Running on the road with wind shouting in my ears, I enjoyed the happiest moment of my life. Like people praying and participating in spiritual practices, I find my spirituality which eases and relieves me. It is running helping me retrieving energy, and the memory with it has become the happiest in my life. I found myself chasing after gold medals most of my vigorous youth. I started competing in athletic games since elementary schools.
That time, I was competing in a race which offered a chance to represent our city in the National Athletic Meet. I was earnest to strive for the best honor and spent most of the time in running training. Everyday the coach wrote down my tasks on a piece of paper we called ‘menu’. I trained in the drill as if having 3 meals a day. From morning to night, Monday to Sunday, January to December, all I could do was kept running and running. There was an illusion that I was in the dessert, keeping walking ahead and feeling the sand full of my mouth.
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Sometimes I lost in the dessert, wondering where I was and whether I could go through the hardship; sometimes I felt my body overused but the coach warned me constantly that sooner my opponents would chase on me if I slacked off. I could feel the responsibility for success rested squarely on my shoulders. Eventually, I won the gold medal and later won the fifth prize in 200-meter race at The National Athletic Meet! This is the happiest moment of my life because I’ve struggled to accomplish a dream and it did come true!