Personal Narrative: A Career As An Athlete

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For the majority of my life, I have been shy and awkward. I was never good at socializing or at playing team sports; however, when I joined my school’s Track and Field team freshman year, everything changed. I broke out of my comfort zone, made new friends, and became a team player. In order to succeed in this sport, I learned to be dedicated and determined and to practice perseverance. Running on this team has strengthened me both physically and mentally. I take ballet and lift weights to strengthen my muscles and my stamina for running. I think positively and My coaches and teammates have pushed me hard and encouraged me to push myself even harder. My junior year, we had few seniors on our team, and I stepped up to become one of the team’s leaders.…show more content…
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. Before Track and Field became a part of my life, I had no plans for my
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