No timeouts, No halftimes, No benches. Welcome to my world, in my world we run fast, we push ourselves to the limit, we run until we are gasping for air, until our muscles are aching, until we push ourselves to the max, because thats who we are… This is Cross Country.
In meets, Jr. High runs 2 miles. Our goal is to get higher places and to get personal records, also know as a P.R. The Jr. High Girls Team consisted of Allison, Tayla, Chloe, Kaleigh, and Hallie. Jr. High Boys had Jude. S (me), Jude. B, Drew, Logan, Mason, Vash, and Jaden. Our practices range from, “I can do this” to, “I might die from this.” On Tuesdays and Thursdays we have intervals where we run harder so we can get used to meets so we don’t have to take breaks. On Mondays and Wednesdays we either run 40 min or 4-5 laps around the school perimeter which is 0.9 miles. We do all of that training to run at the meets where we run 2 miles with no water and we have to run against SO MANY other Cross Country runners.At meets, we line up in our box at the starting line and when the official shoots the fake gun, we start running and the games begin… Yay. We usually run at school grounds but we always go through the woods on the school grounds at least once a meet such as Backwoods which was really in the woods there. The Backwoods 2 Miler was a race in the woods, but it was also like a festival with lots of stands where people can buy things like the Pumpkin Show. The only time we don’t run at a meet is if there is thunder outside or as you are wondering, a natural disaster. We run in the rain, in the fog, when it’s hot and when it’s cold. I have really enjoyed Cross Country because it pushes your mental state where you are blocking tons of pain away. I’ve learned that I just like running and although I am really sad that the season is gone, there is always next year!
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