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Sabrina Baez ENG 386 February 22, 2011 Three Instances Three Race Instances 1). Accidentally running a half marathon, and getting a medal for it. “I’m just going to run a few miles with her, you know for moral support”. That was the plan from the beginning. My younger cousin was running her first half marathon along with some of my aunts and my mom, and she was extremely nervous so she asked me to run with her. The morning of the race all the spectators in my family got separated because we were each watching a different family member race. Immediately I got lost in the huge crowd of slow moving runners at the start line. For about two miles I was running by myself through the streets of Houston desperately searching for my cousin Kaly’s red ponytail. Finally I spotted her head bobbing through the crowd. I sprinted my way up carefully dodging the other runners. I had to be careful because I didn’t have a number and at any moment could get plucked out by one of the race officials. As soon as I caught up with Kaly her face lit up with a “Thank God” smile. I made sure she was doing ok then we both turned up our Ipods and got in the zone. We were running at a painfully slow 11 minute mile pace so I had plenty of time to think of how screwed I was at about mile 5 I finally realized that I was going to have to run this whole race. Even though I grew up in Houston I had no idea how to navigate through the urban downtown, and the rest of my family was all scattered about so I had nowhere to get off.
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Baez 2 At mile 7 I started to feel the consequences of the repetitious pounding of the pavement on my knees. Up until this point the most I had ever run was about 8 miles, and we were steadily approaching the 9 mile marker. This is where I hit my runner’s wall.
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ENGL 386 taught by Professor Heinemann during the Spring '11 term at Texas A&M.

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