When cross country season started, some of us had known each other for years, and others walked into the season as strangers. By the end of the three and a half months we had spent together, we had all really grown into a team that had a completely different attitude than my teams before - the attitude of succeeding as a team.
I am personally still in shock that the season is over. I am going to miss talking about my day during runs after school, sleep overs, and hilarious bus rides to meets. In a way though I am glad it is finished because it is nice looking back at something and knowing you finished well. While we were in no position to win the state meet, we still went out and tried our best and ended up doing better than our predicted 9th place finish. Afterwards, I could see everyone had a spark in their eyes and was thinking, “Hey, we’re not so bad after all. Maybe in a few years we could have a shot at winning this.” Of course this is every teams dream, but just knowing that we were all thinking the same things was a really great moment.
Part of being a Spirited Woman is getting to experience these great moments. While many of us don’t get to run in the state championships for cross country, there are many other “state championships” in our lives. We must learn to always remember these and to strive to get there.
Alice, The Spirited Kid
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