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Cross Country

Today I participated in a cross country competition. AND I GOT INTO TOP 77 OUT OF AROUND 82 PEOPLE OMG OMG OMG XDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXDXD :ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face:

Anyways, let get back to the topic. After during first break today, I went to the gym to go to Earl Bales park. We rode 3 buses to get there. The grade 4s were going on when we arrived. This was the order that the cross country race-thing went: Grade 4 girls, grade 4 boys, grade 5 girls, ... grade 8 girls, and grade 8 boys(Although I am not sure whether if grade 3s and below participated or not). The track was around 3KMs. I was extremely slow. But its okay. Because it was better than I hoped for. After all, what's important? Being in the top 10? No, it's having fun, and I did. When I finished my race, my school's team's chaperone(a teacher) told me that I had the biggest smile(I guess that's good?). I also achieved my goal of not stopping in the middle of the race.

When I was within 10-meter range of the finish line, I felt my legs loosen up. My locked muscles just unlocked. I used my unlocked muscles to run and finish the race ahead of the kid who was 3 meters ahead of me when I was 10 meters behind the finish line. When I ran across the finish line, the kid ran past me. The judge said, "Cummer first, green shirt(IDK if it was green though). Does that mean that all along race, I had the energy to speed up, just that my brain kept my body from using that energy, as a backup, and let my body use it when it realized I was nearing the end? Idk. But this was definitely a great experience and I couldn't stop grinning after the race until I got home and I still grinned at home for a while.

P.S.: I learned my homeroom teacher is a rapper today, and now I am his fan!