The writing titled “My Greatest Hurdle,” written by Matthew W., talks about a track runner’s struggle to beat his school’s record. His writing left me believing all goals can be reached. I can relate to his struggles. I have ran cross country for three years, and I know how frustrating it is when you can’t get the time you want. Every year, I start off the cross country season well. Within the first couple meets, I usually reach a new PR. Then I level off. I stay at around the same time, but I can’t beat my PR. Like Matthew, this frustrates me. He writes in his article, “So many of our big achievements happen in such narrow slips of time.” I totally agree with him. In the race I received a new PR, it felt like the race took forever. Then I was crossing the finish line, and I was looking at the time. I had gotten a new PR! Matthew also says, “...you train for hours upon hours to compete for a matter of seconds…” I agree with him on this also. In cross country, there is more distance running, but I still feel like we train a lot, maybe too much. That is why in order to run cross country, you must have faith. Just like in the real world, you need faith in order to succeed.
My Greatest Hurdle
January 5, 2018