Out of Retirement…for a Total of 10 Seconds

“Who wants to sub in for this race?”

As I heard these words emit from the mouth of Ms. Fletcher (Jacob’s grade 3 teacher) I knew it was my chance to re-live my track and field glory days.

“I will.”

The scene was the St. Paul School relay practice at Richmond’s Minoru Track on Wednesday morning.  As usual, I brought Sean and Jake for their 7:30am practice, but on this particular morning, I unusually stayed to exercise as well.  It was now just after 8am, and I had just completed my admittedly wimpy workout of alternating jogging and walking for half an hour.  One of the grade 4 girls was still in the washroom when it was her turn to run…giving me my chance.

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