Track was not as successful an experience for Liam.
First, it was extremely cold.
He did not like that.
Then, there was a lot of downtimes.
He wound up trying to talk with the coaches during the meet.
He also wandered around where he shouldn’t go, not having a group to hang out with.
Finally, while he likes running long distances, he is not fast.
In one race, runners were passing him on their way to the finish line.
Afterward, I overheard a student say, Liam, run much? then laugh.
Thankfully, he noticed that track was not an overly positive experience and decided that he didn’t want to participate in the future.
We were proud of him for taking a risk but also knowing what wasn’t working for him.