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Ciera Slade
Discussion 3
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:29pm
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For my personal narrative, I chose to write about my experience running track. It was a wonderful opportunity and I loved it. This sport really teaches you so much about yourself, believe it or not. Your strengths, and weaknesses, the good and the bad, and how far youíre willing to go to be successful, things of that nature. Likewise you learn about others and how they can help you towards a certain goal and vice versa. Writing the essay really jogged my memory about how much fun I had in high school running and also meeting so many new people. The many friends I made is one of my favorite parts about the sport just because you get exposure to so many walks of life all because of one common sport. Also, the aspect of competing. It's really great wanting to win so badly because when you're willing to do whatever to be in first place, you begin to become obsessed with it which leads to getting in great shape, and being way more disciplined among several other things. I feel like my thesis explained the impact that this sport had on me in an exceptional way, it really grasped the importance of the life lessons Track can teach and what it taught me. I had no idea I would learn about patience and work ethic, and how mandatory it is to listen to one another on a team and grow together to accomplish one common goal. It's really remarkable to really sit and analyze the significance of something so meaningful to you. To think deeply about why it's so crucial. Because one day I decided to randomly take a chance and tryout for Track, Just think if my dad hadn't have been so annoying about me always being home and never out playing a sport or having fun I really would have missed out on something so life changing. Plenty of my outlooks would have been so different just because Track wasnít there to guide me and keep me in shape and out of trouble. It's really remarkable! I love this sport. (354)

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