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"Try to remember, do not let the sport become your entire life. Enjoy all that being a youth and being a young athlete brings. That's why you'll be able to excel, because you LOVE the sport. More than anything, it's going to be your desire that will allow you to chase all your dreams and goals in life."
By Jessica Beard - Adidas
Dear Younger Jessica,
I always knew it. You had the right attitude.
Once you realized there was more outside your environment and your state - more races, more competition, more potential to challenge yourself - that passion and desire to be the best truly helped you reach places and heights you once thought unfathomable.