If we come to play, everything else should fall in line." Carter 's work ethic and success might even be rubbing off on Miles. "You play together for four years, you play against each other all summer and they lived together for two years, They kind of know what each others doing," Huggins said. "I always get great effort from JC defensively. This is the best Dax has been.
Cross country. a sport that requires the fusing of body and mind, strives to maximize one’s physical ability by testing one’s mental tenacity. Every day represents a new struggle to beat yesterday’s maximum output; an issue of mind over matter. Through pains and strains, and adverse weather and unfavorable conditions, I run because I made up my mind four years ago to succeed. When I first joined the team the summer prior to my freshman year, I had no previous experience with running, unlike the majority of the team.
As you can see, even though I have always played soccer and never changed sports, I continually learn how to become a better individual everyday. Emerson is incorrect in his assertion because he says that no one will grow unless you go beyond something that you have mastered, but I have grown not only as a player but an individual by the help of a single craft. From Preschool to eleventh grade, I have expanded my education greatly. The main four subjects ever since I have attended Preschool have been: science, math, English, and social studies. Throughout my many years of schooling, all of these subjects have been the same with more and more information added upon them.
“She believed she could so she did.” Anonymous. This is my all-time favorite quote and it has significant meaning to me. It has a special meaning to me, because my dad and I run together. During the summer my dad and I would run together every morning and on weekends we would go on our “log run” for the week. We started out running short distances like 2-3 miles a day and on the weekend 4 miles.
Being a member of this team has given me more confidence than I ever thought a shy girl could attain. In addition to gaining confidence, I have learned to be humble. I train my mind and my body both on and off the field during the season as well as during the off season, but I still cannot take all the credit for what I accomplish in this sport. I have been blessed with a driven and quick-learning mind, a healthy immune system, and the body of an athlete. I also give credit to my coaches and to my teammates because I could never be where I am today if it were not for their inspiration and motivation.
I decided that I was going to run cross country in the fall, something I never even considered before. The first week of practise, I anticipated dreading going on the long runs and suffering through difficult workouts. Instead, what found was the most supportive group of people in my school and even more surprising I discovered my love of running. Now in my senior year of high school, I have become a dedicated runner who finds enjoyment in the pain of pushing yourself to the limit. Cross Country has taught me many lessons such as the importance of commitment and determination, however the lesson that stands out is the importance of being open to new opportunities and overcoming obstacles.
My legs got wobbly as everything began to spin and the next thing I knew I was falling to the ground. Starting cross-country my senior year was terrifying, but I am so grateful I did because this moment during my first race taught me a lot about my strength and persistence when I am tested with any type of challenge. It has allowed me to overcome anything I may face not only in running but in all aspects of my life. My senior year I switched from the Orange County School of the Arts to Edison High School and joined the cross-country team. I started training with the team over the summer.
One incident I can recount when I experienced failure was when I joined Cross Country. Since, I can remember I have always excelled at everything I did, from my academics to dance class to music lessons. When I entered into my freshman year of high school, I decided I would to join an athletic team in order to keep myself occupied outside of academics. I figured joining a sport would be another good attribute to add to my resume. Initially, my mind was set to join the soccer team.
When she was 16, she became a part of the USA Olympics team in 1956. “The youngest member of the U.S. track and field team at age 16, she won a bronze medal in the 400 meter relay” (“Pioneering Olympic Medalist”). At such a young age, Wilma was able to accomplish being on the Olympics team after she defeated her defect. Wilma Rudolph was so fast, she gold medaled in three events at a single Olympic game. “She won the 100m with her wind-aided mark of 11.0 seconds in the final.
I have a good level of fitness with my most recent beep test result of 8.4. In past years I have participated in cross country coming fourth in my races and also participating in 1500 meters coming second, over the years I have stopped participating in these events as I have wanted to focus on my education. I have started boxing classes, which I hope will improve my fitness, sharpen my reflexes and quick thinking. I have a good attendance record, with only ever being away if sick and providing a medical certificate when possible. I am also very neat and tidy in my appearance.
It was time for the four by one hundred meter relay. With my relay team stretched,warmed up, and ready to go, we headed towards the stadium where we would race against the fastest girls in the nation. Intimidated but not deterred we headed out of Tent City and into the gates of Turner Stadium. Knowing this was my last race I would run with my close friends and relay team, being it 's the last race of the season and we all weren’t going to be in the same age group next year, I had a whole new mind set. I was constantly thinking, “we have to make top ten because we can make top ten.” “We have the times, we have the strength, we have the speed, we just need to have the guts to walk in there like we are going to shred the track into pieces.