Reflective Essay: Is It Possible To Get An A?
In my sophomore year I decided to train on my own for this race, since the schools did no special preparation for this. I went to the sports track every day for two months, building my strength and speed. On the morning of the race, I noticed in disappointment that my PE teacher was not at the race. As a matter of fact, no other teacher from my school was present. The uneasy feeling of loneliness came over me, standing amongst about 35 runners. They each seemed to have a coach, but I was alone. There was no other student from my class there. I felt like nobody cared for me. I started the race with the weight of sadness, but finished the race in second place. I was proud of myself, but could not feel a total sense of achievement, since the person whom I wanted to acknowledge me was not there. After about five minutes I started to feel nauseous and walked to a closest friend’s house where I ate and sat until my stomach calmed. This physical pain just added to my disappointment. The following Monday the teacher gave me an “A” for participation and an unenthusiastic: “-Good