Never Stop We all have that one day that we can look back on. The day that you can say "that was probably the best day of my life." Mine just happened to be on October 18, 2012. That was the day that I decided what my future was going to be. It was also the day that changed my whole perspective on life. Now you're probably thinking "what could this huge, drastic, life changing event be?" but it's really not that big of a deal. The 2a District Cross Country meet in Panorama. Ahhhh there it is. Wait, that's it? That's my "life changing" event? I can practically hear the questions running through your mind. But just wait and hopefully by the end you'll have all your questions answered. Maybe I'll even inspire you. Maybe when you finish, you'll be able to understand my life just a little bit more. Now before I get into the details of that glorious day I feel like I should explain cross country a little. Whatever you're thinking about the sport, stop. Clear your head because I can almost gaurantee you that you're wrong. It's not stupid and it's not pathetic. It is one of the toughest things you will ever do. The runners aren't out of shape or lazy or "not true athletes." We have the greatest mentality you'll find and we have calf muscles stronger than the average football player. We spend long nights at practices and meets. We run/stretch/workout on the weekends and over holiday breaks. Running is a never ending sport. We give 100% everyday, every practice and every meet. The truth about 2 runners is that we're insane. We can't tell you why we do what we do, but we can tell you that we wouldn't want to be doing anything else. We have a tough conference, and what that means is that the CMB cross country team competes against some of the best teams in the state. Gilbert, Nevada, Roland Story, South Hamilton, Lynville-Sully, all rated teams, all in our conference. We had a strong team but saying that the odds were stacked against us was an understatement. But, we had everyone on our side. Our coaches, our managers, our other teammates, parents, siblings, peers, it felt like the whole entire school district was cheering us on. The week before our meet, Coach Mienerts had told us some very good news. It turns out that we would only be running against two rated teams. Both teams that we had beat in previous meets. South Hamilton and Panorama, those were the teams we had to beat, those were the teams that had a huge target on their backs. From Monday the 15 to that Thursday I had been doing everything I could do to prepare for our race. Eating right, going to bed on time, stretching everything that was sore. No matter how ready I thought I was, there was one thing that I was not prepared for: the nerves. I woke up that Thursday in a pretty good mood. I was pumped, I was ready, and I was expecting a major victory. I went to school just like any other meet day. My spikes were packed, I had a crazy number of water bottles in my bag, and my uniform was folded perfectly in my locker. About third hour the nervousness started to hit. All I could think about was that race. By the time we left school at 12:45, I was a full on wreck. My hands were shaking, my head was full of everything that could go wrong, and the only only thing I could focus on 3 was breathing in and out. The moment we arrieved at the golf course I could feel my heart drop to my stomach. This was it. This is what I had been waiting for all year. When we got off the bus things instantly improved. I had done this before, it was just another meet and I had to treat it like one. Eventually I could feel my heart slowing down and I was able to breathe again. As…
Track Over Cross Country
Everyone knows that track is simply a group of athletes running around a circular track, right? This statement is completely false; however, the sport that is described as a group of people running quickly in circles is cross country. The thing that most people don’t realize about track and field is the field part. Track and field includes individual events on the track and on the field that are actually entire separate sports within the sport of track and field. Running…
Case Study: The Cross Country Group
Sidney Wolk is the founder of The Cross-Country Group which, over the years, he has turned from a small enterprise into one of the largest privately held service companies of its kind in North America. The company mainly operates in the field of roadside and housing services a provider a private label services. As a deeply involved manager, he leaned towards individuals instead of a formal compensation scheme for many years. When his two sons, Howard…
c students and welcome to incoming ninth graders. They mention that a add on year has us
waiting, and that swimming, football, and cross country try outs are the following day, and to
make sure to bring an emergency card.
Throughout my day various of friends had mentioned joining football because it can get you
fit an etc ; however, over hearing the word cross country caught my attention. I had no clue
what sport was that. The name had been brought up before, but I've never understood it. My…
Decisions made in the home country of an organisation may need to be implemented across a number of countries and using different methods. Likewise, the economic impact of these decisions may have differing effects from country to country. Management and HR must take into consideration the legal, organisational, cultural and economical implications of working globally.
How cultural differences influence organisations and how employees are valued
In today’s cross cultural modern society, HR…
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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions are not beneficial to all multinational enterprises
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Associate Level Material
Cross-Cultural Communication Matrix
Use the matrix to complete the country information. Write 3-4 sentences for each item.
Access the Business Around the World information by accessing http://www.mhhe.com/business/buscom/bcommonline/
Select three regions of the world to research by clicking the map on the lower-left corner of the page. Select one country from each region you chose to research. Enter your final country selections into the matrix. The Web site…
with intramural sports to competitive high school sports, I knew cross country would be unfamiliar. At the curriculum fair, I signed up for both track and cross country not knowing the difference. I had never heard of cross country before, but I thought I would give it a try. Doing intramural track the year before, I had some knowledge about the sport. The words “cross country” didn’t ring any bells about running across the country as it does everybody else. I know we would run a lot in practices…
times the base salaries of their domestic counterparts” (as cited in Wederspan, 1992) and “early studies estimated U.S. expatriate failure at between 25 and 40 percent when the expatriate is assigned to a developed country, and as high as 70 percent when assigned to a still-developing country” (as cited in Tung, 1982).
Research indicates that inability to adjust to the foreign environment is the major contributing factor to ineffective performance and premature return of expatriates, rather than a lack…
technology. Asian people can purchase the products from America, European countries and India or vice versa. There is not just distribution of goods but also doing business with people around the world. Enterprises enter foreign markets in order to expand the market or look for resources or reduce cost etc. However, Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) not only need to know the political, legal and regulatory environment in host country but also the culture difference which is very important to lessen the…
Devil on the cross
Kenya Pre and Post Neo-Colonialism
Devil on the cross is a very interesting book that covers various themes and one of them is the neo-colonialism regarding Kenya. Kenya was a place made out of tribes mainly until the Portuguese colonized and then many others focused interest in Kenya like the Muslims, and then it was finally sold to the British. All these influences affected Kenya and the colonizers started to delegate governmental figures within the country so even after…