In sixth grade I quit the school band in the middle of my third year to join Running Club. The goal of Running Club was to run a 5k after weeks of practice and I accepted the challenge. Throughout the duration of training, I would find the long runs consistently demanding and a test to my motivation to persevere in the club. One of the coaches, Miss. Ames, was my teacher from the previous year and she ran with me during practice. She constantly encouraged me to push myself a little more every run and to keep practicing. I was frustrated with my performance, but Miss. Ames continued to encourage me. Nevertheless, preparing for that 5k was an eye-opening and an overall amazing experience.
Walking up to the starting line always gives me butterflies in my stomach. Looking over in the other lanes, seeing family and teammates alongside the track, waiting for the official to shoot the starting gun all adds to the feeling. Running track fills me with multiple feelings and pushes my physical limits.
“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle or last. You can say, ‘ I finished’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that” - Fred Lebow. I began cross country in eighth grade shortly after my brother joined the year before. He enjoyed it a lot, so I thought it would be fun. I’ve been on the team for two years. I would like to run for the rest of my life. Cross country changed my life positively forever. It taught me to push myself past what I thought was my limit. It revealed to me a great community of people and it taught me to leave my comfort zone.
I learned how to teach people things. If you've never done that before, let me tell you it's an empowering feeling. I learned about hard work. Through FFA i’ve learned how hard you have to work to do the things you want to do. I've helped fund raise the money to go on all of the FFA trips we have went on, as well as mentally challenged myself by individually planning, organizing and overseeing fund raisers. After joining FFA I joined track. Track has taught me so much about hard work as well, because for me track is something I’ve had to work at. I'm a six boot tall clumsy girl so in order to go fast I first had to figure out how to get all of my body parts headed in the same direction. My favorite race is the 400 meter dash, which most people don't enjoy because it's a super long sprint. I've worked really hard at it the past three years and i just keep improving at it. My sophomore year at one of my meets I improved my 400 time by 5 seconds! and if you have ever ran track you would know that's actually quite a bit. after that it changed my whole perspective of life. It taught me that I can do anything that I set my mind
I was able to become the person I never thought I would be by running my way to being happy. My team is always there for me and continues to push me to be the best version of myself no matter what. Running was able to save my life by giving me a
When I began as a high school freshman, it quickly became a normal as well as an essential part of life. I ate, I slept, I sometimes did homework, and I ran but, not necessarily in that order.
Sports taught me the qualities that help reflect in the classroom, in my team, and in the community. These resulted in my success throughout the academic year, in my team, and also in the community as well. I have accomplished a lot and plan to do more in the
I would say one way that athletics has affected me is learning the importance of hard work and determination. It's taught me that no matter what situation you're in that if you work hard enough you can achieve your goals both on and off the field. Before when something was hard I would either try to find the easy way out or simply give up. Even though that might work temporarily, I've learned through many years of playing sports that powering through and getting the job done, no matter how difficult it may be, is always more rewarding and better than giving up.
I had heard about the running club about being advertised through via email. I wanted to see what it was always about because I’ve been wanting to get back in shape. So, I decided to go to the meeting to try it out to see if this would be something that I want to do. The meeting was supposedly held outside of Rinker in the pit. I was actually very excited to go that day because of the anticipation piling up as the time got closer.
Just running describes a young man who grew up in an environment filled with child abuse and neglect. It tells us a story of how a young mother, who was constantly drunk encouraged her child to steal for her. It tells the story of a boy who grew up stealing, constantly surrounded by gun violence, and how he was physically and emotional abused. However, it also tells a story of how that young boy meant this wonderful woman who saw something special in him; it was because of her that he changed for the better. He started playing football and he became a completely different man from the boy he was previously. This audio clip relates to three articles in these modules. The first article it relates to is the neuroplasticity article since this young
For 2 years I was a member of the Central Toronto Athletic Club. CTAC is a competitive middle distance running club that trains its athletes to compete in track and field and cross country events. It is a year round athletic club that is a platform for talented people of almost all ages to train and to focus on their self-progress as an athlete. At CTAC I was encouraged to push myself to test the limits of my speed, endurance and strength and to discover what my body is truly capable of. Running was a very satisfying sport because my achievements were directly proportional to the amount of work that I put in. At CTAC, I learned discipline, dedication and perseverance. I had to balance my schoolwork with daily practices or workouts, I ran six
Starting out just testing the water, Cross Country and Tennis as has a profound effect on my life. Cross Country has taught me that getting first place is not as important as the effort put into the race. Not all races can be won but giving it your best is a reward itself. Tennis was not as simple of a sport that expected it to be at all. From hitting the ball to weather tennis was an incredibly complex sport. I found it fascinating that changing the angle of the tennis racquet from 30 degrees would be a difference of almost half the court. Also power was never a key factor of any competition. It was all about strategy and consistency. During my junior year we were runner-up the Ohio Valley Cross Country League and during my senior year won Ohio Valley Athletic Conference in
Since my confinement to my home because of my illness, I was not able to go out to my favorite place in Garfield Park where I have my morning devotion and engage people walking and some jogging. However, I was able to call my neighbor, James, and ask him if he would be receptive to helping me with this assignment and he said he had the time.
I did not know that I could push myself so hard and come far enough to drop over a minute of time from freshman year for my 5k time. Joining cross country in high school was quite scary for me. I did not know many people, other than the two girls who were over ten minutes faster than
Running is very good for humans in many different ways. It is a great way to get exercise, and a great way to meet new people. There are many positives, and some negatives, it is easy, enjoyable and makes humans more social, you can do it at anytime, and it relieves stress rather than give stress.