→It was the first conference for me, and I am so blessed to compete with all of you.
It was frustrating that I wanted to run but I couldn't until today, but every support and cheer has made me stronger than I had used to.
But it depends on what the context is.
It was my first track meet, and I feel so fortunate to be able to compete with all of you.
(Blessed has certain religious connotations. This is probably not the word that you want to use.)
It has been frustrating for me because I've wanted to compete, but I couldn't until today.
All the support and encouragement have made me feel stronger than I have ever felt before.