There is an intensity before a meet that is palpable and you can see it here where they are all stretching and receiving their tag numbers for racing.
I watched the three coaches on the team confer before the race and as it started, got the same old feeling of anxiety and pride that I used to when I watched my children run.
Again, it's fun to watch the games and see all the work and effort put into these sports. Wasn't it just yesterday that she was on this team??
She is ever patient and kind in dealing with these young girls, has taken 3 classes and is always studying to find new strategies.