The experiences I have had these past years allowed me to learn about who I am today. One main experience that influenced and stuck out above all others would have to be my decision to run. Yes, five years ago I decided to go crazy and run for fun! Well actually that’s not true, it was competitive, but still I made a decision on my own to run. It all started out, like most things do, with a question. Should I run track? This is the question that ran through my thirteen-year-old mind, when deciding whether or not to run for Marstellar Middle School.
The main reason for this quandary was that soccer season was on its way and I was determined to stay in shape. Seventh grade was my 1st year on the soccer team and I didn’t really get much playing time during the games. So, the only way I could think of solving the matter was to make a choice. Join the track team for the fall and get in shape or become a human benchwarmer for another year. It wasn’t really a difficult choice, I was going to do track , but nevertheless it’s funny how even at the age of thirteen a simple boy can alter his life with a simple choice.
Once track was over I became use to running regularly and went to my first running camp in the summer. By this time running wasn’t just a secondary sport to get in shape. Running was my new sport and my newfound hobby! The excitement and the joy of the wind rushing by your face or the curiosity for adventure on a long run is something I personally cannot explain in words. Running, it motivates the senses and, personally for me, creates a distraction free environment. My next step, after running over the summer, was to start looking at cross-country and track for high school. Coaches from a high school called Osbourn Park recruited me and before you know it I was running in my first cross-country race! I soon found out that cross country was going to be a lot of fun for the next couple of years and setup a great social...