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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

The Real Head Track Coach

cheerleaderPlease do not tell my team that this is the only sport I really loved.

I was a high jumper and I really liked high jumping, but my problem was……I wasn’t very competitive and I’m still not.  I was also the only high jumper on the team, so when I practiced, I was by myself and at the meets, I was by myself.  Talk about your individual sport.  So, when I jumped well enough to go to regionals I told my coach I wasn’t going.  He didn’t put up much of a fight, probably because he had no idea that I was on the team until that moment.

I find myself doing little cheers here and there with my track kids.  A couple weeks ago I was working with a very frustrated young man on his high jumping.  He missed his height over and over and over until finally he made it and I did a little hurray!  He glared at me as he headed out to jump again and grumbled, “I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t treat me like a cheerleader.”

I would love to have a t-shirt that says, “Cheerleader Coach”.  I’m just sayin’.

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