Thursday, January 29, 2015

My First Triathlon

On Sunday, February 8th I am participating in my very first triathlon. A triathlon includes events of swimming, biking and running. Usually you get a certain distance you have to achieve, but since it is winter time I am doing it inside and it doesn't matter how far you go. Here are some details about the event and how I prepared for it.

This triathlon is called the Tri To Help. It was created to help fight against epilepsy. All the proceeds of the event go to the Epilepsy Foundation. It is taking place in the Universal Athletic club in Lancaster. This particular triathlon starts with a swim in the indoor pool then goes on to the treadmill for a run and finally ends on the bikes. This may seem fun, but it came with a lot of hard work.

I started training for the triathlon about six months before it. I was very lucky when I signed up because the next day it was sold out and I got one of the last spots. Getting prepared for it started with training at the gym once a week, running a few miles two days a week and swimming once a week. Also, every Sunday I took a biking class with another group of people. This kept me very busy but was a lot of fun. I hope to continue doing events such as triathlons after I finish my first.



If you want to visit the website for information about events or anything else here is a link.
http://stroupkidsforkids.org/pa

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Christmas Vacation

    I had an amazing Christmas vacation. It is always my favorite holiday of all. Many people say they only like Christmas because of the gifts they receive, but I like Christmas for other reasons ( I still enjoys presents though). This is the Christmas vacation that I had.


I'm going to start right on Christmas day. I got many amazing presents including a new Iphone and some clothes. I spend all day playing with my new things and then later that night I went to my grandparents house for Christmas dinner. I had a great day and the rest were going to be better. My cousins came the next day and we spent the next week with them. That is my favorite thing about the holidays. It is that you get to see your family and have fun with them. We played outside everyday despite the cold weather. Our favorite thing we did was have our annual football game. That was my favorite part of my break.


After my cousins left the next few days became a lot more uneventful. I relaxed and enjoyed being off school for another week. I spent a few days at friend’s houses and others just at my house. Soon enough, another holiday came along, and that was New Years. New years eve comes with many great traditions. You get to stay up all night with your friends and have fun. New years also marks the end of my vacation. With only a few days left of break, I look back and wish I did more.

That was my Christmas vacation. It was very fun and I love getting presents, seeing friends and family, and most importantly, not being at school.

http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/newyear.html