“LiLi, time to get up”, my mom’s words jolted me out of peaceful sleep. Rolling over I looked at my phone. Had she lost her mind? It was Saturday. . Upon rising, I noticed the sun was shining, the rain that had been forecasted had missed us. My brother cheerfully announced we would be spending the day on the lake. A lake day! I was so excited. Little did I know what started as a great day would not end that way!
I awoke on a cool summer morning, at first I wasn't completely there but then, a chill of excitement ran down my spine as I realized my family was going camping today. I ran down stairs past the mountains of camping supplies and clothes to talk to my parents in the kitchen. They said we were leaving soon and that I should start packing all of the supplies into our trusty old Ford Expedition. After about 20 minutes of packing our SUV to the brim with all of the things we would need to survive in the wilderness for a few days, we said goodbye to our three cats and headed for Steelville Missouri.
The starting line was filled with up to 100 people. Bodies pushing you to get to the front, men who are already somehow sweaty and people who are just excited to be there. My sister helped me get over the first wall and we started. The first hill was horrendous. I relied on my sister to push me up once my legs started failing me. But once we got to the woods part, I was able to go on by myself. Jess and I both decided to walk most of the obstacle course since we weren’t in the greatest shape but we all helped each other get through as many obstacles as we can. There were hurdles, a slanted wall, downhills, a net we had to climb, and more. Once we got to the barbed wire, there was our first water break. The barbed wire was almost a half a mile long and we had to crawl under it on our stomachs or however you wanted to crawl. There was so many people around you doing the same thing and all going at the same pace. We thankfully got water sprayed on us during it so we washed off the mud
The Ball Game The sun was out and beating down on us already, it seemed as we had been out there for hours but really only minutes. Yet somehow I wouldn’t wanna be anywhere else on this day except the baseball field. Little did I know what would happen that day. It was a Friday too, but for this game I felt good and knew something good would happen or bad. Either way i was prepared for the game. This was a game that would determine if I would start the last home game, so I had to do better.
At this point, the course had a longer trail sprint and eventually made it way to the Barbed Wire crawl # 1, the first crawl wasn’t that long, but it did go up the mountain so rolling wasn’t that easy and I had to crawl! After a short sprint, it was time for the Herc Hoist, which I always look forward to because for a larger guy like me, it’s nice and easy. A very short distance ahead came Inverted Walls and just after that came Plate Drag. The course headed down at this point and continued for a longer sprint and up next was Z-Walls and just after we headed over to the Bridge, which was nice and easy. It was time for the swim.
My week was going great, Thanksgiving was only a few days away. I planned to go to the grocery store later this evening. I didn't think twice about going to the store at night since Trevor was locked away. I could finally let my hair down and enjoy myself. I was happy as a pig in cool mud. I had a chance to talk to Mark this morning while Shay went out and got us some breakfast. Now Johaly and I were on the way to do some furniture shopping. Most of the stores were having Black Friday sales earlier this year for some reason.
We were in the car on our way to the Baseball game. It was pretty hot outside, 90 degrees or so. We were going 60 miles an hour down I-55. Dad and I hadn’t really talked until Litchfield, but when traffic completely stopped, we had nothing to do but talk. “So what did you do this week?”Dad asked. Of course it was the summer, so I hadn’t done anything in the past week, so I just
I walked outside the next morning feeling great. The bright vibrant sun shone on the freshly mowed grass. I loaded into my sister's car and we went off to school. The day passed extremely rapid,
“Beautiful day today,” I say to him. “It certainly is,” he replied. I felt like today is going to be a great day. I swing down to the bottom of our tree and land on the soft, wet ground. Yesterday, Gorge asked me if I wanted to go to the river with him. The river was very far away and would take almost half of the day just to get there. Both George and I had not been to the river ever alone before, so this would be a very exciting trip. As they started on our way through the jungle they started to see more animals and life.
Mall of America We stared up at the course it was huge! Also I’m of heights and we are ready paid so no turning back.as I put my hook on the zip line I was going to throw up.im so scared a chill goes down my spine. I finally made it cross.
“We need to go to the hospital,” my nine-month-pregnant-mom began, “my water just broke.” Through the shivers from the September weather, I got dressed and brushed my teeth faster than I had ever done before. I walked out into the kitchen and joined my parents and my older brother, Justin, all of which looked unprepared for the long day we were going to have. Originally, the plan was to drop Justin and I off at our uncle’s
I walk on the Green Grass as I see my friends gathered together. I run up to them and we start talking about what we did in the summer. The Long Break had us talking for a while. The bell finally rang. It sounded different
It was a bright and warm summer morning when I woke from a good night sleep. Nothing prepared me for the dark, gloomy and sad day ahead of me. You see, this was the day that my cousin and childhood best friend passed away in an auto accident.
The weather was different that day. It was not how is had been for the past few weeks --- sunny and clear skies. The sky was gray and you could feel a cool breeze nipping at your skin. Hearing the rustling of the leaves made you feel
It had been a miserable day; bitter cold, the streets and sidewalks were capped in ice and snow, grey clouds hung low in the sky. There were barely ten students in class, but the teachers were still adamant about doing work. The school day seemed to be never ending, but eventually I was free. When I got home, I was both physically and