Hi my name is Jessica Seehafer I am a sophmore at Macon County High School in Tennessee. I started running cross country in 7th grade and I have been running ever since. I geuss my junior high years running were ok, but everything changed freshman year of high school. I got cist in my right foot I could not even make it a mile without walking. It was terrible i was running high 30s and 40s , I felt like giving up but one day after practice i decided that i didnt care how bad it hurt anymore i was going to over come this somehow. It must have worked because the first race we had i ran a 28:27. From their on out I gave it every thing i had by our fifth race i was running 25s it took me 3 races to break that 25, everytime i would break it by a second. So I went to school one morning and seen coach at the four way hallway and i said "coach im gonna break that twenty five today" he just smiled and said well see at the meet this afternoon. Since it was a home meet we were already their, at the time my pr was a 25:09 i was really eager to break it and knew i had to back up what i said to coach. So i did that day i finished with a time of 24:31 broke my 25! In my mind I was like oh yea so excited ,coach just smiled about it though.That wasnt he end of the season we still had quite a few races left but i ended up the the season with a 23:46.