Personal Narrative: A Career

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At the beginning of my sophomore year, August 2015, I fractured my left ankle. My second season of cross country had just begun. The whole team had a Saturday practice at Atlanta Memorial Park. We came to this park for a time trial. Not being able to run was going to be a challenge for me. I loved running, and seeing myself not run was going to be hard for me.
This time trial determined who would make Varsity and Junior Varsity. The time trial consisted of a little less than 3.2 mile run. I was right behind the top girl runners the whole time. I look ahead and see that I will be approaching a steep hill soon. I then run up the hill, circle around the three cones on top of the hill and let all my energy out coming down. I was coming down the …show more content…

I needed to go to the emergency room, so I did. I was wheeled into one of the open rooms to be seen by the nurse and doctor. The nurse came in right away to take my temperature. Then she left and we waited ten minutes for the doctor to check my ankle out. I was shivering in pain. The doctor came in took X-rays and gave me a pain killer. The doctor came back and told me that I had fractured my ankle, but I would not have to get surgery. The doctor and the nurse put a cast that went from my ankle all the way up to my knee. The casts was not a normal cast, you dip it in water and then mold it until it hardens. I waited for it to harden and then it was time to learn how to use crutches. I was trying to move to fast and would trip. It took me a couple of days to get the hang of it.
My mom and step dad drove me back home. For the rest of the day I slept and watched TV. All I could think about was not getting to run this season with the people I loved. Not running also meant, I would not be able to improve for the next year. I also had a chance to be on Varsity, but this ruined it. My teammates were texting me and asking how I was doing. It was then when I had to break the news that I would be out for the

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