They all take off, I wait with anticipation being the last leg of the race puts a burden on you. I watch, I wait adrenaline rises, heart pounding…my eyes have been visually running the race since we started. I get to the line we are in fourth place, I get handed the baton. I’ am everywhere but there my mind tells me, your parents are here with you. Encouraged, I keep sprinting and sprinting and I don’t stop, the crowd fall silent and how this Hispanic boy just passed everyone up…the last one-hundred meters and I’m dying I use what little I have left to pass the finish line and we finish in
At one time, the thought of running, made me want to run and hide, but with a great coach I was able to quickly adapt to long distances and enjoy it! Now I am excited to share my love of running with our students and the community. Our club meets two days a week after school. We have two coaches (teachers) and parent helpers per team, which are separated by grade levels. We start with warm ups
This race quickly went from a race against the other teams to a race against my teammates and myself. I ran faster to widen the gap between Nolan. As the second mile came around, my coach told me again that I was first but then immediately after I heard shouting coming from him Nolan to catch up and stay as a pack. I couldn’t help but notice how tired I was. I thought “Only one more mile, keep your eyes on the prize” My teammate caught up to me.
Of course, being told such things by one of the most renowned coaches in the country would be enough to make anyone push their limits. After my sophomore cross country and track seasons were nulled by my physical limitations, I developed a sort of excitement that I wish I could feel again. “I can do ANYTHING” I would tell myself as I ran each workout. Sure enough, by the beginning of my junior cross country season, I was quickly catching up with the other girls on my team. In fact, my outlook was amazing; there were three elite meets that season, each with a limit of runners on my team that would be taken.
Nothing is ever given to you in life and if you want to achieve your goals, you must challenge yourself past your limits. While running is an individual sport, the team is so important to becoming a better athlete and person. The team challenges you to be your best and has become the biggest competitor for me. My teammates inspire me to work harder and push me to run faster in every meet and practice. This type of competition is positive because I want my teammates to succeed and they want to see me accomplish my goals.
Remembered our first in-class essay was a rhetorical analysis of an argument. At that time, I was unfamiliar with the idea of rhetorical analysis of an argument. So as a result, I failed my in-class essay for the first time. I felt frustrated and upset. However, I got a retry opportunity on that essay.
GSSM will allow me to advance through challenging coursework quickly and cover more ground. The Governor’s School could also supply me with a talented sports team and a way to meet new people and grow socially. It is clear to me that although I will be leaving much behind, the rewards of attending GSSM far outweigh the
While on the track team it kept my physically fit, it gave me motivation to pass my classes and made me determined to beat my time over and over again. On the track team we share similar goals in the track and field community. There are a lot of goals too set when you’re on the track team. I and my team all have personal records that we set after a race and when it’s time for the next race we set a goal to beat the last record. We also have the same goal of reaching the state and city championships.
Through the next months I followed concussion protocols and kept working hard at getting good grades, but also knowing rugby was right around the corner. Running through obstacles of finals and more homework, I battled headaches and the struggle of completing assignments with an injured head. The ending of school transitioned to more concussion protocols and an MRI. Nevertheless, summer was ending with the last concussion appointment. Ready to return to play, I optimistically went into the meeting of dreams to continue rugby.
Being able to say that I got offered a scholarship to continue playing has had a huge impacts on me as a person. Since I was awarded this scholarship it has made me set higher goals for myself, not only on the soccer field but in everything I do. Allens head soccer coach, Jeremy McGinnis, approached me after he watched me perform at multiple college showcases. Knowing he saw me as a talented player made me strive to become even
In a way I was forced by mother to run but I cannot do anything but thank her for introducing me to the sport because I have been running ever since and I love it. Coming from a long line of track runners, it was embedded in my blood to run and I excelled soon as I stepped foot on the track. Don 't get me wrong I do not consider myself the best, but I was meant to run. Track is my life, I wouldn 't know what to do without it, not only has it benefitted me physically but also it has taught me discipline and leadership. Once I began running in high school, is when I noticed track is not easy and I would have to really dedicate my time and strength to the sport.
I have learned so much in this class. In high school I did pretty well in English so, I thought I would almost everything I needed to know for this class. I was very wrong! What really stood out to me and I really utilize is that each paragraph is its own mini essay which includes a thesis statement and supporting sentences. I learned much more about APA format than I thought I would such as in-text citations.
Junior year is the year that colleges look at the most. Knowing this I pushed myself to my limit pre track season; I worked harder than I have before in the sport and made incredible improvements. Once track season started I was so eager to show the world what I was capable of. The first few competitions were both fairy large and very important. I went into both competitions excited and motivated only to walk away frustrated and disappointed.