Cross Country season began today. My runners this year are Katie, Molly and Emily. I have to give a lot of credit to Katie. She has never liked running, yet has faithfully run on the team each year, even though those early years were tough as she ran in the shadow of her older sister who was always one of the top runners in the league. This year our team does not have any other varsity girls, so Katie is it. (For a team to place they must have at least 3 runners - 5 for guys) Running is such a mental sport and for her to train knowing that she is the lone runner is not much motivation for her. Add to that the fact that running is not her favorite thing and I just figured that she would quit this year. But she has been consistently training, made the decision to continue being a part of the team and I am proud of her for her perseverance.