作者: 徐罡

playing time. you will get a ton.

Some people say, life is like a marathon. I agree. But for me, life is much more like preparing for a marathon. When preparing for it, you will know, you have infinite potential. You will know health is the most important thing. And you will also know life itself is full of ups and downs. Be patient and never give up. There is no failure in running or in life as long as you keep moving.


you just got what i call " a punch in the face "out of the way. when i say this i dont mean literally, but figuratively getting sucker punched. in sports and pretty much anything in life. the puck is not always going to bounce your way. it is the law of stats and averages. The good news if you keep up the hard work and doing the right thing...You are due for the puck to bounce your way next time. And maybe it will be at a MORE important time for that puck tobounce your way. Maybe later when it matters more.

Life itself is full of ups and downs, without the downs, the ups would mean nothing. Patience is the key. You may not achieve what you what immediately. You may not know everything that you need to know to achieve that goal. You may in the darkness and couldn't see the road ahead. But you just can't give up so easily.

  I'M GOING RUNNING TODAY. I am not concerned about my calorie consumption for the day, nor am I anxious to get in shape for the winter season. I just want to go running。

You own your work. It is yours.

So last year, on July 19th, I struggled to get up early and ran with determination. On that day, I finished 3 km. That was a huge process for me.I would rather call it a milestone. Then July 30th, first 5 km. September 3rd, first 8 km. October 15th, first 10 km. And during the process, I was always breaking my own record. Thanks to running, I used to be a girl who only cheer for others, and now I can cheer for myself, because I have infinite potential. And I believe that everyone has infinite potential. You can do many things beyond your imagination as long as you have a try. You never know where your next step is and how huge your potential is if you never step your first pace forward. If you want to try something, no matter you are ready or not, just do it.

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It is a sad day in Patriots Nation.

Since I have no professional coach to teach me how to run, I read a lot of running books and listened to some lectures. I also downloaded a running app and made a plan for my half marathon. In order to finish my half marathon within two hours and half, I have to run three times a week, each time more than 7 km. I was so afraid I would fail, so I strictly followed the plan. As you know that, changes always go beyond plans. I remember one time, I had already worked overtime for several days, I was tired but I still forced myself to get up early and run. Although I completed my running goal, I was extremely exhausted and then got sick. So I had to suspend running and rested for a whole week.


Move forward.

I will run my second, third, fourth,fifth half marathon next year, or even marathon in the furture. Because I run therefore I am.

  下面的这篇作文是一篇极为优秀的范文,作者为 Lanren A Hackney,被耶鲁大学,麻省理工学院和波士顿学院同时录取。

That is the mindset of a Winner and a Champion.

One month ago, I successfully finished my first half marathon. When I crossed the finish line, I almost cried with joy, because I meant it and finally made it.

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Try outs were extended for an extra week. Not fair did not like that. Never seen that. Not how I operate but not up to me...

Later, I realized that my body knows the answer. She knows when you have to take a rest and when you can get started. At that time, she was out of condition, but I still forced her to run. As a result, she protested and got sick to remind me that she needs to take a rest. Besides, she also taught me a important lesson, health is the most important thing, far more important than achieving your goal. Health is not everything, but without health, you can do nothing.

  Anyone would have thought that I'd be off the team in a few days, but the last week of January caught me splashing through puddles of melted ice, and February winds nearly blew me off the track. I looked forward to practices this time around, to the claps and the persistent cheers of my fellow trackies. I was feeling a "runner's high" spurred by the endorphins released by exercise. But to attribute my affinity for running solely to chemistry diminishes the personal importance that running has for me。

Sports are a marathon NOT a sprint.

I want ask all of you a question: how many of you have ever experienced ups and downs in life? (reply) I also experienced ups and downs when preparing for marathon.Sometimes, I was frustrated. The goal was too high for me. Whenever I opened running app and saw my daily goals. What?! Today I have to run 12 km. Oh, tomorrow I have to run 20 km. I want to "die". When will it be over?  To make things even worse, I failed to speed up. My knees hurt. I almost gave up. However, sometimes, I gain a sense of happiness and accomplishment when I am running. And I also feel that running is such a beautiful thing, how I wish I could keep running to the end of this world. I experienced ups and downd when preparing for marathon, after rested for sometime, and I started to run again. 

  I used to dislike running. "If you don't win this game, you're all running five miles tomorrow," the field hockey coach used to warn, during those last days of October when the average temperature seemed to be decreasing exponentially. And so, occasionally, my grief-stricken team would run numerous miserable laps around the fields. At the end of these excursions, our faces and limbs would be numb, and we would all have developed those notorious flu-like symptoms; but the running made us better in the long run, I suppose. Nevertheless, I counted down the days until the end of the field hockey season, vowing never to put on a pair of running shoes again. Then I surprised myself by signing up for outdoor track in the second half of sophomore year. I was foolish to have believed that I could ever escape this insidious and magnetic addiction。

you will learn a good lesson in eating humble pie.

When I was in high school, running was my nightmare. Running 800m was the last thing I want to do in PE class. So can you imagine a girl who only run 800m wants to finish her first half marathon without any training and within just one year? It seemed a little bit ridiculous, but anyway, I decided to have a try. 

  Running is the awareness of hurdles between me and the finish line; running is the desire to overcome them. Running is putting up with aches and pains, relishing the knowledge that, in the end, I will have built strength and endurance. Running is the instant clarity of vision with which I can see my future just one hundred yards in the distance; it is the understanding that these crucial steps will determine victory or defeat。

Start planning your work and working your NEW plan.

Some of my friends don't understand that why I want to run marathon. To be honest, I don't know the reason, either. I just know that life is short, and I want to try different things which I never experienced before. At that time, it happened that I read a story about marathon, so I began to wonder, em...how about setting a small goal-running a half marathon? That's it. The reason that why I want to run half marathon was an new idea came into my mind, I set a goal and tried my best to achieve it. It seemed quite simple and easy, but the preparing process was full of challenges. When I looked back the whole process, I really learnt a lot.

  I like running—in the cool shade of the towering oak trees, and in the warm sunlight spilling over the horizon, and in the drops of rain falling gently from the clouds. Certain things become clear to me when I'm running—only while running did I realize that "hippopotami" is possibly the funniest word in the English language, and only while running did I realize that the travel section of The York Times does not necessarily provide an accurate depiction of the entire world. Running lends me precious moments to contemplate my life: while running I find time to dream about changing the world, to think about recent death of a classmate, or to wonder about the secret to college admission

Others who missedtry out day or daysdue to other sportsporting commitmentsmade the team.


Seen this happen in hockey. Countless times. Have heard from so many upset parents.

  Running is not the most important thing in the world to me, but it is what fulfills me when time permits. And right now, before the sun goes down, I like to take advantage of the road that lies ahead。

Most recentlyto my daughter in field hockey last fall.


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But I congratulate Philly.

game experience. you will gain a lot of game play experience.

confidence. you will gain a ton.

You know the old saying. Nobody wants to peak in high school.

happiness. you will love your team. you will be the difference maker and respected by your teammates.

Think of the good that will come out of this disappointment.

After the sting of the disappointment eases up.You must...

Your Plan B.


The day after is hard.

You willlearnthat life is not always fair.

Try Out Tip: The Day After

You will learn from all of your continued hard work.

Even after they were injured at that other sporting event for the other sport.

All you can do is control you.

Remember that.

You learned hardlife lessons.

Even though you did not think that was possible. It is.

This adversity will make you a stronger player and person.

It is all in your attitude.

And it must start ON THE DAY after.

Not a good message to the other kids for many reasons.

As do the Pats. Gracious Losers are equally as important as gracious Winners.

Most give up, because it is too damn hard.

I get it.

That work will be a part of you forever.


They don't shy away from hard work or the unknown.

Own it.

Winners are losers who don't give up.

she scored the most in try outs.

She went to camps, tournies all summer. Worked her butt off.

I have gone through this many times myself andwith my own children.

Here is the good that will come out of a disapointing placemet or yes many times an unfair placementIF YOU HAVE A GREAT ATTITUDE:

I always say. When someone slams a door in your face. Break down the damn door.

You move on

These are hardlessons for kids to learn.

Their dissapointments are hard on us as parents.

I am disappointed the Pats lost.

But these lessonswill make them stronger.

Was the one of three fastest in try outs, daily.

Make lemonade out of lemons.

Different details but same story.

But this is how things went down for her.


You will be more appreciative when you earn what you worked for next time.

Your body of work will be measured in years even a decade. Not one season.

Nobody by a placement can take away the work that you have done toprepare for this try out or the next one.

As a result of her performance at these camps that she SACRIFICED her summer for, she is being recruited by D1 schools.

Make you a little bit grittier.


I flew home early with her from our family vacation in Italy for Try Outs. We would never think of missing anything let alone a try out day.

I was told her being the top goal scorer that"scoring doesn't matter"

Tom and the Pats are already thinking about the work ahead of them for NEXT season.

You will workeven harder than you did the prior summer.

You are now abetter player and in many ways person.

The day after Try Outs if you are not placed on the team you wanted or should have been placed on is equally as hard as losing, but on a personal level not team level.

Fast. Strong. Ready. A difference maker she wassingled out by top coaches in the nation.

So what do you do?

I am a parent too and fully understand the sting.

You need that grit to succeed. It is a fact.

And this will toughen you up mentally.




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