A lady in the crowd
Taking My Breath Away.
My lips are fierce with passion, meanwhile my heart spins fiery beats. A rhythm lives within my fingers and runs within my feet. Tracks morning practice frightened me, after the second set my knees shredded from yesterdays marvelous Reilly race. Coach Rojas thought it would be a splendid idea for me to lead a 1000 meters run.
How horrifying, the three fastest cross country runners heavily strived behind me. "Kick up the pace," Jessica Chavez shouted in encouragement. I discovered courage and ran with all of my strength. Above all I kept the pace until the very end. My passion literally took my breath away, and left my throat as dry as Death Valley. Yet pain is what it takes to be a fast long distance runner.