Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cross Country

I was keen, but I wasn’t going to get ahead of myself just yet. Cross country was only five minutes away and my nerves were getting to me. The tracks I have competed in when I was much younger, seemed easier by far. This year they took it up a notch, we were now going to race 3k’s. I whispered to myself “This is a new year, you can do it.”

As much I wanted to give up on the race, I knew as a year 8, I needed to accomplish my goal for this year of completion. Just when I thought I was running the track quite smoothly, a feeling of exhaustion struck me unexpectedly. I felt sluggish, and soon I was starting to think.... “Is this race ever going to finish?”

Turns out, I wasn’t that far from the finish line after all. It didn’t take me long to notice that my shoes were completely saturated and my legs had been covered in mud. As I saw a few heads, a cheesy grin had appeared on my face, showing a feeling of relief. I was a few steps away of accomplishing what I had feared since day 1 of this year, finishing cross country. I hadn’t felt so good for a while.

Win or Lose? Neither of those mattered to me. I give myself credit for participating in the race and finishing it off properly. I've learnt how to persevere and not doubt myself.


  1. Hi Via,

    Great writing. The way you described cross country is amazing. You have used great vocabulary that made me want to read until the end. Keep up the great work.


  2. Hi Sylvia,

    Fantastic writing, the vocabulary is superb. You hooked me in right away. It actually felt like I was there with you. Great work.


  3. Hey Sylvia,

    Nice writing. I really like the way you describe your writing with interesting vocabulary. Well done keep up the good work(:


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