Personal Narrative: What Drives Me To Run Long Distance

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Many people ask me how I can run long distance and why I put myself through so much pain everyday. I tell them, because of the feeling you get after a good workout, a good race, the feeling you get after seeing how much progress you've made, that is why I do what I do. It's the intrinsic reward that I thrive of off and keeps me going. However, I haven't always enjoyed running and I didn't even start distance running until my sophomore year in high school. Before I started distance running, I played volleyball and I always felt like a weakling in on my team. It wasn't until I tried XC the next year, that I started to feel worthy and found something I am good at. A big part of what drives me to run is to be good at something. Running is a sport
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