In Cross Country, you have to set a goal and commit to it in order to achieve it. It is going to take guts to achieve your goal, but it will be well worth it to look back on the season knowing you gave it your all.
Cross Country isn't just about competing, it's about encouraging others and forming friendships, not just with your teammates, but with other teams. This is the only sport i have seen where the athletes show humility to others and lift them up.
in Cross Country, you have one team made up of different people. the different people may have ups and downs in life, but when they come together as a team and support each other, they become a family.