Today was the race at murray. I did a lot better than I usually would! I was actually shocked that I was first from East in the rookie race. I did a warm up that was around a mile, and then had to quickly line up for the race, seeing as my race was the first race, and i was a little late. Yeah, I missed the bus. pretty stupid of me, huh? I feel really bad about that. well, in the race I didn't start off sprinting like i did in the other races. I still was fast, but not quite as fast. I ended up being in the middle of the group, and I was blocked in for a little bit. once things started to get a little wider i started to pass people. The part that wore me out the most was going up this huge hill that went on for what seemed like forever. I slowed down, but Bill kept yelling at me to keep going and pass people and all that jazz. I passed Olivia and Jesse and I was really shocked and so I thought that I must be going too fast and that I might start to crash any second. but I just kept going. Then I passed Annie, and Bill started to yell at both of us and told us to keep passing people. He said that we might be able to get medals. I passed a few people, and then I realized how close I was to the finish line and I started to sprint. I sprinted so hard that I thought I was going to pass out. I couldn't feel my arms or my legs. the cheers from the crowd was all mushed together. It was kinda scary. I recovered when I was under this pavilion thing about 6 minutes later. I did a little over a 1/2 mile cool down. It was a pretty good race! I got 29th overall and was the first from East. My time was 22:14.