So today’s daily create was to “create a photograph that represents the happiest or most memorable moment in your life.” If you’ve been reading any of my posts so far you know running is a big part of my life, so I decided to stick with that trend for this daily create. When I was in eighth grade I remember going to watch my brother compete at the district cross country championships, where he placed 16th and the team placed 5th (each one place away from qualifying for the Regional Championship meet). During the race the excitement in the air was almost tangible, everyone trying to count the places and crunch the numbers for team scores. After the scores were in, everyone from Annandale was understandably disappointed with another year of coming up just short. Fast forward 5 years later and I found myself at the district meet after having several successful track and cross country seasons previously. I was expected to win the race by a decent amount, but it ended up being very close with me barely edging out another runner. It may have been a small meet with only about 200 total people there including spectators, but it felt good being on the winning side of things and being able to celebrate after the race with friends and family. I had a hard time thinking of a way to capture this memory in a picture, but thought of taking a picture of my watch with my final time on it. Enjoy!