They stayed at the airport ate the food at the airport which was very different than the food that was eaten in Bangladesh. The food was bland and less spicy, whereas in Bangladesh the food was very spicy. However, my parents and my elder brother managed to eat it. After six hours, they boarded an Air Canada plane. It was very difficult for my brother to sleep because the engine was fairly loud.
One freezing February Saturday, I needed wake up at six in the morning to go play in a volleyball tournament. The rest of my family was in Arizona and had left me in Iowa Falls, so I wouldn 't miss my finishing tournament of the season. I wasn 't jubilant about it, but I agreed anyway. My grandma drove me up to Dike New Hartford High School. There were 10 other teams from all around Iowa.
Thankfully, Mrs. King was there to stop Matt and calm him down. After I got medical help and felt a little better about an hour later, I got back on Matt and conquered my fear. I placed in seventh place out of thirteen contenders. It was around four in the afternoon when we left. Then went home and straight to dinner followed by
It was 6:00 A.M. and my soccer match was in 3 hours. My alarm clock went off for 5 straight minutes until I finally turned it off and decided to wake up. The night before, I decided to practice for at least 30 minutes but I actually practiced for 2 hours and 30 minutes. I did some sprinting drills, running drills, shooting drills, and just some regular exercise such as push ups and sit ups. As you can imagine I was very tired and sore.
This Deaf event was very different form every other deaf event that I’ve went to in the past. Let me start of by saying it was a far drive, I drove 28 miles to a place I have never been to, but it was worth the drive. This event was expensive but the reason I chose to go to this event was because it was the only one that fit in with my weekly schedule. As got to the event I was a bit late and everyone had taken their seats and there were no more seats left. But this very nice lady came to my rescue and found me a seat.
We started out running short distances like 2-3 miles a day and on the weekend 4 miles. Then over the summer we built up to longer runs like 7 miles, and we ran 7 for a couple weekends then the next weekend it went up to 8. My dad is a huge runner fanatic, he has ran 3 marathons and 12 half marathons and many road races like 5k’s. My dad was helping me train for cross country, when he asked me if I wanted to run the Sioux Falls Half Marathon with him, and it took some convincing but I decided I wanted to. We kept on running 2-3 miles on weekdays in the mornings and building up our long runs even more.
In early September my family and I took a trip up to State College, Pennsylvania for the Rutgers Penn State game. Even though it was not the outcome I wanted for my Scarlet Knights, we still had a great time. Just being there for only a couple minutes, I quickly learned that when you travel for an away game with your desired sports team, you are going to feel like the minority. Kickoff was at eight o’clock in the evening, so that meant my day started at eleven in the morning in “Happy Valley.” Driving into the college town, College Avenue was filled with vocal fans and vibrant colors of blue and white. From cheerleaders handing out stickers labeled “Unrivaled” to extremely loud “We Are” chants filling the town, State College was turning into New York City by the second.
Football was a lot more glamorous. So, shortly after the first weeks of school, came the first day of freshman football tryouts. Each day, we all walked up the hill to a practice field dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt and ran through a series of wind sprints and passing and catching drills. Every once in a
Washington, D.C., or The District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States of America. In the summer of 2011, I traveled there for the first time because my dad would be working there the whole summer, so my family decided we were going to stay there for two months. That summer was filled with exploring the interesting museums and iconic monuments of Washington, D.C. We even took a train to New York and stayed there for a couple of days. We’ve been to Washington D.C. twice since. First off, we commenced our long trip with a very long drive.
Softball has always been very important to me family. My mom played in college and both of my parents played when I was growing up. My sister and I both started around the age of twelve and played all throughout high school. I decided to go a step further like my mom and play in college. I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year.
“Alright, you guys have run the course before. You 've all trained hard throughout the whole month for this. For many of you, this will be your last race this season, so make it count!” Coach Guzmán announced during a whole team huddle behind the Sports Pavilion and next to the track at Tustin High School. This was the day before the race, the Empire League Finals, which determines which schools will move on to the CIF Southern Section Preliminaries, the Cross Country equivalent of the quarterfinals in other sports. Today’s practice was two grass loops, going around the baseball fields from the Concessions building to the bleachers and back to the Concessions for more or to stop.