In the midst of the blizzard that struck the American Northeast last week, virtually the entire region had the full slate of high school sports events cancelled. That was understandable, with the weather making the roads treacherous and schools everywhere canceling at least one day of classes.
Yet those official cancellations couldn’t keep one budding high school track star out of action, as the tweet above is testament to.
As noted on the Get Motivated subreddit threadt on the social sharing site reddit, Lake Braddock sophomore runner Kate Murphy refused to take a snow day, instead shoveling the Lake Braddock track on her own so she could get in a scheduled workout as opposed to the modified treadmill or pool training session assigned by her coach.
According to Huff Post Teen, Murphy, who finished 24th at the Nike Cross Nationals in fall 2014, reportedly spent roughly 90 minutes clearing her lane of the track, and her effort even inspired teammates to clear a second lane, which set the stage for others to join in on the sprint training.
In the process, Murphy not only proved that she was as tough as they come, but that prep athletes don’t always have to give in to the weather.