Friday, October 7, 2011

Mariah and Cross Country

Mariah decided to try doing cross country this fall. She has worked so hard and has overcome several injuries including: knee pain, ankle pain, a black toe we are pretty sure is going to fall off, and back pain. Nothing has stopped her. She just pushes through and keeps getting stronger and faster. She has practice everyday after school and comes home just in time for dinner. She gets right to her homework and getting her things gathered for the next day. It has been so fun to watch her be so responsible and take something so seriously. During their first meet of the season Kris and I looked at each other and did they trick these young kids into thinking this is fun? It is fun. It is fun to watch and a fun experience for all the runners.

This picture was taken at her last meet in Rome, NY. They had to run through a creek and several really muddy, soggy puddles. Luckily, the waist deep pond was filled in this year so they didn't have to run through that one. At least it was about 58 degrees this day:) Keep at it Mariah!


joolee said...

that's awesome!! good for her. i had one brother who did cross country in high school, then ran for SVU. (ALL my siblings but me have gone/are still going to Southern Virginia and have loved it, if she's ever interested in an LDS east coast college. :) )

Kao said...

Way to go Mariah! I still think of her as the little cute girl but really, she has turned into such a beautiful young lady. And congrats on baby #6! Jaime, you are awesome! What an exciting spring you will have. I hope we can see you before you move!