With all sports (especially Running) there's a period of time when you hit a wall, where you're no improving or doing worse. But, remember when you hit this wall, whether it's due to injury, sickness, emotional stress, or some unknown reason, that you can get over that wall and be better than you were before. Just don't give up.
"My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster he could too." -Mia Hamm #NBScholarship
The Sandpoint Girls Cross Country team has a cheer that they do befor every race. For each JV girls' race throughout the season, the Varsity girls join them at the starting line to cheer and say good luck. I feel so privledged to be able to attend the Bob Firman Invitational at Eagle Island, ID. This is the biggest Idaho Cross Country meet! It was so much fun to be with my team and we loved racing!
After being out for 3 weeks due to multiple leg injuries, I am finally getting back at it for cross country. With district meet being Saturday I have to put in double time to get where I need to be. My current time is around 23 almost 22. My goal time is 21. Hopefully I will make it out on that course this weekend
I wake up at 5 o'clock in the morning; The bags are ready and packed from the night before because I was filled with so much antcipation. I get to the high school, I get on the bus, and we all leave. I think about the race, my race strategy, who will be there. I create a mantra for the day and finally we get there. All of us emerge off of the bus, grab our bags then set up our camp. All set, now we warm up are tired legs. The girls and I run the course for about a mile, we do all of our marches. A skips, B skips, C skips, hamstrings, we do not miss a thing.
Running... Running is hard. that is why you need to do it everyday. The more you try, the more you will strive. Run your pace to enter you happy place. It is not about how fast you run, but about how far you are going. Are you going up a hilly path? A cobblestone road? In a feild? To the championships? To the olympics?... Where are you going? I am going where ever my legs take me. How far my lungs are willing to work. How much beautiful pain I am willing to endure to be the best. Mind over matter #NBScholarship
Runners tend to work their same muscles every day from the repetitive motions of running. Injuries can occur subtely this way, but they can also be prevented. The best way to prevent injuries is my cross training. Especially by working on your upper body, it will balance the muscle groups causing for more stability and less strain on certain joints. #NBScholarship
Growing up I was always a basketball player. I played on my local teams, church teams, and on competative club teams. I was always on the court with four other girls who I relied on to be there and have my blind spots and to communicate during plays. We worked together and loved playing together. During my high school career, I had to decide if I should continue playing basketball or begin running Winter Track. I was scared to give up my sport, mostly because that would mean leaving my team behind.
My team may be small, but we have big hearts. Together we work hard to accomplish our goals. We encourage each other both on and off the track. We look out for each other because we're family. We're a loud, goofy, loving family. We may not be as big as the other teams we compete against, but we all get along and have fun. When we show up to meets, we step off the bus laughing and playing our pre-race music. Without my team, I wouldn't be the person I am today. They push me. They help me. But most of all they love me as much as I love them.