Why I Run
By Alison Powell
Northwest High School, Ohio
I'm a high school Junior and I started running 5 years ago. When I
first started running, I thought I was crazy and so did my friends,but
for some reason I was drawn to it. So I stuck with it and that's how
things are. I run both Cross Country and Track, both are demanding
sports. I still ask myself why I do it and deep down I know the
answer. I love running. I love blisters, cramps, pain, heat, spikes,
long bus rides, flooded courses, and everything about being a runner.
The pride lasts longer than the pain and I have EVERYTHING to gain.