Saturday, February 9, 2019

Happy Kid’s Du #2–Ariel–2019

Date/Location:2/9/19, Granite Bay
Distance:1mi R – 3miB – 1mi R
Time:Ariel: 30:10 (PR 29:58)
Place:Ariel: 2nd, 9 & 10 Year Old Girls

The 1st Run

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO! I start running straight. I’m trying to get closer to a girl named Kiali. I can see her up ahead of me. She gets smaller and smaller as she gets farther and farther away. I push myself to get closer. I feel like I’m going fast but I’m not getting closer to Kiali. I see the boy that I was trying to pass at the previous race. I start going faster trying to catch him. He’s harder to pass than last time. I go past the bathrooms and go down a hill and then I see Kiali. I am so excited because I’ve never seen her before at this point because she gets so far away from me. I start running faster and faster but she’s getting farther and farther away from me. I try to pass the boy so I can get closer to Kiali but it’s hard. I pass him. I turn and the trail is getting muddy. There is a big mud puddle on the trail so I jump over it. I run past some rocks and now I’m on the straight away but I don’t see Kiali. I run into transition and get my helmet on. I leave transition.

The Bike

I head out on my bike hoping to catch up to Kiali and the other girl in front of me. I see one of the girls ahead. I bike faster and finally I pass her. I still think there are more girls in front of me. I see Kiali ahead of me but she is so, so small became she is so far away. A boy passes me I try to stay with him. I’m not sure if I’m getting closer to Kiali because she is already around the corner. I turn on this big turn then I go up a hill. Then I go down a hill and up and down and up. I come to this really big turnaround which is a large turn that goes up and down. I pass the boy I was behind earlier. I go back down and up and down and up the hills. And back to the big turn. I keep biking and get on the long road. I see Kiali. I bike faster and faster. This time she is not getting farther away she is getting a little closer. I go down the big hill and into transition.

The 2nd Run

When I get into transition some people tell that I'm the 2nd girl and the first girl isn't far ahead which I thought was wrong. I start running straight. I can see Kiali up ahead of me. She is so close. I've never been this close to her. I push myself more and more. I go past the bathrooms and go down a hill. I start running faster and faster but I’m getting tired. I turn on the trail an it’s getting muddy again. There is the big mud puddle on the trail so I jump over it again. I run past the rocks and see Mommy. I can still see Kiali. I want to catch her but my legs are tired. I’m on the straightaway but Kiali is getting farther away. I sprint and finish only a minute behind her. Thank you God!

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