Submitted by Genevieve on Feb, 20
Track and Field in Scarborough
I played track and Field during my youth. I played from 10 years old to Junior High. Hurdles were my top event. Indianapolis Peace Games was a major track event I couldn't go to, which partly led to my decision to stop. Practice was boring but the meets and competition made it worth the effort and time. The adrenaline of the competition still engenders excitement. I will make sure to be supportive of my two children (4 and 6) and encourage sport.
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I forged new connections with people. Competition forges new connections. Had I stuck with track (which I wished I did), I believe my life would have turned out differently (although I don't regret my current position). It is a very fulfilling experience, far and beyond the purely physical experience.