Track Attack alumni amaze me. It’s barely February and registrants for the summer camp have already begun to come in. I am honoured that so many families have chosen Track Attack as their summer camp and have recommended it to their friends and extended family. When you love your job it’s hardly considered work! I cannot wait to see all of you this summer! Keep posted for some exciting news coming soon!!!
So I’m 2 months postpartum and attempting to get back in shape. I was working out at home with my husband today doing what felt like my 800th squat of the workout and I said “Whoo, my legs hurt…but it’s not the first time that’s happened.”
It’s not the first time and it’s not the last time. It’s an amazing feeling to know that that strength has come from years of training on the track. Getting back in shape sucks big time and it sucks just as much for me as it does for anyone; but I have a secret weapon… it doesn’t hurt as much as I’ve made myself hurt in the past during a workout.
Being able to get more from yourself than your competitor is what makes you more successful. My university Coach would always say “Racing is about who can hurt the most”, he was the kinda guy who had eight phrases that he would cycle through, so this one kinda stuck!
Don’t you want that for your kid? For yourself? A tenacity that allows your hungry spirit to come out every now and again and get what you need from every experience? Track and field is the perfect training ground to develop and hone this skill!
I can’t wait to see all of you on the track this summer. Summer camp is going to be amazing!
Last year when I spoke about Track Attack, I often called it Confidence Camp. Because the athletes range in age by 10 years there is a natural leadership opportunity afforded to the older athletes. It astounds me every year to see complete strangers come together as a team in less than a week. While the older children gain leadership skills the younger children benefit just as much. They gain a sense of community and belonging and develop positive relationships with children outside of their family. When the children come together something magical happens, this is the only job that doesn’t feel like work.
I love Track Attack.