Last week a flyer came home for track conditioning and track & field. I described track and field to him and asked if he would like to do the conditioning class. A few days later (after the deadline) he said he would like to do it. I called, there was a spot open, and I signed him up. Tuesday afternoon, first day of track, we pull into the driveway after school and Mr. Orange says, "Um, Mom? I, uh, I decided that I really don't want to do track."
Me: You don't want to do track?
Mr. Orange: No, I don't think I do.
Me: Mr. Orange, I have already signed you up. Do you think you could at least try it today? Just see what it is like?
Mr. Orange: (several minutes later) Okay Mom. I'll go. I'll try it.
Guess what? He loved it. Today he was totally excited to go. He had to run a timed 200 yard dash and a timed mile. He did his mile in 13:39. I was so proud of him! There were a few kids that cried during some of the (four) laps, and others that huffed and puffed their way around. Some were really fast! Mr. Orange just took off, walked when he needed to, ran when he wanted to, and did a really great job. Psst, don't tell anyone, but I think he might really like this track thing.