|Spencer - bench press meet 2013|
|Me - same bench press meet 2011|
What was great was to see how rock solid his form was and how the big audience and buzz of the event did not shake him. I was extremely proud of his focus and ability to keep his "groove" on his lifts.
Spencer has been my faithful twice-a-week gym partner since September and I treasure that time with him. He started training for this in November so he's not been at it very long. It's been fun to work with him and pass along my knowledge. He's naturally driven in the gym in ways that he never was in soccer and other sports, so why not nurture what inspires him?
Today we were simply coach and athlete. I just asked Spencer if he felt that way, and he said "I agree!"
As we were leaving, I asked if he'd like to work toward this again next year. "Yes, I would," he said. Good.
As "coach" I was smiling, thinking about some new fun in the gym. As "mom" I was taken by the significance of the moment and the privilege of having this relationship with my very cool kid.
|Weigh-ins the night before|
|Testing out the bench after weighing in|