This was my race, the race that I had worked all year for, and the race were I would push myself to the limits. We stood on the start line and I was ready. And soon, we were off! As we launched off the starting line I began to bring myself towards the front. The start loop helped me begin my gap and we soon headed onto the single track and into the trees. Thoughts rushed through my head, and because we only had two short laps, I decided I would just push myself as hard as I could. Soon, I was focused purely on the race and I let my legs bring my smoothly up the climb. The downhill was sitting in my vision within seconds, and the rocky and rooted fun would begin. I used every skills camp, hard work, and practice lap, to help me become one with the trail and to do my best. I was smooth, fast, and excited as I spun down the hill. In a blink of an eye, I realized I was beginning my second and final lap. I hadn't seen any of my category behind me, so one by one I used the category ahead to help me keep up my pace. Although I was focused, I was also thinking. Could my goal be coming true? These thoughts helped my power grow and I stood up to push for the finish. Again, the downhill came before me, and I was ready. My body was calm and active as I stayed upright.
Soon, the finish was right in front of me, I stood, and smiled.