At one time, the thought of running, made me want to run and hide, but with a great coach I was able to quickly adapt to long distances and enjoy it! Now I am excited to share my love of running with our students and the community. Our club meets two days a week after school. We have two coaches (teachers) and parent helpers per team, which are separated by grade levels. We start with warm ups
There are regulations that are not stated because the athletes are expected to know them all. Overall the individuals in the discourse community are essentially the same, sharing common interests and slight personality traits. I chose the Track and Field team as one of my discourse communities because track has played an important role in my life and I have been running track sine the ninth grade. I have been too many city championships and state championships and I have also been too the junior Olympics. While on the track team it kept my physically fit, it gave me motivation to pass my classes and made me determined to beat my time over and over again.
It was July 4, 2016, when the thought of losing weight and having a toned body was a way of the past. Barbell Republic Strength and Conditioning opened their doors offering an array of cardio, strength training, and weightlifting workouts. I have always been competitive from junior high into high school (I wanted to be first) and participating in Cross Fit it has fulfilled my desire to compete. On the 8th of April, 2017, my friend Stephanie and I competed in a local charitable Cross Fit challenge in Las Vegas. The event was a day full of competition, food, supplements, clothing lines and most importantly giving back.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,” a famous quote stated by Mahatma Gandhi. At the beginning of the school year, I told myself that I wanted to become more active and involved at Benedictine University. I participated in a few events during my freshman year and because I found enjoyment in those activities, I wanted to do more throughout my sophomore year. This year, I was able to participate twice in the Young Hearts for Life event that was held two times on campus. I volunteered in performing numerous electro-cardiogram (ECG) screening examinations for the student athletes of Benedictine University.
During my high school years I have worked at Little Caesars. I fulfilled my community service hours by attending the NJROTC ceca drill meet competition. Both of these positions required skills to work with customers and co-workers. In my opinion I have learned how to effectively communicate with other higher up personal and deal with difficult situations
Of course, being told such things by one of the most renowned coaches in the country would be enough to make anyone push their limits. After my sophomore cross country and track seasons were nulled by my physical limitations, I developed a sort of excitement that I wish I could feel again. “I can do ANYTHING” I would tell myself as I ran each workout. Sure enough, by the beginning of my junior cross country season, I was quickly catching up with the other girls on my team. In fact, my outlook was amazing; there were three elite meets that season, each with a limit of runners on my team that would be taken.
I have been playing lacrosse since I was three years old. I love the game and have even written papers on the origins of the game as well as great players of the lacrosse. I play defense but was initially a midi, then attack, and played goalie for a few years until I finally found my preferred position. I play for my high school varsity team and this past spring, we won the division pennant for the first time in my school 's history. It was a proud moment and to see the division champion pennant hanging in the gym with all the other sports pennants.
Although the mile had several cons, I loved the challenge and I was too stubborn to quit. The first time i ran the mile was at an away meet against Sayville Middle School, I had been practicing and training for weeks beating my own time repetitively raising the bar on my personal best time. Immediately upon arrival I was intimidated by the track, it looked like it went on for miles in comparison to the track at my school. The one hundred
In FFA, I participated in numerous activities such as Farm Safety day, ATV Safety, horse judging and a food science competition. My Freshman year, I played volleyball and ran track. I earned many awards throughout my track career such as district champ, WaMAC champ, MVP award, leadership award, and broke numerous records with the help of other teammates. I also earned academic awards through my
Have you ever felt the need to improve your life? I joined the cross country team my sixth grade year to do just that. Cross country requires tremendous amounts of hard work, dedication, and willpower to succeed in. Running takes a lot of hard work, but add in ten miles or more a day at seven minutes per mile pace with hills it, becomes even harder. Not only do I have intense runs day after day, but I also complete hard ab exercises everyday to accell my running performance.
Therefore I used the opportunity to step up and call the plays for the team along with our other point guard and we ended up getting second place in the league. As you can see I’m not going to stop what I enjoy doing when there is a bump in the road. After my recent tour at Whitewater I’ve learned that if you aren’t playing a varsity sport, there are intramural sports which I would love to get involved in. I am a very active person and playing sports is one thing I love participating in. I’ve been involved with sports since I was about five years old and currently I play lacrosse for my high school and basketball for