Feature

Cross Country

By Navrosedip Kundlas

Volume 2 Issue 2

November 19, 2021

Cross Country

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Close your eyes

Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth

Call out your goodbyes

And then head out south

That's how we run in Cross Country.


2.5 miles or 3.5 miles?

Locals or perimeters?

None of those bring out smiles

Each step feels like 5 kilometers

But what can I say?

That's what we do in Cross Country.


Core every day

Doesn't matter what you say

Boyens always on your back

But I trust him when it comes to Track,

Living Environment, or Cross Country?

What he'd choose is a guess too easy.


In our team, there are no walkers

After all, we do have energy from all those crackers

Motivation flows through our veins

It doesn't matter how much it pains

After all, if there is no pain, what did we gain?


Close your eyes

Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth

Call out your goodbyes

And then head out south

That's how we run in Cross Country.


We have the best coach

If I had problems, he’d be the one I approach

Runs with us every day

It doesn't matter if the destination is far away

We're all as tough as rock

It'll take a lot to get us in shock.


We've got the hardest sport

It doesn’t matter that we don’t have a court

Football, volleyball, soccer, tennis and more

All got nothing to damage our score

Some days I really want to cry

But I never did, since Boyens wouldn’t even let me try.