My Track Season Was Ruined

  • Published: 22 August 2019
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    Ant had been doing track since 7th grade - middle school years - but he didn't become completely in love with the sport until his sophomore year of high school. He would participate in both winter and spring track seasons, and he especially loved distance runs.

    After his sophomore year sports awards, his coach told him to stay in shape over the summer and to continue practicing. Because Ant took track very seriously, he listened to his coach's advise and ran every-other-day. Because his main focus was track, he decided to amp up his training and start running every single day during his break.

    When he went back to school and started his winter track season, he noticed that his foot started to hurt. After a long run, he began limping, so he decided to take a few days off and get some rest. However, he didn't think his injury was anything to be concerned about.

    After his foot started to feel better, Ant was all ready for his team's county meet. He geared up to run the 1600 race, and as soon as the race began, he ran as fast as he could to try to beat his times. Although he didn't win the race, he was happy to learn that he still accomplished a personal record and got his fastest time. However, it turned out that his accomplishment came at a price - after the race, he could barely walk, and his foot was in so much pain.

    After going to the doctor, Ant learned that he had broken a major bone in his foot - a metatarsal. Because of this, Ant had to sit out for the rest of the season.

    When he went back for another check up - before the next season was about to start - he was discouraged to learn that his foot wasn't improving. As a result, he was slower than the rest of his teammates. He was even replaced by a freshman on his relay team, and he had to watch from the sidelines as his team beat a big school record.

    Although his injury was a very difficult experience for him, Ant has learned a valuable lesson - if you push yourself too hard when you're training for a sport or physical activity, you may end up doing more harm than good. He has now learned the importance of rest days, and he knows the dangers of not listening to his body's warning signs. He never wants to look back and have to say again, "My injury ruined my track season."

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Comments • 2 409

  • A Nerdy Ravenclaw
    A Nerdy Ravenclaw  22 hours back

    One time, a few months ago actually, I fractured my tibia (the weight-bearing bone in the lower leg) while trying to climb a wall in flip flops, yes, I know, not very smart, and it butchered my summer, so I could barely do anything for several weeks. So, please kids, don’t climb walls in flip flops

    • Chichi Oko
      Chichi Oko  3 days back

      I've been doing cross country since seventh grade. I love running, so I joined the team in high school. There is summer training before the actual season because it's more serious than middle school. When summer training was about over, my calf started to hurt, but I kept running. I just thought it was just sore. When school started, I was limping to my classes, (I'm a freshman so I didn't know where the hell I was going so it took me a *while* to get to my classes) and people would just look at me strange. My parents took me to the doctor and he said I have a Level 2 calf strain and that it would take at least 6 weeks to recover, I was devastated. I came back right on time for the last meet and I got 27 minutes on 3 miles. (Which is pretty good for someone who hasn't been running). And now I'm doing post season. But yeah, I get pissed off thinking about it because if I wasn't so stubborn and didn't continue to run when my calf was injured, I would of gotten better faster and would have ran more meets. But sometimes you have to learn your lesson the hard way 😌

      • Beevis man
        Beevis man  3 days back

        Ay uploaded on my birthday

        • Magaly Flores Flores
          Magaly Flores Flores  4 days back

          I quit track because my calves were hurting for 3 weeks from doing track and after I quit my calves were still hurting for about 2 weeks.

          • Robert Guerrero
            Robert Guerrero  4 days back

            I’ve been there too homie

            • Ace Potter
              Ace Potter  6 days back

              The real question is, did he run on grass at all when he ran during the summer? Just concrete isn't good for you

              • Jackiee 23
                Jackiee 23  6 days back

                I can not do short distances to save my life.
                I do cross country but I can not sprit for long.

                • the_real_adil
                  the_real_adil  6 days back

                  i sprained an ankle just 3 weeks before our school basketball season.the match was today while i was in my class...

                  • Gqlactic
                    Gqlactic  1 weeks back

                    0:32 andsinceireallydidn'thaveanythingbettertodo

                    • Alexa Heras
                      Alexa Heras  2 weeks back

                      I ran track in 3rd grade and now two years later In way faster like A LOT FASTER

                      • Kourosh D.
                        Kourosh D.  2 weeks back

                        Finally a real Jock, please don't take pride.

                        • The Potato Family
                          The Potato Family  2 weeks back

                          That happend to me in 2 grade

                          • average avery
                            average avery  2 weeks back

                            I broke the same metatarsal over the summer... and on my beach vacation... it sucks.

                            • Melissa W
                              Melissa W  2 weeks back

                              I thought this was gonna be about steroids, I am glad that isn't the case.

                              • brace face izzie
                                brace face izzie  2 weeks back

                                just watching this made me feel out of breath wow

                                • Layla Gray
                                  Layla Gray  2 weeks back

                                  zack morris?

                                  • Jillian Tyndall
                                    Jillian Tyndall  2 weeks back

                                    “my coach told me to *shay* *in* *stape* “

                                    • DEMONIC GAMING
                                      DEMONIC GAMING  2 weeks back

                                      If u want to get sporty u should go to boxing

                                      • Ahlam Shido
                                        Ahlam Shido  3 weeks back

                                        This is my nightmare, going through a whole season without running

                                        • kalista
                                          kalista  3 weeks back

                                          This video was made on my birthday ❤🎂

                                          • Granny DAB
                                            Granny DAB  3 weeks back

                                            no you press google name Roblox login game speed god cool

                                            • Ja’Kyiah Gresham
                                              Ja’Kyiah Gresham  3 weeks back

                                              “Shay in Stape”😂😂

                                              • Isesele Olumhense
                                                Isesele Olumhense  3 weeks back

                                                He doesn’t sound like a track dude. He sounds like a surfer dude! 😂😂😂

                                                • Fallen2Ris3n blep
                                                  Fallen2Ris3n blep  3 weeks back

                                                  Run to save your life

                                                  • Laura Hannon
                                                    Laura Hannon  3 weeks back

                                                    The very same thing happened to me 😂

                                                    • -// D o 0 m \\-
                                                      -// D o 0 m \\-  3 weeks back

                                                      This happened to my brother but not from runing track just broken by falling backwards down the stairs

                                                      • Uptained
                                                        Uptained  3 weeks back

                                                        I run 2 :)

                                                        • mimi gray
                                                          mimi gray  3 weeks back

                                                          Loves track broken foot blonde hair

                                                          PERSONA 5

                                                          • xxcadenexx kiki
                                                            xxcadenexx kiki  3 weeks back

                                                            his name is ant what a stupid name his story is bad anyways haha

                                                            • Piggyand Me
                                                              Piggyand Me  4 weeks back

                                                              I love how he said “then I took up soccer so I’m not doing the same thing every day” WHAT YOU MEAN RUNNING?

                                                              • Drama Scene
                                                                Drama Scene  4 weeks back

                                                                I wish you and your foot the best

                                                                • Abhyudaya Mamidi
                                                                  Abhyudaya Mamidi  4 weeks back

                                                                  0:33 😂

                                                                  • t̴R̵a̷S̶h̵I̶e̵ ̴ G̴a̸C̶h̷A̵

                                                                    I also love distance.

                                                                    • Chriz Jazper Antonio
                                                                      Chriz Jazper Antonio  4 weeks back

                                                                      His voice kinda reminds about that "burger foot lettuce" voice 🤔

                                                                      • Sailor Satoko
                                                                        Sailor Satoko  4 weeks back

                                                                        0:04 i heard drugs

                                                                        • Olivia Serfass
                                                                          Olivia Serfass  4 weeks back

                                                                          Story booth: *True Stories*

                                                                          MY STORY ANIMATED: *Fake And exaggerated stories*

                                                                          ACTUALLY HAPPENED: *actually didn’t happen*

                                                                          • Pizza lord 1
                                                                            Pizza lord 1  4 weeks back

                                                                            Oh so I broke my foot then

                                                                            • ANIME GACHA
                                                                              ANIME GACHA  4 weeks back

                                                                              Agreed this happened to me

                                                                              • yoboiguzima meme
                                                                                yoboiguzima meme  4 weeks back

                                                                                I actually broke my foot 5 days ago i believe. And it was my 5th metatarsal now i am in a aircast fot a couple weeks

                                                                                • Pablo Salgado
                                                                                  Pablo Salgado  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I feel bad i do track too

                                                                                  • Addy Dreams
                                                                                    Addy Dreams  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Im a tracks player in my schol too

                                                                                    • Shrek Memez
                                                                                      Shrek Memez  1 months back

                                                                                      How come he sounds like chills

                                                                                      • Lemonade Tea
                                                                                        Lemonade Tea  1 months back

                                                                                        0:25 pause it and you see the kids from the camp story

                                                                                        • Camila Reich
                                                                                          Camila Reich  1 months back

                                                                                          *Storybooth makes inspirational videos*

                                                                                          *every other animator: “I broke up with my dog!”*

                                                                                        • Tyler hodge
                                                                                          Tyler hodge  1 months back

                                                                                          i broke my what ever that was too and it still hurts today

                                                                                          • 뷔모 니 카
                                                                                            뷔모 니 카  1 months back

                                                                                            Damn he is just so active meanwhile I am watching kpop and dying in my bed not talking to anyone

                                                                                            • Rat Queen
                                                                                              Rat Queen  1 months back

                                                                                              I thought he said he'd been doing drugs since 7th year-

                                                                                              • TEAM ExtensionX
                                                                                                TEAM ExtensionX  1 months back

                                                                                                Walking: Schools only
                                                                                                Running: Playground only
                                                                                                Sprinting: Actions only
                                                                                                Jogging: It will literally kill your legs (Kids: They can't even feel it. Teenagers: They're feel it 30 minutes or less. Adult: they will feel it... about something hours or more?)