However, he somehow talked me into running. I can still remember my first practice that summer, I was beyond nervous because I did not know anyone. The girls on the team were so welcoming as I ran my first three miles on Roaring Run Trail. After that day, I knew cross country was the sport for me, but I of course did not admit that to my dad right away. Now thousands of miles later, I have finished my fourth season of cross country and my fourth season of track is just beginning.
From the moment, “If you miss the next week of band camp, someone else will be marching in your spot,” flew out of my band director’s mouth and slapped me across the face, all chances of having the best marching band season ever disappeared. Freshman year was ruined. At first, I had no thoughts, no expressions, or feelings. Then a melody of “whys?” tried to harmonize with clusters of reasons, begetting a dissonance of buzzing in my head, “Why was I being punished for going on a vacation with my family? Why is this happening to me?” The mental chaos came to an ease and there was finally resonance in my thoughts.
I was never interested in academics nor did I ever consider myself ever wanting to teach. In fact, I almost did not graduate high school. However, because I wanted to make my mother proud, and achieve my dream of becoming a firefighter I pushed myself to graduate high school. Saving someone’s life from a burning building, rescuing a teen from a car crash, or bringing a cat home to their owner after getting stuck on a tree. It all seemed great, but was I ready or would I ever be ready to see people in their worst days?
Everyone in this world may run into an experience with failure. It might stop a person from moving forward, but it also could be a turning point that drive you to a successful path. The key point depends all on yourself, and carry a heart that keeps you walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. And yet, I have crossed over my own hurdles, and ready to face more. Track and field day was coming soon, I was with my third grade class ready to practice for running hurdles in PE class.
I run around the track and continue to sprint across the field back to the crowd of parents, friends, and girls soccer players who were forced to attend this last cross country meet of the season. As I continue to approach the group, my mind and body turn numb, Everyone is cheering for me, and I realize that I’ll never experience this again. I’m practically floating through the course, still no other runners are near me. That was the way it would stay, all the way through the 3.1 miles as I crossed the finish line in first place, capturing my team’s second league championship and undefeated season. After I had caught my breath, I began to realize that my career was drawing to a close.
Set in the park during May Day Races the story reveals that the protagonist, Elizabeth, won the May Day Race against the antagonist, Gretchen. During the race, Elizabeth sees her brother, Raymond, running behind the fence during the race, she decides to coach him in running. This part of the story relates to the critical lens because if you have never had a brother or sister or anyone to teach them in, you will never have the experience of wanting to train them in the same hobby/field as you. However, Bambara presents you with this opportunity to experience this by writing a story with vivid details and interesting
Rudy decided to quit and that is when the custodian stopped Rudy and gave him a pep talk about not walking away from your dreams. Rudy had spent so much time working hard so that he could just get into the school. When you have worked so hard and got so close to achieving your dream, it is really hard to watch your last opportunity fade away. But the custodian knew that giving up was never the right answer. About two years ago I was a recreational dancer and all I wanted was to go onto the competitive team.
Narrative Reflective Essay As a freshman in high school I failed to make it onto my school’s junior high golf team. The worst part of it was I had a close friend, Cooper, who tried out for the team with me and made it. From that point on, I was determined to make the team. Unfortunately, the only golf teams a sophomore can play on are Varsity and Junior Varsity, which contain the top twelve players out of all of the students at my high school. Another very unfortunate circumstance was the fact that I attended the largest high school in the state of Oklahoma, containing almost 3600 kids.
I went all out, making several different posters and hung them all around school. However, I ended up losing that election. I failed to realize I was running against a very popular classmate – and just like any election, it was merely a popularity contest. It devastated me, but I did not give up quite yet. I continued to actively participate in the club and decided to run again for office the following year.
My Greatest Accomplishment A truly great accomplishment is something that lasts and requires determination and extensive effort. For me, making the Texas Small School All-State Mixed Choir was my biggest accomplishment because it opened me up to new passions, taught me how to work hard, and set me on the path I am on today. In my sophomore year, I joined choir simply to get my fine arts credit out of the way. At the time I did not have any plans for college and was uncertain on what I wanted to do with my life after high school. I honestly hated school and just wanted to get it over with.
Whether it be a failing grade, not making a sports team, or not winning a game, there is always a lesson to be learned. These lessons help in preparation of the future. Last fall, in 2014, I was a component to the Sainte Genevieve High School Girls Cross Country Team. The entirety of the season, the team was plagued with illnesses and injuries. Although we had a very talented, hardworking team, we struggled to win the meets we attended.
The transition to college is not a walk in the park, but add a rigorous summer conditioning program, two-a-days everyday, and the pressures of coaches you have yet to impress, and you have a recipe for disaster. What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan shows just that. Maddy Holleran, a freshman at University of Pennsylvania, is running cross-country for one of her dream schools. She’s pretty, popular,
I play to have time to myself to think, I play with family and friends for fun, and I play to hone my skills and be the best possible contender I can be when it comes to the competition side. So when I think about my personal biggest failure that I can recall, I would have to say golf is involved. My team at school is very good, we have heated tryouts every year just to make the team. As a freshman our golf team won state and I feel like that really set the tone for what was expected of the rest of us for our high school years. My sophomore year in school we had a completely new group besides a few of us, so we basically we 're starting from scratch, just because we were young though we wouldn 't consider this a "building year".
As I ran across the finish line for the last time I could not help but smile; all the memories and lessons learned from my years on cross country and track flashed before my eyes. Salem Cross Country and Track has impacted and shaped me into a leader, friend, daughter, and student. The competition and friendship I found on the cross country and track team is amazing and has aided me in personal growth. The challenge of running is something that I have learned to cherish the most during my years as a high schooler as it taught me to always work hard. Nothing is ever given to you in life and if you want to achieve your goals, you must challenge yourself past your limits.
I didn’t even know what cross country is before I came to this school. And by the end of the season, I was one of the best runners in the team. This transition didn 't come from nowhere. I was literally the slowest person in the whole team(including girls) when the season began. And I remembered what one of the girls in the team told me: Kenny, just go join another activity, there is not chance for you to make the APAC team.