Let the countdowns begin!

Happy Sunday! It was a beautiful day in Washington today, and by that I don’t just mean that we didn’t get any rain … It was actually sunny. And above 50 at that! Blue skies with temperatures in the 60s, perfect day to get outside and enjoy the weather. Also a great day to relax and prepare for the upcoming week. I have a couple really important things going on over the next few weeks. And after that? Oh man. It’s time to start a countdown for all of the super exciting, fun, and long-awaited things coming up this summer. Some of them are running related and others not so much, but hey! I’ve never worried about letting non-running related things slip into my blog posts before so why start now? ;-) First though, a short re-cap of last week …

What can I say? Prom is exciting.

Last Saturday I went to Prom with one of my good friends and we had a blast! We went to Outback with a small group, killed time walking around and taking pictures in a photobooth at the mall, and also wrote on our friend’s car with window markers as a joke. Overall, it was a fun night and I’m glad I went. On Friday I passed my written and driver final for Drivers’ Ed! My DOL final is scheduled to be in another 2 weeks. Can’t wait to be a licensed driver! Not to mention that I get to sleep in another hour now that class is over. Mmm, sleep. Sorry, but listening to a teacher lecture me before the school day even starts isn’t exactly at the top of my favorite things to do in the morning. Definitely since that certain teacher says “um” a lot. 98 times in one class period a lot. I also had two track meets last week on Thursday and Friday. Thursday I only ran the 800m and did alright, but was mainly focused on doing well at Friday’s meet. The meet on Friday was one of the bigger ones that our team goes to and I had plenty of good competition. After reading my last post about how frustrating running has been for me recently, I’m happy to say that I PR’d! Not rubbing it on or anything, but after 3 weeks of being stuck on a plateau … I will definitely take a 5 second PR. :-) Yesterday was my rest day from running even though it went so well the day before. Instead of heading out for my usual long run, I spent the day in Olympia running errands with my parents. It was a day full of wandering around waiting for my dad to try on suits, BBQ, and super-moon sightings.  Today I did some baking and made homemade Orange Scones. After that, I ventured outside and spent the afternoon running a nice (and sweaty!) 6 mile run along with mowing the lawn. I really don’t mind having to do yard work if it’s not raining and the lawnmower doesn’t get clogged with wet grass. Seriously. Washington weather sucks sometimes.

Ta-da! My life is so exciting that I just had to share. ;-) That’s what’s going on right now with my busy schedule and recently, but what I really wanted to share was what’s going to happen! Let the countdowns begin!

5 days: League meet in track! Or what some people call it, Sub-Districts. The top 6 in each event move onto districts and my coach is going to have my triple this Friday. For you non-track people out there, that means that I’m going to compete in the 3200m, 1600m, and 800m. Talk about a tiring meet!

12 days: District meet! As talked about above, you have to qualify for this meet and then the top 4 in each event move onto to state. Depending on how League goes, I will be racing two or three events at districts. Cross your fingers and toes for me to make it to state though! :-)

13 days: At 10:50 am I will take my DOL drive final in order to get my license. Ah!

The five of us girls who went to track state last year placed 4th. :-)

19 days: Washington State 1A Track & Field Championships … hopefully!

26 days: Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon! My coach and a few of my team mates are heading down the day before the meet starts and are going to watch the Kenyan’s 10,000m. June 2nd is the actual meet which takes place at Hayward Stadium and is where some of the best semi-pro and professional athletes compete every year. This will be my third year going … So excited!

1 month 19 days: Olympic Trials! I’m competing, no big deal. HAHA …. just kidding. For two days of the Trails, my mom and I are heading down again to Eugene to watch the kick-off to the Summer Games. Only the track part that is. Yet another chance to see world-class athletes compete! Too cool.

  2 months 1 day: White Pass Cross Country Camp! I went to this camp last year and it was an awesome experience even though I went alone from my team. This year I’m going with one of my team mates and can’t wait to spend the week with her! :-)

There’s a LOT more things that I’m excited for, but for your sake? These are the main things that I’m counting down the days until. Sure I also have a band concert, choir concert, last day of school, first day of Munga (I’ll explain later!), and a bunch of little things going on soon to look forward to, but I’m so busy those things just come and go before I have time to get excited for them. As the days tick away until summer training and having plenty of time to relax starts, I’ll still be blogging about my schedule and relieving some of my stress through writing about it. Sorry if my blogs haven’t been real creative or entertaining the past month or two … Maybe you should start a countdown too! One that counts down the days until I start summer so that you’ll be able to read exciting blogs that is. ;-)

Until next time,

Gabby. 

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4 thoughts on “Let the countdowns begin!

    • Thank you so much!
      Haha, don’t worry. I will post enough pictures so that even if you can’t go to the Trials… it’ll seem like you were actually there. ;-)

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