- One with a recurring pain in her foot, who usually does not walk or run, was determined to finish the race. When we practice, she said that if she goes slow and takes time to stretch her foot, she could finish. And she did! (Don’t worry, Mom and doctor knew she was involved in the program.)
- One of our girls has asthma and she was so proud of herself one day when she was having a really good run. She said it was the best she had done in two seasons. A later practice, the weather was awful and she had to walk most of the course and she was disappointed that her pace wasn’t the same. But she finished, knowing that she could do better and she was learning to manage her health.
It's comments like these, when you see the girls actually seeing the potential in themselves, that trumps the sore muscles and tired feet.