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Cross country used to be an extracurricular activity that would look good on my college application It also was to help improve my endurance in soccer I remember the time I would spend socializing with my friends I would spend most practices messing around and not taking it seriously I would have never imagined that my perspective on the sport would change in just one meet My arrival at the Weddington Cross Country Meet consisted of the same old routine It was unusually cool and the fog covered the course While I was staggering to my feet people were scrambling around trying to get things organized I was tired and wasnt too thrilled about running that morning All I wanted to do was go back to bed Before the race began a couple of friends and I went to walk the course This race was going to be fast and it was where I wanted to make my coach proud I didnt know that I was going to get some good news As we made our way back to the tent I was informed that I was going to run varsity that day I was so scared and astonished a million thoughts ran through my mind How was I supposed to keep up with those experienced runners I could feel the tingles run through my body I felt like I was sick or something My team and I said a quick prayer and then we lined up at the start The seconds counting down to the gunshot I could feel my confidence in myself just drop The shot rang and of course I was near the back of the group I picked up my pace and was able to keep up My goal for the race was to beat a couple of my Cox Mill teammates I
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