From just learning about the dot today, I am still processing what it is about. From what I can tell, a dot is one of the many ways a person can show their creativity. The dot takes almost no skill, making it a way for everyone to show how they feel. I am not good at drawing, so a dot is one way that I can show my creativity without my work being judged as sloppy.
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
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.