Have you ever ran in a cross country meet? I have ran in countless cross country meets; I have been running cross country for eight years now. Every race I run is a challenge, no matter what, because I push by body to its limit. Most people do not consider cross country to be fun. The enjoyable part is definitely not the race itself, but the feeling afterwards knowing that I kept pushing myself when my body and mind were both telling me to stop.
Step 7: The Atonement. After achieving the goal of running thirteen miles, I want to push myself even more and try a triathlon. While training for this triathlon I have learned how to swim better, have biked sixteen miles, and got an even better time in a 5k run. This has been the most intense training I have done in my life so far. Even though, it is hard training for this triathlon I think this will be a good experience for me.
When I was playing baseball I wasn’t happy; it was complete torture. When I was in cross country practice I loved life. I knew it was what I wanted to do, not baseball. “I just don’t know how to leave baseball; my dad loves that I play his favorite sport.” I spoke to my mom and she suggested I enjoy my high school career doing something I enjoy. My decision is clear but I just don’t know how to tell my dad; sometimes we are concerned about other people’s feelings, that we don’t do what we truly love.
There are so many thing that could keep me from reaching my goal. The biggest thing that would keep me from it would be death. I would invest my life savings into a racecar if i knew it would give me a shot at make it into nascar to race in there top series. And would break every bone in my to be the fastest and most aggressive driver there is on the track. I would even take any that is in my way of victory out even it a friend.
Of course I wanted to maintain my fitness for soccer, but while the fellow track stars were dreading the distance runs, I was secretly eager to push myself. Every practice, I yearned to prove wrong the coaches, friends, and family who advised against it. My soccer coaches always told me that quickness
Running requires you to always be on your game, the slightest injury or distraction can prevent you from doing your best. Running is not only physical, however, it is also the most mentally tough sports out there, which is not something that most people know. Sports like soccer and volleyball are team sports and although cross country is as well to some extent, cross country is actually a race against yourself. Cross country is all about racing against time and most importantly yourself. A runner will do only as well as he or she want to, if you want it enough then you can achieve it.
I continuously told myself to continue to running no matter what. It was only the first mile when I realized, I was the female coming into last place. All I could think of was to head into the woods to cry. It was there where I began asking myself “Why did I sign me up for this sport?” That day I did come in last place along with the pity clap for
My new goal was to make it to my high school cheer team. My new team taught me team skills and with that we were able to win many competitions. I learned that even though I didn't reach my goal I was able to improve my cheering skills and was
Through this move, I was stuck in a position to either continue my running or change to field events, which in turn would broaden my understanding of Track and Field. It gave me the opportunity to stretch my limits in the sport I loved, but I felt like I was in the same position that I was in five years ago when I first stepped foot on the track. I decided to try the three jumping events that track offered: High jump, Triple jump, and Long jump. Although I was technically partaking in the same sport, the lingo had drifted to unfamiliar horizons. Not only was I attempting an unaccustomed event, I was adapting to a new mentor and teammates.
So I had to do physical therapy and stretch out my legs. I had really good personal records this season and I intend to keep my goal of amazing PRs. My goal this season was to get under 20 minutes and outrun lots of runners. For my 18th birthday, I was in the TH, which is our local newspaper, and there was a quote from The Maze Runner with the title, "We 've got a runner!". My parents made a comment to the paper, "Our little boy is all grown up."