If I got to chose one place to travel to and stay for two weeks I would go to Greece. I have already been to japan so could I try to mark Greece off the list? There are so many fascinating things about Greece. A couple of great reasons to fly to Greece would be to visit their culture, eat their food, see breathtaking sights. For some odd reason I have always been drawn to Greece, just seeing pictures makes me want to visit there so badly. Also their food- nobody really ever talks about their food, it looks immaculate. It all looks so fresh and colorful and bright, that is what brings beauty into a dish. Then last but not least, the architecture in Greece is very diverse and pretty. Living in Greece would be crazy. Now if I had to choose somewhere to go in the whole world, I would definitely choose Greece and those are my reasons why. 🙂
We got about 8 inches of snow in our yard! That’s a lot. My brother and I were outside playing out in the yard with our dog Laddie then we got an idea. To have an ultimate snowball fight with our own two forts. So we did and it and it went well (I think) but I did write about our comparisons and differences in our forts. Here are some things I had in my fort. My fort was a lot taller and larger than my little brother’s fort, it had pre-made snowballs and two miniature snowmen that you had to knock down to enable you to win. In my fort I also had a platform I could stand on. Unlike my fort, my little brother had a trench so he could jump down and hide behind it when I was about to attack. He did not have pre-made snowballs like I did but what he did have was a sled that he could use for multiple purposes, like hiding under, he could slide down the hill and attack me, or he could also use it to store extra snow in it so he could grab a wad of snow and make it into a snowball really fast. Me and my brother also had some similarities to our forts. We both had something we could hide behind, we both had tools we could use to build our forts with, and we also had secret hiding spots too. That is what me and my brother did outside in the snow today. Both of our forts had different components to it and some of the same.
I actually took this picture of us while we were having a snowball fight!
Harris and Me was a read-aloud that we read in class, and when we finished it we got to do a reflection about it! And also SPOILERS IF YOU WERE PLANNING ON READING THE BOOK!!!!! Enjoy!
With a little help from my team, we came up with more than 6 great things about cross country! Now if I was actually listing everything then I would have about 46 things. Yeah. That would be a lot. So instead, I’m listing 6.
Number One: Out of everything this was said the most. Friends and I agree with them. We all opened up to each other, by like the third practice we were all together 24/7 we could run together, talk, laugh, cry together (yes I’m serious) together just in this season. Number Two: Teamwork. The way we worked together as a team was unbelievable, we had goals set every race. The goals were, what specific team we had to try to beat, who to pass, our times. We would all hype each other up, it was a very positive atmosphere.
Number 3: The Improvements, this was mentioned by most of our team. When it got closer to the end of the season we all had a new personal record. And we were all 100 times better. Practice-paid off I guess. Number 4: You will be surprised about this one but Messing around is one great thing about cross country. We could run wherever we wanted around the school. On recovery days we all would run together and goof off together when running.
Number 5: Socializing or Inside Jokes. During practices, before practices, on the bus, and even before races we would all get together and talk about how our school day went and what happened, or some talked about old memories. And during all the talking we would make inside jokes out of what we talked about and what went on around us. This one day a girl brought milk in a bag. We made so many funny, amazing memories. Number 6: The best part about cross country The shirts, medals (ribbons), and trophies that you get. Every race they have a stand where you can buy your own t-shirt or sweatshirt from the race you ran! Top 15/20/25 would get medals and ribbons! Then unlike most middle school or high school sports, you get giant trophies if your team does very well!
And that’s 6 great things about cross country. So are you thinking of running now? I found this picture on Unsplash!
I have some goals for myself so I thought I could share them. So, If you didn’t know already I am a cross country runner, and I also do the long distances in track too. While racing on the team I was the third and second girl and in my best race in total, I got second place. One of my biggest goals is to (in the seventh grade) break into the five-minute mile, yes I’m trying to get a five-minute mile. I really want to try to push myself to get faster and stronger.
Another goal is, for cross country is to get the record for the first girl in the two miles. So I have to beat the time of 12:42, my fastest time this year was 13:49 on one of the hardest courses, and I’m only a seventh-grader. I’m only 1 minute and 7 seconds away. Oh, I also am trying to get together a cross country team, we had a whole team this year only because there were five eighth-graders and only two seventh-graders… But the eighth graders are going into high school so they won’t be on our middle school team. I am working hard to recruit others in the school to build up our team.
I’m going to list some other smaller goals,
- I really want to start and produce a successful business I really want to be a chef who makes top of the line tacos and smoothies to try to make money for my trip… Down below
- I would also really like to get a pet lizard soon.
A goal for me is to try to go to 40 states (or at least 35). I have been to 33 states in total and also out of the U.S. I went to Japan! I haven’t been to a few western/midwestern states, but my family is planning some trips. I want to go back to Japan again… So I guess, another goal is to raise 1500 dollars to afford a plane ticket! That’s a lot but I’m already halfway there! Did you know the picture that I used was from Unsplash? It’s a photo website with a whole bunch of free pictures from different people who create them. I picked a running photo because I thought it went well with the theme of the first paragraph. Now that I listed some goals I want to try to reach them! Wish me luck!
Today I am going to ask you 10 would you rather questions. And you have to answer them. Feel free to comment and tell me what you chose!
#1- Would you rather… Travel 10 years in the past or 100 years in the future.
#2- Would you rather be an only child or the middle child
#3- Would you… Eat a worm or a live cricket
#4- Would you rather, never go to school again? Or don’t attend college.
#5- Would you either have a dog or a cat…
#6-Would you live in a different country or a different state?
#7- Would you rather eat your favorite food every day for a year or eat your least favorite food every once a week?
#8- Would you rather own your own blog or youtube channel?
#9- Would you rather have to wear glasses or contacts?
#10- And last but not least… Would you rather be the most famous well-known person in the world? or be the most successful millionaire?
What did you pick for the ten would you rather questions? How hard was it for you to decide? For number 1 I think I would chose to live ten years in the past. I made the Picture in Canva!
What are you thankful for? I’m thankful for the food that we have and the roof keeping us protected and warm from the chilly November nights. It’s almost that time of year. Almost time for Turkey, pumpkin pie, loads and loads of great food, and family time… (depending on how Covid 19 is affecting us). I am so excited to get a week off from school. Sometimes us smart hard-working kids need a nice long break. My family and I are thinking of going to my family member’s houses to eat ham, turkey, cranberry sauce, pie. Play games like bingo, monopoly, and card games. I also get to see some of my cousins that I have not been able to see for quite some time! Thanksgiving is two weeks away! I made this picture using Canva. Check it out!
This is my Avatar that represents me, Vera! I have natural blonde hair, greenish bluish, greyish eyes with hazel/brown freckles in my literal eyes. I’m not very tall but not very short either…..