During the 2.4km run, I started off well and breezed past the first few laps. However on the third lap, my pace started to falter and I slowed down. Beads of perspiration dotted my forehead as I continued running. On the fifth lap, it seemed that my lungs were on fire and my muscles were complaining, but I could not give up; I had to finish the run. After what seemed like eternity, the finishing line was within reach. With my last burst of energy, I sprint towards the finishing line. Seeing my timing, I beamed. I had persevered and was able to pass my run!