Sunday, November 7, 2010
TUTORING PROGRAM TAKING ON A HIGH ALTITUDE CHALLENGE
Kids from after school tutoring program were very excited to participate in High Altitude Challenge 1 mile XC race recently in Alamosa, Colorado. This race was the last of a 3 race series sponsored by the Alamosa recreational center and the first race ever for many of the kids.
Alan and Brayan's parents offered to help me out by driving a few of the kids to the race and supervising. This was a great way to bond. Kids were eager and ready to leave by 4:00p.m. The highlight of the day was when I told them I had ITA t-shirts for all of them. I told them we were a team and that we were going to run, jog or walk for our Team (Team ITA). They loved the idea.
The majority of group came with me on my 1998 green wind star van. At the race, Brayan took the role of a captain by taking the group on a warm up. Jose and Laiza were scared to race, but at the end they did it. Aida and Diana stayed with Angel and paced him all the way. Oscar had a great race and said he really liked it. Alan and Jesus partnered up at half way and ran the rest of the race together. David and Miguel ran their own races and competed very well.
It was wonderful to see them compete, have fun, and learn at the same time. After the race, we gathered at the tutoring center for homework and some pizza.
More details (results) in the video, Enjoy!