I think back to that particularly boring summer day when I decided to ride my bike again. It had been a nearly two years since I had ridden last. It sparked something inside of me. Soon mountain biking consumed my every thought. Soon I decided to set my sights on ultra endurance mountain bike race ,ORAMM. I had eight months to train for the 60 miles and 10,000 feet of elevation gain.
I had a unique beginning to organized running. I may be one of a very small handful of people that can claim that their first high school cross country practice was on the same day as their first high school cross country race.
There I was out in the cold, in the middle of January, at 6:00 AM. I had put my skis in the bus and was waiting for Mr. Mud to get on the bus and do a roll call. It was the third race of the season, but it would be my first time actually racing. Once, Mr. Mud was done, we left Simsbury High School, and headed to some far off place to ski. When we arrived at out skiing destination, we got our belongings out of the bus, settled in at the lodge, and began practicing. At first, I had a bit of trouble staying on balance and actually skiing, but then I finally balanced myself out. I tried doing one run of the course, and it was quite challenging. I didn’t even make it past the first hill, but I didn’t know how. I returned to the lodge early. Then, the races began, and I became quite anxious as the beginner race
All things in life can be enjoyable but also unexpected. Everyone has their own natural high. My natural high is riding my dirt bike. Even though riding my dirt bike is fun, it can also be very dangerous. It is very important to always wear safety gear while operating an off-road vehicle. Remember to always pay attention to the surroundings.
The first process of making it to a state track meet is you have to train for multiply months so you can be prepared for the first practice meet. You should also exercise during off season so it will not be so hard to get in shape during the season. Training for a track meet can be easy or it can be hard depending on the way you train yourself. The first step in training is that you need to practice running up and down a steep hill. You can also train by having someone that is way faster than you run against you. I have tried this treatment for myself and all that hard work really did pay off.
I expected to get a few bruises, but not a getting a concussion. Before the soccer game, my idea of a concussion was getting bumped in the head, receive headaches, and it would heal up in a week and then you would go back to the way you were. I was wrong. At times, concussions can be deadly, and if you have them more than once, it will decrease your chance of keeping your brain healthy and surviving. Concussions can also give you migraines and make you dizzy. I’ve only known one person who had a concussion and I didn’t look at it as an injury because he seemed fine, but I didn’t know about his symptoms. Getting this concussion was from playing a “friendly” game of soccer after running a cross country race. After that
I had plenty of time to think about my runs considering that Rock Springs is 15 long hours away. Once we got there is when all the nerves started to get me. I found out when I drew up and it just happened to be Sunday night and Saturday morning which meant I had almost a full week to see my competition go. It also meant I only had two days to mentally prepare myself. On Saturday morning I got up early and worked Fancy one last time before the round that night. Saturday seemed to drag on but finally it was show time. Walking into the arena was the most nerve-wracking moment of my life; the bleachers were packed and there were people with big cameras everywhere. It felt as though I was famous! As the announcer called my name the only thing I could think about was making a solid run. My run for the first round was good considering my heart was about to beat out of my chest. When I heard the announce say ?144? I was ecstatic! Then a big wave a relief rushed over me. I had made a clean run, which was my goal. My first round was over with and now it was time to wait and see if my score held up throughout the
So Tomorrow is the day of the big race and you can feel it. Because everybody is posting stuff on social media, everybody 's talking about on the radio, and it 's on the Tv also. The riders really need to stay calm and collective on this because if you get to nervous that 's when most of the mistakes happen. The riders really need to stay positive and confident in their ability to ride a dirt bike the fastest and stay in shape. They wouldn 't be able to afford an injury right now cause that just makes them not one hundred percent on race day. In this race is already have odds stacked against them so it would slim their chances way down even it 's still possible for them to win. So today is the day all the fans are pumped for the race this what it comes down to this race right here. The riders better be on there A game if they want to win this championship. So the race is about to start the riders are getting there gates. The fans are screaming and the gates drop in thirty seconds and the adrenaline is pumping. So Adam gets the whole shot an leads the first three laps but Ryan and Justin are closing are in on him. Well hopefully the pressure don 't get to him and he stay stay focused and
I had spent months training for those 20 minutes. I prepared for every possible thing that could have gone sour during those fleeting moments that would determine how my freshman season would end. If the start was too slow I would gradually speed up after mile one. If my hip injury worsened mid-race I would alter my stride to avoid pain. What about if I completely fell apart one mile in? I should have imagined what to do in this scenario, because it was the only one that actually happened.
On September 14th, Haverford High School hosted one of the most important races for the Upper Darby Cross Country team. In most races, the winning team is not rewarded with a prize. But this was a different race. The girls team were running, fighting for the possession of the sports bra. The tradition of the sports bra was established by the coaches of both teams, Upper Darby and Haverford, in late seventies inspired by the boys’ tradition with a bronze shoe. The trophy was an actual sports bra that had been plastered. Painted purple and red with gold in the middle, it hung from wooden posts attached to a wooden base. The colors represented the school colors of each team with gold as the hue we share. Despite its vulgar impressions, it is the
jog the whole time, making the reward of finishing sooner feel even better. In the story Logan’s
First, I learned to start slow! I remember the first 13.5 miles went by rather
Late 2005 I was assigned to 2-35 Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. I re-enlisted into the Army after almost a three year break in service. On my previous enlistment, I served in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment from the 82nd Airborne Division. All the new soldiers to include myself were standing in formation waiting on the Battalion Command Sergeant Major (CSM) to speak to us. I was the only Private First Class with a Combat Infantryman Badge, an Expert Infantryman Badge, and a combat deployment to Afghanistan. The CSM began by welcoming us to the unit and asking who wanted to go to the Scout Platoon. Several of us in the formation raised our hands. The CSM looked at my right shoulder and saw my
Then after a couple minutes I saw my team and I said¨dad I see my team their over by the starting line¨.After I got there I was the last one and the team was warming up so u started to warm up with the team.When the team and I were done are coach said¨ok go and do 5 accelerations from here to the tree. when we ran back and forth it was me that came in first every time.
As my father and I sat at the kitchen table, I assumed my dad, Scott Garland, would have somewhat serious responses for being in the Army for 6 years. As he thought about the military all of his life changing memories flooded back to him. He had been stationed in many places and remembered each and every one of them. Hawaii, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Japan which had taken part in changing his life. His coming of age happened while in the Army and it caused him to become the person he is today. The Army wasn’t a positive experience for my father and he would not consider doing it again. However, he is grateful he joined for through this experience he gained a lot of knowledge he otherwise