Watching Zach and Rocky interact on the track is a real treat. If you didn’t know she was Zach’s mom, you’d never be able to tell on the track. There is a palpable shift from mother/son to coach/athlete that is visibly seamless. It has been honed over many years. And he navigates it constantly, even at home. Even with me.
Zach has been nursing a groin injury for most of the pre-season and only ran full speed once prior to the Simplot Games. As a parent, I worry about things I shouldn’t and sometimes express them out loud. Her comment to me is almost always, “As his mother, I’m telling you to trust his coach.” It always makes me smile and always calms me. Because I actually do trust his coach. So does he. [Location]
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