Second meet, ran a faster time on a harder course 👍
Runners be like:
- Around other people
- Person: cross country isn't even a real sport
- Runner: FUK OFF MATE RUNNING IS THE REALEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER DONE I WILL LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THIS SPORT
- On the team
- Coach: mile repeats on the track today at goal pace
- Runner: Everything hurts and running is terrible
Q:I just pr'd by four minutes on my first official 5k!!!! I ran 29:30 in a practice meet and ran 25:18 today!!! (Just had to tell someone who'd understand)
Oh my goodness way to go! That is crazy improvement, nice job!
Q:What did you get for your time?
25:54 :D not exactly a PR but hell if I care
Q:How was your first race??!! 😃
Great! Me and another girl ran together and started off conservatively, then picked girls off throughout the race. We ran strong, and kicked ass. Thanks for asking :)
When there’s drama on the team
First race of the season done and done 👍
It’s not that the prodigy lacks joy. Or the newbie, conviction. It’s not that the up-and-comer doesn’t foretell dreamscapes, like halos of spun sugar. It’s just that when the comeuppance is also the comeback, our hearts break into a million pieces and reform into something that looks like hope. We know the loss, the injury, the pain, and the fear have created an environment only a few can sustain. The insanely dedicated. The embattled fighter. The athlete who knows everything counts because everything’s at stake. And we pull for them. Because they believe in their potential just as we hope to believe in our own.
Pictured: Kara Goucher, CU Track, in prep for her return to racing at the Rock n Roll Philly Half Marathon 9/21/14. Photo: Caitlin Fairly.
The athlete who knows that everything counts … because everything is at stake !!!
holy crap this made me cry for an hour … this really gave me the last little bit of hope I have for a “comeback” at this point…