This last Saturday Molly and I went to the last cross country meet for the Farmington Middle School cross country team. Our nephew, Zachary (12 years old) is in his first year of running and has cut his times in every race. He may not ever win a race but he loves running.
One of the neatest things in the meet was the kid that came in last– probably a full minute after the next to last runner crossed the finish line was cheered and encouraged to finish the race with the same enthusiasm as if he was the front runner. If you ever get to attend one of these races do it.