OK. First things first and foremost. Track and field. I swear, once you're in a sport for so long, that sport becomes your life. Like, everything you do revolves around your schedule for your sport. It's very pressing, but also necessary, because in order to be good at something, you have to love it, you need to think that you can do it and improve, and you need to show both of these aspects. I'm doing field stuff now (throwing javelin, discus, and shot put) and it's really fun. Ok. I've got to brag, even though it's not brag-worthy, but I'm still proud! Anyways, for discus, for the distance I threw... Yeah, we could just put a frowny face there. But at least there's a lot of room for improvement! I threw 47' 1", but we had three throws. You see, my first throw landed outside the lines and was a foul, my second throw was where I got the distance from, and my third throw was depressing. I threw a great distance, much further than my second one anyways... And then I left the circle the wrong way and fouled. If you don't understand why, it's cos you ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS leave the circle from the back half. You step one foot over the front half, and POOF. FOUL. I was so sad... Anywho, for my SECOND event, I did shot put. Not going to lie here, but shot put is pretty scary. It's like you're hurling a mini cannonball as far as possible, and although it doesn't seem like it requires a lot of effort, it really truly does. In fact, when I was just starting, I could barely hold it at all, never mind throw it! Yeah, I'm kind of a weakling, but oh, the struggle! I'm proud to boast that I threw 20' 11.25" at this scrimmage. Last but not least... Javelin. Did I ever mention that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it? I was ecstatic when we started this at the scrimmage, but I was also a bit nervous. I got my practice throws in, and then the real deal started. My first throw was 73 something, and at that moment, I was having a party in my head. I felt like I totally could have flopped my other two throws, because I actually beat my PR with that throw! Go me! But, oh, thank goodness I didn't! My second throw was 79' 9". If I had a party in my head for my first throw, imagine how I was on my second! It was an exhilarating feeling, and I was just so, so happy. And cold. That day, it was really windy, and there was a hill blocking some of the wind for the first two events, but javelin was held on top of the hill, so we all felt the wind. I had decided to take off my sweats because to be perfectly honest, I cannot move for my life with those things on. I kind of trip over myself, and you can imagine the rest. So, I pretty much flopped the third throw because I couldn't feel my legs, and my arms were so tired. Though, I was content. I felt good. When the results of the scrimmage came out, I found out that out of a team of ten people, I was sixth in disc (but first in freshmen. :D ), third in shot put (after two upperclassmen :D ), and second in javelin (after the best thrower on the team)!!!!!! So happy and so proud. :) Also, because of these results, I will be throwing shot put and javelin in a meet I have tomorrow. I haven't been doing so well in javelin recently because my form is absolutely disgusting at times, but hope I do well! Wish me luck!
Don't worry, there's more. Second on my list of things to say is that I've started taking these private violin lessons, and it's pretty cool. I can actually feel myself getting better, but what I hate about it right now is... *cough*cough* Music theory. *cough*cough* I have a book for it, and I despise it with my very being. There's 40 pages of copying and key signatures and counting, and I got it last Thursday. I actually started looking at it on Sunday, and I've finished 26 pages of it. My motivation can get me to do pretty dumb things. I'm pretty sure my private lessons teacher didn't want me to finish all of it, but I probably will anyways just because I'm such an overachiever (insert angelic glow here). And speaking of, I just made this recording today when I was taking a break from music theory.