Three things I learned in this project include...
1. How to add cutaway videos in iMovie
2. I learned how to take a screenshot
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
English 7- Period 3
An Unforgettable School Day
“All Cross-Country runners are now dismissed from class,” is what I heard announced over the intercom. Little did I know, this was the start to an amazing adventure. Today was the day of my first Junior High Cross-Country meet. I rode with my friends on the big yellow bus; we talked for the one and a half hour drive there. When we got to Albion, everybody set their equipment by a tree that was as big as a house. Later, we walked the one-mile course that we would run. The route is on a golf course; our track twisted and turned through the hilly course, while the bright sun shone on the water features. I could tell this will be an excruciating race. As I line up on the start line, I recognize my competition; 174 athletic boys and girls are all running down the same hill I am. We all stand tightly packed in 17 boxes across the line. “Ready, BANG!” As I run, I start to realize how big the group actually is. A big group is ahead of me but a tidal wave is behind me, so I make sure as I run down the hill that I don’t get ran over. About 200 yards ahead is a massive hill, Heartbreak Hill, I see many people going slow up it so I realize now is my chance. I stay low to the ground and speed up the hill passing more than 10 people. Going down I realize that wasn’t a good idea because I am now extremely tired. I run the rest of the race knowing the pain won’t last forever. I now know that this is the last hill, only 100 yards to the finish. I give all of my energy to the last sprint. After I pass the line, I get a ticket saying I placed 57th place over-all.
At the beginning of the year, I thought running against 8th graders would be unfair. But after running with them, I am no longer apprehensive.