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Aaron Runs State Cross Country
October 21, 2015 - Sugarhouse Park - Salt Lake City, Utah
Wow! I am constantly amazed at the feats my kids accomplish. We watched Aaron run in his final Utah Cross Country race and it was awesome. We watched him push through pain and fight off runners at the end to finish strongly with a great time.
Did he win? Nope! That is the dream, but Cross Country is different in that you are racing for your personal best in the hopes of helping your team in their final standings. Very few get to be at the top of the podium, yet thousands run each year just hoping to give their best performance.
The Sugarhouse course is about 3.2 miles with lots of uphills and downhills, which makes it tougher on the runners. I loved watching Aaron push himself through the pain and never give up. He has grit and there have been times this season where his asthma has hit so hard mid-run, yet he pushed through to finish.
Aaron loves to run, and run, and run. This is something that I never found great joy in, yet Aaron just loves it. To say I am proud of him is an understatement... I am beaming with pride!!!
Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah