Thursday, March 31, 2016

First Track and Field Meet

     Dear fellow friends! This week I'll be talking about my first ever track and field meet. A meet is just another word for race against other schools. I do cross country but this meet was very different. The things that people ran just was a little weird for me. In my first paragraph I will be talking about the meet itself. In the second paragraph I'll be talking about my experience at the meet.
     The meet was just a small one. It was a small one because Guilderland hasn't had their invitational. An invitational is the first race that tells other schools that they better watch out because our team is great and ready to win. We only raced against one other school. That school was Albany. Guilderland had many more people than Albany. They must've had around 15-20 people where we had over 100 girls. The race was at 4:15 and ended around 6:30. There were so many different events like high jump, long jump, sprints, long distance and so many other amazing events. The race was so much fun.
     I run long distance but yesterday I couldn't run because I missed the practice the day before the race. Long distance runners had to run a 4x800 meters. A 4x800 is where 4 people run 800 meters each. 800 meters is 2 laps around the track. Then they had to run just a single 800 meters. Some people were chosen to do a 3000 meters. 3000 meters is 7.5 laps around the track. I still went and cheered people on. Overall I had such a great time and I'm so excited for next weeks race which is on my birthday!!
     That's all for today. I'll blog you next week!!

    

Friday, March 25, 2016

Track and Field Time Trials

Dear fellow friends! This week I'm going to be blogging about time trials that I had for track and field this week. In the first paragraph I'm going to be talking about what time trials are. In the second paragraph I'm going to be talking about Guilderland time trials.
     Time trials are the things that show the coaches how well you would do in a real race. They also show how well you pace yourself and the time that you finish it in. My coach really wanted me to at least give distance a shot. So I agreed to at least try the long distance time trial. For distance you can either run 800 meter, 1000 meter, 1200 meter or 1600 meter time trials. Time trials are during our practices. Sometimes you are given a certain time that you have to run the time trial in. 
     I love running time trails because you get to race your friends but just for fun. This week during track I had to run a 1200 meter time trial. 1200 meters are three laps around the track. It is also three fourths of a mil. My time the time trial was four minutes and forty seconds. The day that I ran my time trial I was first out of everyone else. My friend was only one second behind me. I love time trials because they take way from the hard workouts that we sometimes have. That is what time trials are and why I love them.
     Well that's all for this week. Make sure to come check out my blog next week for a new blog! Agal out!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tang Museum Field Trip

    Dear fellow friends! This week I will be blogging about my field trip to Tang Museum that I recently took. Tang Museum is an art museum. In the first paragraph I'll be talking about the museum itself. In the second paragraph I will be talking about my experience.
    The Tang Museum is all about art. It has two stories that are both filled with art and sculptures. The Tang Museum gets these show pieces. They only have the show pieces for about a week. When I went there the show piece was about this guy named Hasan Elahi. Created by Prism. The whole piece was about how the FBI thought he was suspicious because of his name. They watched him for a very long time. I reccomend anyone that loves art or musuems in general to visit the Tang Museum. I reccomend this only because of my amazing experience there.
    My experience at the museum was so awesome that I asked my parents if I was able to go again. We looked at the show piece for about 35 minutes. I was happy that we spent most of the time at that piece. After that we went to two other art pieces. Then after we all spilt up and got to look at whatever we wanted. We also had to take pictures of the art pieces that we liked. My favorite piece was the Hydrangeas Spring Song. This is my favorite one because its blue and blues my favorite color. I also liked this one because its sort of complicated but then its also simple. I also feel like this one speaks to me. That was my experience at the Tang Art Museum.
    That's all for this week. Make sure to check out my blog next week!


 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Braces!

    Dear Fellow Friends! This week I'm going to talk about braces. On the 9th of March I got braces. Before I got them I was really excited about getting them. The day after all the pain started to kick in and I wish I didn't get them or that there wasn't any pain. In my first paragraph I'm going to talk about braces in general. In my second paragraph I'm going to talk about my experience with them so far.

    Braces have been around every since the early 1700's. People get braces in order to straighten out their teeth. Mostly kids get braces but some adults do too. When people get braces other people have many nicknames for them. Such as train track, brace face, metal mouth and many other "creative" nicknames. Before you get braces on you usually have to get spacers. Spacers are used to make a space between your molar's so there is room to get the bands on. Bands are the metal bands that go around your molar's and they hold the wire in.

    My experience with braces so far is terrible. It's really terrible because your mouth isn't use to them yet so they hurt a lot. For the first couple of days you have to eat only soft foods. Such as ice cream, jello, pudding, yogurt, banana's, smoothies, milkshakes and so many other foods that aren't hard. You have to eat soft foods because for the first couple of days your teeth hurt really bad. I'm suppose to have braces on for 2 years and then a retainer for another 2 years after that. In total the orthodontist is practically my home for the next 4 years. I hope as I have my braces for a longer time the pain will get less and less.

    Well that's all for today! Come back next week for a new blog post to read!

   

Friday, March 4, 2016

Track N Field

    Dear Fellow Friends! This week I'm going to be talking about how track and field is coming up. I started doing cross country and I absolutely loved it. So I figured why not try track and field. For track and field I'm going to be doing sprints. I wanted to do sprints so I didn't have to run as much as I did in cross country.

    In this paragraph I'm going to talk about some events that you can do for track and field. You can do long distance, sprints, hurdles, relay races, or field events. All the long distance, sprints and hurdles those are all things that you run on the track for. Some of the field events are throwing, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw and hammer throw.

    In this paragraph I'm going to be talking about sprints. For sprints you can either run 100 meters, 200 meters, 300 meters or 400 meters. 400 meters is 1/4 of a mile. I really wanted to do sprints because they weren't that long and you'll be done in a reasonable amount of time. I feel sprints are the hardest because if you fall behind once you won't have that much time to make it up unlike long distance where you have a lot of time to make up your mistakes.

   I'm doing track and field because my coach thought that I would be really good at it. So I figured if I don't like it I don't have to do it next year. Well that's all for today. I'll blog you next week!