» 3.10.14 why do “over achievers” sometimes receive a negative connotation :(
The weather was so nice today! It was a bit windy when I was in school but it got better when I was at track practice!
In bio, we learned about fungi~ fungi are cool.
In lit, we started reading the catcher and the rye. I like it so far because it’s easy and clear to understand since it’s written in the perspective of a 17 year old. I hope I will enjoy this book.
During tutorial, I was trying to memorize my skit for chinese because it was due next period. During chinese class, we just did skit presentations. I got 100% :D
But seriously I see no educational value in those useless skit presentations. So whenever, we get a new set of vocab words, we write a skit with them. I’m totally fine with that because it helps me learn the words. But I see no point in wasting my time to memorize what I wrote since I already learned the material while I was writing it! So I don’t appreciate these skit presentation assignments at all because I think they are a horrible use of my time!!
Math was math I guess. During art, I cut out my character cards with the blade thingys and it was so fun omg.
During 7th period, I drew.
Today I forgot to bring my ear buds, shin wrap, and shorts. I’ve never forgotten these essential items before at all this year and i had to borrow shorts and get my shin wrapped by the athletic trainer. Plus I couldn’t listen to my podcasts while drawing and walking home and all this time I could have learned something new!! Omg this is so annoying. I hope that will teach me not to forget these things ever again!!
During track practice, we did like an 8 mile run. 2.5 to the hills, 3 of those 1 mile loops (not like track workout effort, at a decent effort just to get some hills in the run) and 2.5 back to the school.
The whole time, I just felt really tired and sore from Saturday.
During runs, I prefer to run with the guys because I find their pace more comfortable. It’s not like I don’t like to be with my friends, it’s just that sometimes when I go at a slower pace, my legs just feel even more tired and my body just feels worse overall. I mean, I really hope they understand because i always feel mean when I do that. But at the same time I want to be able to run faster because then what’s the point of running if you don’t have a goal in mind you want to go after?
I’ve also always wondered why people always gave a negative connotation to “over achievers” or just people who make it obvious that they put their best foot forward and work hard in what they do!
I just feel like a lot of people tend to point people like that out, but
There’s nothing bad about working hard! It just shows that you are passionate therefore you are dedicated to what you are doing!
Is it because of jealousy of the person’s work ethic? Or because they just seem really weird?
Over achievers are not always looked down upon though, some people find it inspirational.
But I just don’t get how working hard is negative thing. Like for example, in elementary school, the nerds always got made fun of because they did more work to have more knowledge.
I’m not trying to point fingers at anyone. I’m describing how I feel when situations like this occur in my life.
When I got home, I took a shower, did my laundry, did bio hw, washed wishes, and draw. Now it’s time to sleep. Nighty night~
» 3.9.14 Sunday~
Today was daylight savings but I still woke up at 5:40. I stayed up later last night (till like 10:55) because sportswurlz just uploaded the kbell photos and I was stalking myself.
I ate breakfast and then did a lot of blogilates workouts~ Then I drew, washed dishes, and cooked food. I like to make food to eat for the whole week.
Then I drew more and went volunteering at the YMCA. Then I went grocery shopping and went home and did some bio homework. Then I mopped the floor and drew some more~
3.8.13 first official track meet of the season!! :D
Today was pretty awesome!! I woke up at 6:20am because I made myself sleep 8 hours.
Then I changed into my track uniform and packed my spikes, 2 bottles of black tea, 1 cliff bar, and extra clothes in my bag~
For breakfast, I had a few pieces of sweet potato from last night, one hard boiled egg (I only ate half the yolk because I hate the yolk but I feel guilty for wasting it at the same time) one pita bread and 1.5 bananas.
I left my house around 7:30am. My race was at 10:00am. I leave super early because I’m always afraid they’re going to run ahead of schedule and traffic is going to be crazy since there’s like 3,000 people there.
When I got there, I immediately found my school tent. I thank the coach for arriving there super early to claim a spot so I can easily find where everyone is. Then I got my race number from the spot and checked in for my event. I bumped into Anna at the check in station so I was not lonely anymore~ Then I bought a t shirt!
I still had a while until I had to go warm up so I just derped around under the tent and drank lots of tea. Then I went to the bathroom, warmed up (~15 min jog around the in field) at around 9:10. While I was warming up, I felt really happy so I felt like I was frolicking through the grass~
Then at around 9:30 I went to the bathroom, grabbed my spikes from our tent, and then went to the starting line where I could already see my competitors. I kinda waited until 9:45ish and started doing some strides and drills. I was feeling really happy because I get to run!!!
At 10:05 everyone was starting to line up. There are 2 heats in total determined by seed time, I was in the first one which was the faster one.
As everyone was lining up, I could not contain my happiness inside me so I decided to elicit it by telling everyone around me on the starting line about how happy I was!! I don’t care if they all thought I was weird. I was just really happy and excited to run that I needed to spread all that happiness and love to everyone around me!!
As the gun went off, I immediately sprinted to the front of the pack and stayed there. I was between 3-4th place for the whole race and I finished 3rd overall.
And now you will get to listen to me rambling about the feelings of joy that have occurred to me while I was running the race~
The first lap I got 78, I was feeling really relaxed and still really happy!! Second lap I got 2:39 which I think is actually my best 800m time!! I was really happy!! 3rd lap I got 4:04, and for the mile, I got 5:30 which is also my best mile time in my life!! At this point I was feeling even happier!! I had this song stuck in my head and I was like singing it in my head and I was even mouthing the words as I was running!! I don’t remember what I got for the fifth but I think I heard 8:26 for the sixth. Then I heard 9:56 (somewhere around that I think) going into my last lap. The coach told me I was going to run a huge personal record and I got even more excited!! I love personal records because they make me so happy and excited and and they just brighten my life so much!!!
I ended up finishing in 11:16 and I was so happy!! My previous personal record was 11:43 so that was about a 30 second improvement!! The weather was also quite warm today and I was dripping in sweat!
I’m also really proud of how I paced myself!! 11:16 is averaging at a 5:38 pace per mile and I got 5:30 for the first mile so that means I ran a 5:46 for the second mile!! I was never so consistant with my splints so I am very happy!!
After the race, I did a cool down run with Lauren~ Then Irene was looking for me because before the race, I asked her dad to watch over my beloved phone. I got my phone and my mother texted me asking where I was so I called her and she met me outside the gates so she wouldn’t have to pay the entrance fee. I also picked up my lovely medal~
When I got home, my mother got to the shower first so I waited for her to finish. While I waited, I was just feeling really happy so I danced around my house!!
Then I took a shower and then did bio homework!! I love taking bio notes because fungi are too interesting and I love drawing all the diagrams so much. I look forward to doing my homework everyday because I love learning new things about bio because I love bio so much it fills me with such knowledge and happiness!!
Then I mopped the floor, and then I drew, and then I studied ahead for bio since our test is also going to cover the immune system so why not study now so I don’t have to work so hard during the weekdays!!
Then I drew some more, then I am now about to sleep~
Today has been an awesome day filled with such productivity and happiness!!