Sunday, December 1, 2013

Clara's Precious Cape

Clara had a fantastic weekend at the California State Championship Cross Country Meet! She ran her best race of the year - covering 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in 19:40, for a pace of 6:20/mile. She finished 40th in her division (and as the 8th fastest sophomore). That's out of all runners in Division Four schools in the entire state of California. I am so proud of her! She didn't earn a precious medal, but she did earn a precious cape.
 
You see every year, the team makes capes for the state qualifiers. They have a cape ceremony on Friday night. And the runners wear them for warm-ups, etc. on Saturday. 
Clara loves her cape, as do all the runners on the team. It's definitely the newest precious item in our household.  Cross country season is over, but as the girls run off into the sunset, at least they will always have their capes to remember the 2013 season.
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This story is presented as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday 2013 - Pick your Precious. For other precious stories, go to this link.

20 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

She can be so proud, Rinda - and you as well. Running in the State championships is no small deal. I really love the first photo of Clara wearing the cape.

scrappyjacky said...

She's done so well in her first season,Rinda.

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations! Such a great first year :)

Sian said...

A cape! What a cool idea, I've never seen one of those before - it will be a wonderful memento for the rest of her life. I can just see it hanging on the wall or draped over the bottom of the bed.

With very many thanks from me to you and yours for the stories over the past three years, and the support and the encouragement and the shout outs. It has been much appreciated, as have the stories which we have all enjoyed so much. Thank you x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Clara has done fantastically well in her first season. She should feel very proud. I've enjoyed reading your stories both old and new over the last few years.

Becky said...

Clara has done so well, you must be so proud! Love the last photo :)

Eileen T said...

Your love for your children and your pride in their achievements shines through in your writing. I love reading about them.

Beverly said...

I am so glad this was your story, I was so curious about the capes :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a clever thing for them to give! Love it!

alexa said...

You sound very proud too, Rinda! What a great achievement for you all as a family and so intrigued by those capes :).

Anonymous said...

That is such a great win for Clara!!!! I'm so glad things are going her way!!!!

Mariana

Karen said...

What a cool tradition! And congrats to Clara who's had such a great season!

Irene said...

What an accomplishment for these a super runners. Congrats, well done Clara!

Jo said...

Well done to Clara, that's fantastic x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh that is cool. I love the idea of the cape, and so happy that Clara is the proud owner of one!

Melissa said...

What a fantastic tradition - every girl needs a cape!

Cheri said...

Congrats to Clara!

Louise said...

well done to Clara...I like the sound of a keepsake cape!

Gail said...

Wow - congratulations to her on doing so well. That cape looks pretty neat.

Miriam said...

Congratulations to Clara and what a fabulous picture of her.