I am a committed runner, and I never complain during practice. Some refer me as the fast silent type. Although I may not be the best, I have the drive to become one. I have kept up with my academics, and have recieved a 4.6 cumulative GPA. My goal is to balance my athletic and Academic life and
This year, I have shown a lot of improvement, even with my current situation. I have taken a Medical Assisting program that certifies me as a Registered Medical Assistant after I graduate. It is a challenging and time-consuming class because it runs for four hours a day, Monday through Thursday. The class takes up my time to practice and because of that, my growth has been heavily limited. For this past Cross country season, my coach and I made arrangements when I would meet him after class, which was 6:45 pm, and we would run a workout. I was usually running by myself in the dark, with no one to pace off. We would do this once a week, so I only got one real day of practice. We had a race every week, so my typical week consisted of one hard day of training on Tuesday, an easy jog on Friday, and a race on Saturday. This made, maintaining my speed and improving very difficult. Even with this, I still managed to run by best season, thus far. I consistently ran, mid 17s for the 5k, and kept up with my teammates, who got their full week of practice. On one invitational, I ran my best time of 17.06, which gave me a 23 second PR. The last 5k I ran, I got a 16.59.99, which is my new Pr.
The only thing that kept me going was my determination because even though I wasn't properly trained, I wanted to get faster. If I was properly trained, I could go through a more significant PR, and even place in a state meet. I have yet to run a race, in which I thought that I have reached my limits. Track Season is about to start, and my goal is to break 2 minutes for an 800 and run a sub 4.40 for the mile. I may not be the best, but I can definitely see myself becoming one.