olympics. Watching to see who would win the race at the end. I
wanted to do that…run and win.
I tried out for track in the
8th grade and made the team. I continued running until my 11th grade
year. I loved the rush of being able to push yourself to capacity to
compete with everyone else. I was a sprinter and short distance and speed
was my thing. I always looked at the distance runners and wondered…how
they could run for so long? Sprinters and distance runners train
differently. Sprinters train for speed, distance runners train for
In the race of life, you still have your sprinters and
your distance runner. A sprinter may get to the finish line before you do
but all you have to do is finish. Take a deep breath…breathe, get your stride
and set your pace. The race may take a little longer but the finish line
still lies ahead, FOCUS!
Whether a sprinter or distance, be
sure to train accordingly for your race. Don’t get distracted by who’s in
front of you, look past them and see your finish line. It doesn’t matter
how fast you get there…in the end…You Win!
Author O'mera Beavers