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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Week of 2/21/14 Review

This week I had another track meet in which I made my PR for the mile, 5:19. Considering I have only run 2 races, thats not bad. This week I have had soccer and track which both went well. I had a trig quiz which I feel I did badly on because it was extremely difficult. I will be going to a MUN meeting in March at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I need to start researching if I have any hopes of doing well. I will represent Spain in the GA II which is the economic and Financial Committee. I am excited about that and that it is two days after my birthday. Also in English class we are each writing a chapter for our novel that is going to be published.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week of 2/14/14 Review

This week wasn't so great. I got sick last weekend, so on Monday I went to school for the first 3 periods.  Then on Tuesday I went to school for the second half of the day. On wednesday I was still sick, and there was no school, but I had to go to Track practice in the afternoon. We ran outside for more than an hour at with most of it being at race pace. During the run, 2 kids vomited, and afterward a few others did due to the intensity of the workout. After practice I felt really weak and had to go to the bathroom multiple times, because of diarrhea and when I got home I also vomited twice. I didn't end up going to school on Thursday, and stayed home sick. I finally went back to school on Friday and was feeling much better. By Saturday I was feeling almost fully recovered so I decided to go to the meet with the team. I arrived on saturday, we had a light practice and then all ate together and went to the meet. At the meet I was amazed at the speed of some of the people running. Toward the end I ran the mile in 5min 32sec. Finally at the last event, I replaced another kid for the 4x400meter race. I began running at a full sprint and soon realized that I was going to get tired but continued running anyway. At about 300meters I was in second and the only person in front of me was none other than Kolani Cole. We had his friendly rivalry going all of 7th and 8th grade and he was faster at any of the shorter distances. With about 100 meters left, I let out a grunt, funneling all my energy into passing him. I just barely managed to pass him and had about 75 meters left which I ran like I have never run before. I reached the finish line first and passed the baton to Anthony.  From there he ran and passed it to Brandon, who finally passed it to Keduse for the final leg. Keduse grabbed the baton and was second and about 5ft behind the other kid from Kenwood. The other kid had terrible form and after 200meters Keduse was leading by a little bit, and he kept going at it and Whitney won the race. All of us running were freshmen, and had managed to beat other freshmen, sophomore, juniors and seniors. It was amazing and we were all extremely happy. Whitney got 2nd at the meet overall, with St. Ignatius winning first.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Week of 2/7/14 Review

This week was pretty much like most other weeks except for the fact that I joined track. I am going to be doing Track long distance, but I'm still not sure in what events I will be competing in. I will be practicing everyday but Wednesday because I have Model UN. On Mondays I will be doing both Track and Soccer, with an hour break in between. I was very tired after Monday and Tuesday, but I feel that this will help me become extremely fit come soccer season and summer. In English, we began to read 30 Days to Empathy By: the 31. I like it so far, and it seems cool that we are going to write a book like this in class.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Week of 1/31/14 Review

This week was a short week due to cold weather that had school closed on both Monday and Tuesday.  I was surprised at the amount of work I received for the first day of the semester on Wednesday. I am not very excited about this short poetry unit that we are about to begin because I have never been a huge fan of poetry. I do like the idea of the Story In someones Shoes, even though I'm not entirely sure what I will do yet.
I have decided to join track and field for the long distance competitions. I will do it 4/5 days of the week. Only thing is I haven't told my mom yet and I don't think she will like it because she thinks I already exercise enough with Soccer.