Our babysitter, Elizabeth, is in eighth grade and going to try track this year.
Me: Well, let me give you a tip. If you do hurtles - don't do what I did. I did track my sophomore year of high school and I ran hurtles. My very first race I accidentally knocked over the last hurtle. And, because I thought I would be disqualified if I didn't jump over every hurtle, I turned around, picked up the hurtle, jumped over it and then finished the race. Needless to say - I didn't win. And, by the way, you don't get disqualified if you knock over a hurtle.