Saturday game night this weekend! We'll be playing Drawful using Zoom and our phones/tablets. I'm pretty sure this should work well (I tested it with my family today) and be a lot of fun; probably best if you can play it in front of a computer with zoom and then have our phone with you.... Let's give it a try, probably around 8pm (will email via google groups with a zoom link on Saturday morning and will confirm the time then too). Plus, we'll get to wish Teresa a happy birthday!!!
Social Distancing PSA: We have to work together on this, team. School facilities are not to be used at this time, and it's VERY important that you maintain actual distance from each other and avoid touching shared surfaces. As hard as this is -- we have to comply in order to bring an end to the need to socially distance ourselves sooner.
In addition to the workouts that we've sent along before and posted on earlier blog entries, here's another big list of at-home workouts/apps/websites. The focus need not be on doing any given workout exactly but rather on BEING ACTIVE, working up a sweat, blowing off some steam, gaining some mental calm and focus.
We miss you and are just a phone call or email away. Stay well, and see you on the call tonight!
Tonight we are having Senior Night (Part One -- we hope to do something in person when this all ends)! Join our Zoom call at 7pm (check your email for the link) so we can celebrate our seniors together!
Lansing T&F Seniors 2020
Welcome to Week Four of varsity track and field!
Keep taking good care of yourself! Stay physically active, take time away from electronics and social media, get fresh air when you can, eat food that nourishes you, and keep a routine. I'm really proud of you; keep taking this one day at a time and stay in touch and connected.
Practices, Meets & Meetings
Until further notice, all practices and meets are suspended at least through April 15.
But you still have training options!
See the attached workouts or use any of the options we sent last week (also posted to the blog on website).
Team Virtual Events
Check your email as well as the website: we will continue to have team events take place! We'll see you on Monday for Senior Night plus work on a relay montage and Saturday is another birthday.... stay tuned!!!!
Keep in touch, Bobcats, and stay well!
NYSPHSAA put out a statement on spring sports yesterday (see here). The IAC track coordinators shared that they too are still working to adjust scheduling and remain flexible as much as the ever-changing situation allows. They are staying on top of planning to accommodate as many contests as possible. Obviously, a great deal remains unknown -- but know that those in charge are still working to make adjustments to plan for contests and to maintain optimism! Stay well and stay strong!
Update: The Section IV Athletics executive board also issued a statement including:
"The NYSPHSAA will decide whether the 2020 Spring State Championships will take place by April 27. Once schools are back in session, the focus will be on regular-season play for spring sports,
followed by league and sectional championships, if possible. Spring State Championships will be the last concern."
Our athletic director, Matt Loveless, continues to advise us to take this season one day at a time. We cannot mandate that you train, but we strongly encourage that you stay active for your mental and physical well-being -- and remember that we have provided you with workout options you can do from home
Hi all. We'll get through this together. One workout, one day at a time. Keep in touch. Share your photos and messages. Your coaches and your teammates are just a call/text/email away.
It was a close battle between Team Yellow and Team Bobcats, with Yellow edging out Bobcats for the win:
Team Yellow: 9033 points
Team Bobcats: 8843 points
Team Blue: 2911 points
Photo montage on its way.
Thursday is Emmy & Siobhan's Birthday. We're hosting a virtual Birthday Baking Nailed It Competition. Because we're limited on supplies as we all stay at home, we're asking you to be both frugal and creative. Recreate one of these, or be creative and show us another original along with your version of something that makes us say "Nailed It!"
Zoom call on Thursday from 4-5pm for reveal of your creations and voting! Check your email for the meeting link on Thursday morning!
Team (virtual) events coming your way tomorrow (Monday, 3/23) at 3:30-5pm and also on Thursday, 3/26 from 4-5pm. Set your alarm, mark your calendar -- just make sure you "join" us! (And no, this isn't April's bootcamp class -- get your workout in before or after!)
Check your email tomorrow (Monday) morning for more details. If you don't get a message by 9am, email me so I can get you the info.