once i was chosen as a marathon runner and i must ran 26 miles . no , i’m not an athletic guy of the class or so , i’m just a nerd , who always get 10 out of 10 on physics and maths . and that marathon surely changed my life forever . check this out .
the day was rainy when my teacher told me that i will be the one who ran for my class , school’s marathon . well , i can’t even walk properly , and the whole class was laughing so loud . i said to my teacher , ” Mike is a better runner , far better , why me and not him ? ” she refused and said that every students need to get that chance to run .
i didn’t want to disappoint my teacher , and so , day by day after that , i woke up earlier in the morning and ran for half an hour before i prepared for school . i walked to school from that day on , which was like 5 miles from home . and by the end of the week , i felt that i’m kinda ready for the marathon .
2 days before the marathon , i fell from my bike , sprained my ankle , and it hurt me so badly . my heart broke , i lost all my confidence , but still , i didn’t want to drop out just like that , after all the hard works .
it healed quite fast , but it still hurt anyway . on the marathon day , i forced myself to look ok . and i was ready .
the marathon started , and my ankle hurt so badly , but again , i forced myself to run . in no time , i got to the first save point .
it got worse when i reached the third save point , but i kept on run run and run . until the last save point . i’m leading , i’m at around the 4th place , out of 35 students , and that was cool for me . but by then , all my dreams faded . i fell , and i couldn’t find a way to stand up .
i wanted to cry , but i stopped myself . everyone was looking at me , and started panicking , some of them laughed at me . and i got only one thing on my mind .
5 miles to go , i stood up , and i walked , not even running , but i didn’t care bout all the bullies and thing . i kept on walking , people passed me by , and they got the first winner already .
i started to run , being such a stubborn and forceful person , and just before i reached the finish line , i fell again .
i was the last one , but i didn’t care . all i wanted is to finish this race . i stood up again , one last time , i thought , and i closed my eyes and ran . and i fell .
i opened my eyes in despair , it was close , i was just so close to the finish line . i heard cheers and laughters , i looked down .
i sat just after the finish line . i did it ! and people did realize bout my ankle , they brought me to the hospital as soon as i finished the marathon .
my teacher was very proud of me , my friends weren’t laughing at me , the congratulated me ! they even went to the hospital with me .
thing i learned from that day :
- there’s no such thing as impossible , if we wanna try and do our best
- when you’re not giving up , you’ll find the best thing at the end of your journey
- and to be a winner , you don’t need to win , you just need to show that you’re a true winner .
by : @nataliamiu