The Struggle For Excellence

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[flickr id=”6087274981″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”small” group=”” align=”left”]We aren’t really a sports family.  Denver never really was a sports kid. He played soccer for a while, but then the cost outweighed his enjoyment factor and we let it go.  For a while he played an instrument, but again he didn’t care for it as much.

So just before 7th grade he told us he wanted to run.

And he ran.

Last year in 8th grade he excelled beyond measure, his pride in his abilities grew. The kid was on his game. We were proud of him, he was proud of himself. It was a pretty stellar way to end middle school.

This year he’s in high school and joined the team again.

But this year there’s a problem.

Pain in his knees – and a new severe pain in his back are crippling his ability to run. He barely makes it a mile in practice.

So tomorrow we go and do something I never thought this family would see.  A sports medicine doctor.  Try to help his pain levels before the season is over.  So that maybe he can again enjoy the sport he loves so much – and achieve the excellence we all know he has in him.

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