Cross-country running is one of the hardest things that I do but it is also one of the most reward- ing things that I do.
I am super passionate about it. Aside from being just a recreational sport, it is one of the only true sports in the extracurricular area.
There is a true emphasis on team bonding. It comes along with many morals and life lessons that can be passed on through generations.
It is not just about running and building strength, it builds character within a person.
It teaches more things than people even realize. It attracts the most intelligent and hardworking people. It is not a sport for slackers.
However, cross-country did not start out that way for me. When I began running eight years ago, I never thought I could do it. I certainly couldn’t even begin to fathom that I would be where I am now.
I wanted to quit from the moment I started.
I had no strength, endurance or stamina. I had some real sense kicked into me regarding commitment and it is wonderful that it did.
Throughout my years in high school, I worked really hard to build strength and endurance.
I was not the fastest guy on the team, not even close but
it was that inner-strength and team spirit that really carried me through.
It is through hard work, enthusiasm and dedication that I have decided to carry it on through college and into the future.