Personal Narrative: The Injury Of My Team Race

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This was the last race of my high school cross country career, but if our team did well enough, we would advance to the state meet. Our team had never made it that far. Consequently, as one of our team’s top runners, it was important that I race. This presented a challenge though, due to my incurring an unknown injury a few weeks before. My coach trusted me as captain to make the right decision for the team’s success and my health. In the end, I decided to run. However, quickly my decision to compete became complicated. With the start of the race, my injury, which I later found out was a hairline stress fracture on my fibula, evolved to a more severe stress fracture. At this point it was quite painful to run despite the adrenaline rush. I

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