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  • I reach the starting line and stare at the track ahead of me. Coach is giving instructions “ take it easy out there I want to see 75%.” I'm spacing out, hearing him but not listening. I line up with my team and things go silent as we listen for the crack of the gun. Pressure builds within me as my stomach fills with butterflies. I want to puke. Then a loud BANG, the butterflies vanish and effortlessly my tense body forms confident steps.
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