Wednesday, March 2, 2016

No Pain No Gain In Life

Burfoot, Amby. "The Turning Point." Runner's World. Web. 02 Mar. 2016.

This article is an inspirational one that discusses about one of my true passions which is distance running.The passage tells a story about elite athletes Ryan Hall,Alan Webb,and Dathan Ritzheim who were probably the best high school runners of all time who broke the 4:00 barrier.The tale goes that the best athletes in the country go to compete in a huge cross country race in Oak Trail Golf course,Orlando.The article starts with Webb tuned into music and thinking about his plan for the big race ahead.All the big athletes are described as well with their personal times and backgrounds to show each of their unique attributes and how they will compete in the race .I like this story because it talks about execution within a race and about beating opponents and fighting through the pain. As a track runner I highly agree with this strategy because I know if you go after someone who has never lost a race and fight through the pain you might just get a fantastic PR and possibly pass that person.For example Webb talks about Ritzheim never losing a cross country race and he was right because Ritzheim fought through the pain and won the race.I believe that no one should never hold another runner back from going for the gold even if that runner is 5 '6 and weighs 112!

Do you agree? Do you have your own strategies/values in competitive running?

Rio Olympics and the Accomplishments to Come


The Rio Olympics are coming faster than ever and they are going to captivate america like the London Olympics did in 2012. 
There are many sports that I am excited to watch including swimming,running,and basketball that will keep me on the edge of my seat every step of the way.
All my favorite olympians will also be along for the ride especially in swimming when if your 1 millisecond faster then you could go home a champion.
Michael Phelps especially is going to hit Rio especially hard after doubts from his disappointing rehabilitation.Phelps is planning to come back and better than ever which is really saying something from a man with tons of olympic medals.

Along with all of these eager swimmers there is also the worlds fastest man in track Mr.Usain Bolt who wants to break the 19 second barrier  in the 200 m in Rio. Usain already broke the old record in the 100m with his time of 9.51 so people are anxious and want to get a front row seat  to see what this amazing man could do next .Usain is saying that he is training in Jamaica and sees it as a possibility for him to break the current 19.19 record.
Will this happen?What do you think?

Monday, February 8, 2016

What Represents Someone

In our society everyone is unique and has their own quirk that represents them or their personality. I have my own unique traits and I have an object that matches me spot on because I share those certain traits.The artifact that represents me is a pop radio station because it’s loud and  you never know what type of music the station is going to play.I chose this concept to represent me because my actions are unpredictable in my personality and I will never portray a single role which is what makes “me”unique.There are different types of music that play everyday and some people may like the song on a certain day while others would skip it.The truth is I am not everyone’s cup of tea and I know that as I am loud and I know some or most people hate loud people.Every single person on this planet has something that distinguishes them from everyone else and they may not know what that thing is yet.This thing may be a talent,personality,appearance,or outlook on life but no matter what, a person is unique.People are different and no one can change who they’re so next time you should try new music on the radio and see if you like its vibes because blues music will never be pop music and they both have their own unique effective styles.Being able to be unique in the USA is what makes our country different than most.A handful of countries believe that being unique is a wrong concept and everyone and everything needs to be uniform.I highly disagree with this concept and I believe in a bright future for this world ,but the only way to do that is stop with this uniform society nonsense everyone should…...BE UNIQUE!

What Represents You?