Essay: Of Frozen Feet and Competitive Drive

This is a work of creative nonfiction that I wrote for my Advanced Composition course in the spring of 2012. I wrote this with the school essay in mind, but also with the thought that I could have it published in Dirt Rag Magazine, since I was also doing an internship with them at the time. This still has not been published in Dirt Rag, but the final comment from Dr. Brauer reads:
"This could have been a bland, by-the-numbers piece of writing, but your strategy works. The larger narrative of the race is balanced effectively by the careful focus on the struggle to keep your feet warm. A"
Yet another "A" from Dr. Brauer. Not much else I can add to that!