On Monday I awoke to the delicious smell of bacon, eggs and gluten free muffins. I left my house around 10:30 am to go to Winston- Salem for the JDL Fast Track Youth Meet with my track club. I was nervous because this was my first track meet in over 2 years. I also had
never run on an indoor track before. ANOTHER first was that the track was 200 meters long. The events I ran were the 800 and the 4×400. I always have pre-race nerves but yesterdays nerves were the worst, as so much of the event was new to me. When we arrived the space was filled with warm air, nervousness and anticipation. I warmed up with a teammate who was also running the 800. My anxiety increased as I watched the numerous track and field events. The crowd was the loudest I had ever experienced whilst at a track meet! About 30 minutes before my event, I had to check in and have my spikes inspected. Once checked in I waited in an area to do some last minute warm ups and strides. It was finally the moment to leave for the start line.
We waited on the waterfall start for the “RUNNERS ON YOUR MARK… SET… POW!”. We were off. I had a good start and maybe pushed (just a little 😉 ) my way to a good spot. I kept my head straight, eyes forward and ran my legs off. Before I knew it the final lap bell rang, and the girls in front of me separated even further. as much as I tried to keep up with them, I just couldn’t close the gap. I was on the home stretch at last and sprinted to the finish. I finished 3rd and I was proud of that. Posted below are the results, mine is across from the O. The next event was the 4×400 relay with my teammates. We placed 2nd out of 3 teams. It was a great experience to refresh my memory as I hadn’t run the 4×400 in over 2 1/2 years. Overall the meet was great fun and I gained lots of experience from it. We have another indoor event closer to home in a months time, which I am now excited about. Even though this meet was small I was pleased and proud of my times and that of my teammates. 🙂 Feel free to leave comments below about your favorite moments in track or cross country!