Oh Usain… you’re such a showoff! Guess when you win the gold & set the Olympic Record for the men’s 100 with a 9.63… why not? He is only the fastest man in the world ya know. Next he will attempt to defend his gold medals from Beijing in the 200 meters & 4x100 relay. Ready… Set… Go!!
Had a great time watching all my qualifying teammates perform at the New England’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships, @ Norwell High School Massachusetts. It was such an experience, and I was lucky to even attend as an alternate! Guys…it’s the farthest I have ever come in track & field and it feels so great! During our banquet my coach told me “this has been your best season so far” and that I have to come back next year ready to blow some people away…AND I’M SO READY! This week will be the beginning of training for my first year of XC as a senior and I’m beyond excited…the future holds for a lot of happiness and miles.❤️
The MIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships were also this past weekend. A few photos from the past–top two unfortunately not labeled but the bottom photo is of John Smith and George Hicks, from sometime in the mid-to-late 1940s.
In the fall I'm starting my freshman year of college where I'll be running xc/tf... I'm excited and the team is super nice, but I'm also terrified because I'll be 10 hours from home :/ Do you have any advice?
Hey anon!!! OKAY– check out a lot of my answers here, I’ve answered really similar questions regarding going to school/going far away from home/adjusting as a freshman:
But specifically for joining the XC/track & field team as a freshman– just ENJOY it, do NOT put any pressure on yourself, have fun with it, take it ONE DAY at a time, and don’t worry about things before you know for sure how the team/environment/school is. I was SO, SO scared the night before going to pre-season, like, cried in my parents’ bed with them HAHA and literally the next day I called my parents, BEAMING, with how much I loved the team/training/etc.
You will adjust and make so many new relationships and have a blast, I know it :) Try to keep a positive attitude about it, an open mind, and just take it one day at a time. It is OK to not have it all figured out!
Sleeping Beauties by Sam McMillan Via Flickr: After doing 4 hours of track&field photography it’s always nice to get back to some nature photography.. On my way home we spotted these youngsters sleeping at Atascadero Lake.
visiting other prefectures of the country was only made possible when the team (of either the track&field or basketball clubs) had a game to participate against with other schools. and it seemed that the game didn’t take too long to be over and done with. time surely flies didn’t it? and if it wasn’t enough for the young man and his friends, it seemed that they took a little friendly game of threes at the local court.
they could have taken this back at their hometown, but then again. the local courts were always covered in either snow or ice, and it was dangerous to play in hazardous conditions. he should know due to past experiences.
but it seemed one of them got a little too excited that the ball had been sent flying towards a random person! and that can’t be good if someone would get hurt. their asses would be in trouble, so as a result, the young blonde of the group had suddenly shouted to grab the stranger’s attention.
yet another victory won for the track&field team for his school, really the warmer months was his time to shine, since this was the sport that he could really put himself on. having to run right past his competitors like it was nothing. all that pent up excitement he had been keeping for months to wait for the warmer seasons to come.
all of those train of thoughts came into mind as he relaxed himself after having to have won that victory just moments ago. really, if there weren’t anything to be done except the closing ceremonies of the competition, he would have gone his way and walked around tokyo for a while, but sadly enough. he couldn’t, to which was a total bummer for him.
then again, someone had caught his attention, and surely enough he’d call them out. either they were watching the competition earlier or that they were someone he knew before, which the latter wasn’t most likely.