My Perfect Fall Day Beep, Beep, Beep the alarm went off. I am so excited it is the Fall festival today. I went downstairs to see what my mom had made for breakfast. Yay! She made french toast with cinnamon sprinkled on top and eggs on the side. It smelled so good. Right when I took my fork and put that first piece of French toast on my fork my mom said, “wait! We have to say the blessing.” So we said the blessing and then ate away. As we finished our breakfast my mom said after we eat we will have one hour to get ready and go to the fall festival. I ran upstairs to be first to the shower and took a nice hot shower before the hot water ran out. After my shower I got dressed and ready to go. We all ran to the car and got in. We arrived at the
Responsibility isn’t for everyone, and it definitely isn't for the lazy. I started the summer of 2016 out by catching at the Calf Scramble in Houston and have only grown to love my heifer. Calf Scramble has not only brought me closer to the animal, but to my family too.
Going into the fall 2014 semester, my family was not in a good place financially, and I was not mentally. Our income had been reduced, meaning I had to step up to help my family. This caused my already weakened mental state to become even more strained and took a toll on me physically. I was not able to concentrate on anything at school, work, and home, it was almost in a blur. When I resigned from the fall 2014 semester, I knew it was something that was needed to make sure I stayed healthy, mentally and physically. Two years went by and I found myself in a better place. Going into the fall 2016 semester, I found the perfect balance between studying, work, and home life. In the end I exceeded all the expectations I had set for myself in every
"Hmm, I think I'll wake up tomorrow and run 10 miles!", said no non Cross Country runner ever. This is a prime example of why a lot of people don't do it. It is a very rigorous sport that requires a very special type of person to participate in. What kind of people does Cross Country attract? If you asked me, I would say that Cross Country is the toughest, geekiest sport there is. Essentially, Cross Country is a chaotic sport for chaotic people. Although the reputation of Cross Country might be viewed as just a bunch of scrawny, skinny, awkward kids unable to handle the difficulty of “real” sports like football or sewing, I say with confidence that there is not any other physical activity out there that is as rewarding and painful as Cross Country!
Then it all just seemed to snap into place. I stayed in the moment and acted quickly. I had put in countless hours during the brutal winter. I flashed back to a particular day running by the community center on a hill covered by a white blanket of snow. I was all bundled up and decided to do some repeats on the hill that is south of the soccer fields. It was short but steep. Good enough to make myself puke. I pushed myself over and over again to limit, when I got tired I would remind myself “how bad do you want it?” Remembering those Eric Thomas motivational videos I would watch before and after workouts. I had been going hard and the snow made it much more difficult to go up it was as if my legs had turned to lead. I had taken a different
My friends and I consider ourselves to be pretty outdoorsy people. Whether we are kayaking down rivers or exploring through caves, we tend to always have the most fun with each other whenever we are outside. So as Lauren, JR, Maya, and I were thinking about what to do for Maya’s birthday, hiking the Walls of Jericho just seemed like the best idea ever. None of us had ever hiked the Walls and had only the highest expectations for the adventure. All week we were anticipating the trip and finally the brisk October Saturday came and as we were filling up our water bottles and bags with granola bars, we talked about how fun today would be. Little did we know that we were going to learn during the hike that some of the most fun days are the ones
By the fourth time my horse, Ruby, bucked me off, I had hit the ground enough times to finally get some sense nocked into me. Ruby was my most recent training project. It was late spring and I had gotten her the previous fall as an unstarted two-year-old. She has always been an especially sensitive mare, which at the time, made her an extra flighty filly. Out of the six horses I have started, Ruby was the only one to ever buck me off, and not just once, but four times.
When Tehani was 9 and I was 10 we where up our uncle's ranch chasing calfs. A calf got loose and it chased after Tehani. As she was watching the calf chase after her she turned to look back and WHAM!! she ran right into the bobwire fence. I imeadietly rode my horse to rope the calf. Tehani stood up and laughed like the sun. As she stood up she was red as a tomato. Her face and body was scratched and slightly bloody. I took the calf back and grabbed the horse. My horse was as tired as a bear in hibernation. So I saddled up my other horse like fast and furious and dashed off to Tehani and told her to take the horse back to the rach to go get cleanrd off. I stayed back to help my uncle with the rest of the calfs. That night Tehani and I rode
Although I can't say I ever haven't feared using a cutting torch, it feels a fair amount more comfortable now as I roast zombies from the inside of the agriculture shop. The last zombie I hit falls to the ground, looking a bit like an oversized, overcooked french fry, and
Some people think of them as animals. Some people think of them as objects. Some people think of them as friends. Then there are the few who think of them as family. Horses have always been like family to humans, except sometimes closer. There are many benefits to owning or being around horses. They come in many different colors. There is a multitude of breeds, also. Additionally, they have a long history with humans. Horses have unique behaviors. Showing horses has been the past-time or even career of many people. Furthermore, caring for horses can be a handful, but is definitely rewarding. Finally, riding horses is not just a hobby or a sport, but an action of your heart. Horses are wondrous creatures that have lived with man or
I will always try to keep mindful when it concerns my overall wellness because as you age your health and wellness declines, but if you are aware of your wellness and you take care of yourself is one of the few ways to prevent the delicate of wellness. I am going to keep doing the three daily goals I set for myself . I think I want to add eating a vegetable everyday. I do not like vegetables so I want to add that to my daily goal. Also add maybe counting my steps. Since I limited the number of time I can ride the bus, I am walking more, I am starting to be curious on how much am I walking and see if I am able to walk a little but further than the day before. Some people’s way of motivation is through being challenged. What better challenge can be made but adding at least 2,000 more steps than before. Counting my steps will not be hard I just need to get a step counter to put on my jeans, or download a step counter app. Some challenges I will be facing are one, when I go home I work 40 plus hours, I tend to move a lot at work, running from the front end to the back of the store, to lifting heavy items for customers, to running errands for managers. So I automatically think I don;t need to go to the gym or eat healthy because in my head I think I am working off more calories than what I am consuming. Which is definitely false, it was me making up reasons as to why I deserve to eat the
Growing up I was told to go to college, get a career, get married, buy a house, save for retirement, live a few years longer and then die leaving an inheritance to my children. Anyone tell you to do this?
Horses. The word itself astonishes me. Just by hugging a horse one can sense its warmth. Is it the soft gentle coat, like that of a silk blanket, or the love that encompasses through them that transmits the sensation of “warmth?” Horses can be as loving as a mother and
What is my favorite season?My favorite season is fall.I love fall because of cold weather and the holidays like Halloween and, Thanksgiving.I mostly love thanksgiving because of the good food I also love Halloween because it’s the one day of the year where everyone dresses up in scary,funny and, cute costumes.I love cold weather because in Bakersfield we get more than enough heat and it’s nice to have a cool breeze once in awhile.All of those reasons is why I LOVE fall
When I I began to slack off on my exercising, being that I could already lift a great deal more than any of my friends, not to mention I had gained an additional five pounds bringing my total weight gain to twenty pounds. Adding even more difficultly to maintaining my exercise routine, I took on a career as a traveling salesman, requiring me work long days and living out of hotels most of the year. I also continued in poor eating, abuse alcohol, and sleep for only a few hours a night. Over the next two years of irregular and undedicated exercise, I had lost ten pounds and nearly all my strength. I began to notice my life style had suddenly taking a toll on my overall health, sending me to the emergency room on several occasions. I soon realized that I needed to make a change in my life style or it was going to destroy me. I again turned to exercise for the answers I needed to make the change. I had heard many times before, while talking to other people who worked out, that it is very important to eat healthy, get enough sleep, and avoid alcohol if I wanted to see results from exercising. I was always quick to brush off advice like this, because I seemed to be making progress without following such strict rules, but I knew now that I need to make a change. I set out to achieve a healthy life style and began to use exercise as a source of