Every winter from 1996 to 2011 has been complete dedication, chaos, passion, and enjoyment. The beginning of my week starts with two nights of practice, filled with at least 50 runs per night. Dedication. In the middle of the week, I squeeze in work, homework, family, church and volunteering. Chaos. Towards the end of the week am at a high school race. There are six teammates, three different teams, but only one goal. Passion. At the end of the week it’s one last race. Then finally, there is relaxation. Enjoyment.