Warmup of 1.5 miles. Then got my spikes on and gued and ran to the line and did a few strides.
I got an okay start, but not the best. I was behind 2 different packs when we were going around the baseball thing: 3 people up front (one of them Abigail) and then another group in front of me. I worked my way up to that group, and on rollercoaster I was up with them. Then I just kept telling myself to work with them.
I could feel myself starting to crash, and I noticed how easily thos enegative thoughts crept into my mind, and as soon as I recognized them I thought up as many positive thoughts I could, even if it meant lying to myself. That kept me going for a bit longer. Then I crashed, and I focused on what I could: not stopping at the top of the hills. I know it's kind of a sad thing to focus on, but it was actually really challenging for me to do. But I never stopped. I was telling myself all throughout the 2nd mile that I needed to work harder, but I never actually did until after rollercoaster when I realized that there was only a little over a mile left. Even then it wasn't much of a change, but it was better than slowing down. I could tell that by now Ellie was right behind, and it helped to have her there to push me. When coming down the hill before bessie Bill told both of us to try to catch at least 2 people, so I tried. I sped up, but once on bessie I had a really hard time. I knew that it was the last stretch and so I managed to push up the hill, but in the meantime both Ellie and another girl passed me. I hate hills. Then it was just the sprint to the finish line but there was no change there
I'm really disappointed about my race, I was hoping to be in the top 10, but no I wasn't even in the top 20. And Olivia and Ellie both ran faster than I did. But I'm just gonna take my vitamins and do the best I can to get ready for state, and use this as a learning experience the best I can.