I am a runner. I am really good at this aerobic exercise. Doing extracurricular activities like cross-country and track has made a real impact on me with running. Running is an activity that anybody can do and it does not require any learning. To me, running is like a natural drug that you're addicted to and never want to stop doing.
Although I am a member of many diverse communities... ... middle of paper ... ... had found my vocation: sprinting. Entering my sophomore year I found myself replacing an injured runner on the varsity 4x100m. After showing marked improvement all season long I hit a hurdle that prevented me from bettering previous times; had torn my left quadriceps. Remembering my commitment to my teammates I limped through the wind and rain to practice daily. All my hard work had led me to the the starting line of a regional qualifying race; where my team would ascertain whether or not we would qualify for states.
It has changed my life completely both physically and mentally. Giving me the passion and eagerness to learn more about the body and how it functions. I was once 230pounds. But now after losing a whopping 60pounds I can now say that I am no longer obese. Not having to worry about my asthma gives me a sense of relief and allows me to do what I love most which is exercise!
I had been running track all through high school and was just about to start my senior season. I had never been great, but good enough to make states last year in the middle distances. Up until this year our only coaches were your typical, out of shape, over the hill, middle aged women who only coached track because they were either mean old biddies who liked to boss around young women or were athletes themselves before they let themselves go and now wanted to relive their fantasies of victory through our hard work and sweat. This spring though, things changed. We had a student teacher that offered to help out with the track team.
There tends to be some unfavorable expression like a grimace or a sigh accompanying with the quote, “I think I have to go running.” Although hated among many people throughout the world, the positive sides of running can be enough to turn the lazy into the hardworking. Running is an excellent choice for physical and mental enhancement because it keeps one active, relieves stress, and is a good self-esteem booster. Running is not just for the young, fit, and energetic people of the world. It can be for anybody or anyone. From child to teen to adult to elderly, they can all be a runner.
During my warm up, freshman year, I was lost in the crowd of everyone and was afraid to be myself. The first mile, my sophomore year, I worked out some of my nerves and started to become myself. Junior year, the second mile of my high school race, I worked on myself and really decided on the person I wanted to be. The last year of high school, my third mile, has been one of the best years to date and leaves me hopeful for the future. The “race” that is high school has been one of the most unforgettable races I have ever been apart of and is just a small portion of the race of my
A Running Experience It was another long day of track practice with even more pain in my right leg. I was not your typical fourteen year old girl this past spring. I have a passion for running and I would do anything to make myself a better runner. That includes running or working through pain when everyone told me to stop. I went to track practice with the high school team before middle school practice had even started.
Jr high football was a big thing for us. This was the first time that we ever got to play other teams from other towns. Our coach always told us that fundamental started in our Jr high years leading to high school. No one ever took Jr High football seriously. It was just a joke for some people, but what we really did not know was it was teaching us to prepare for high school football.
There is some sort of physical activity for everyone to enjoy. I have a personal experience with a friend that found enjoyment in running and got into the best shape of his life and benefited immensely from physical activity. In addition, physical activity is important to me because it helps me focus and clear my mind. I am not thinking about the stresses in my life when I run. Physical activity keeps people out of trouble, prevents diseases and keeps one in shape.
The beginning of it all was my freshman year in High School. Like I said, I never saw myself playing soccer. It was February of 2014, my best friend Zeb Farmer had been joking around with me about trying out for the soccer team, I would always joke back saying, "I'd love too.” He thought I was being serious, and tryouts had arrived. I went out with him to our soccer/football field thinking there was no chance for me to make the team. After messing around at a tryouts and making the team I realized I had a thing for the sport and wasn’t too bad at it either for just a beginner.