The Last Race

609 WordsFeb 2, 20182 Pages
Henry ford once said,"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement." Mistakes can make smarter, learning from them can help us not make the same mistake next time. They also make us wiser, but in the end mistakes do their job. They teach us, they make us stronger. Running a race is mentally and physically tough, but in the end finishing is always worth it. Not finishing a race is a big mistake that I made. "Okay girls on the line!", yelled Mr. Wesley, "We're doing time trials for the 800," All the girls lined up, eager to see how they do, but nervous for reasons of their own. Mr. Wesley told us about how a waterfall start works and set us up. He told us how and what to do. "On your marks," said Mr. Wesley, "Get set. Go!" We were off, some girls were faster than others. I was closer to the front and running fast. What I didn't realize was that I was going too fast. And as we got closer to the end of the first lap, I was breathing heavily and coughing, I was like a fish out of water. I was gasping for air. I walked off with a stitch in my side and slightly light headed. There had been girls in front of me, but they were doing just fine. As I walked off to get a drink of water people ran past, and I realized that I had been the only one to give up. I was wondering what would my parents think? But there was no way to undo what I had just done. "How was track?"
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