I did a triathlon this past weekend at Blanchard Park. It was my 4th triathlon ever and my 3rd time doing the Blanchard park triathlon. The week before the event I trained with my friend at the YMCA with swimming and biking. Also if you don’t know what a triathlon is it is a event with a distance where you swim, bike then run after. This triathlon was 60m of swimming then 5mi of biking and finally 1mi run. That was the 11-14 age group distance and my brother and his friends was shorter.
When the race came I thought I was nervous and I didn’t so good as I did in training.
It was really tiring going to swim to bike really quick. When I was on my bike I realized there was a lot of up hill and down hill. Then after biking we went to running and that is when it got hard. You have to use your legs a lot. I had to stop and walk once and when I finished I sprinted to the end.
At the end I thought I didn’t place and I was tired so we left early before the award and when we got home, my mom got a text saying I got 2nd place in age 12. The person in front of me was my other friend I used to play baseball with and he won by 8 seconds. My time was 39:47.
Overall I was happy with my place because I didn’t even now I got 2nd and I can’t wait till the next triathlon.
Getting checked in! Photo: Amanda Kern Photography
Ready to swim!
Transitioning from the bike to the run at the Blanchard Triathlon!
And he’s done! With a second place finish!
And they both finished the Blanchard Triathlon!
I just got back from a trip to Michigan to go to football camp at Michigan State. The crazy thing was we just got back from Marco Island and went to a going away party for a friend. The next morning I had to wake up at 5:30 to get on a plane. On this trip it was only my dad and I. We got ready and we took off. We were going on Delta and they had free wifi and you could have watched movies and on their app. I watched Alexander and His Horrible Terrible No Good Very Bad Day and some of the Maze Runner.
When we arrived we got the rental car and we drove off to go eat at a coney island. It was my first actual coney dog. I liked it and I want to try another one again. After lunch we head over to my dad’s friends house which is a little less than 10 minutes away from the Spartan Stadium.
The first day of camp was long but really cool. There are different NFL teams where you are organized. I was in the Titans which I wasn’t excited about but it didn’t really matter. Each team had a coach and the coaches were players from the Michigan State football team. My coach was Brandon Clemons. He is a defensive tight and he weighs 305lbs.
The first day we stretched and the coaches introduced themselves. I also to took a picture with MSU Football Coach Mark Dantonio and the cotton bowl trophy. The first big activity was the offensive drills. Offensive drills includes QBs, WRs, and offensive line drills. After a break then there were Defensive drills its positions as LB, Defensive line and stuff like that. Then we had lunch and for lunch we had a wrap with cheese and ham, a cookie, chips. Then we went into the indoor practice field and did more drills. We also saw a video for MSU. Then we had dinner and we had chicken tenders. Then we played a razzle dazzle game. Razzle dazzle is like football but it is one hand touched and you can through the ball anywhere even if you are past the line of scrimmage. But the risk is it still can get intercepted and incomplete. We played 2 games and we tied one and lost one. The scores were 14-14 and 21-14. In total I scored 2 touchdowns and had 4 interceptions. Then we packed up and left.
The second day was shorter but even better. We did the same thing as day one but for lunch was pizza and after lunch we went in the Spartan Stadium. We did a razzle dazzle game in their and we tied 14-14 and I got 2 touchdowns one was a pick six. I also got to go in the press box and watch other kids play razzle dazzle. After everything I got my jersey signed by most of the players that were their. Later that day we went to a tigers game and they lost 5-3 against the Reds.
The next day we went to the Ford tour at motor city and it was cool but I wouldn’t want to go everyday. At 7pm the plane took off and we came back home. When I get older I want to go back and stay at a dorm. So I want to go next year.
Ready for football camp!
That’s me in front of coach!
Listening to Coach Dantonio talk!
Me and my coach, Brandon Clemons.
My signed jersey!
Me and my dad at the Detroit Tigers game.
Detroit Tigers game with a bunch of my dad’s friends from MSU.
I went to Disney World again! But this time we got special magic bands. If you don’t know what a magic band it is a bracelet thing that goes around your wrist that allows you to open your room in your hotel room. It also lets you to have fast passes. Which that allows you to go in a line that is quicker but only if you have a fast pass you can go on.
We went to Disney because my mom had to go there for a work event for her blog. It was all about food. Over the weekend we stayed at the Grand Floridian. We had a a lot of fun things. First on Friday we sat and ate dinner at the Polynesian. I had potstickers/dumplings and sticky wings. Sticky wings are wings that were dipped in teriyaki sauce. It is delicious, I think they are the best wings.
Later that day we went back to the hotel and went to bed. Saturday, I had a football game and it was raining all day. Then we jumped in the pool. Then we picked my mom up from her work event at the Contemporary resort. Then we went back to hotel and my dad went back to the Polynesian for more sticky wings. It wasn’t that big of a day but the next day we went to a lot of parks. We went to 3/4 of them.
We went to the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. The one we did not go to was Epcot. We would’ve but it was a school night. At all of those parks we rode on Mount Everest, the Safari, Rock and Roller Coaster (2 time!), Tower of Terror, and the new Snow White Mine Train. My favorite out of all of those was Rock and Roller coaster. That is one of my favorite rides because it is a roller coaster, it blasts music in the back, and it goes upside down.
I had a great week but I know what is coming up next. I had a great time. So I can’t wait till Thursday. So to sum it all up I am a spoiled kid. 🙂
Like I said in my other blogs, one of my favorite games iss Clash of Clans. It is made by supercell. The point of the game is building your base and try to be the best and play with friends. Right now I have a castle which controls my clan. I am in a clan with my friends from school. When you are clans you can get loot called elixir which helps with upgrading attacking troops and things to make the troops. Also gold that helps upgrade defense. In clans there are clan wars which is clan vs clan. It picks a clan that you go against and you attack the other clan. The highest you go the more stars you will get. The top is 3 stars. You get one star by destroying their main base called the town hall. You get another star by destroying their base 50%. Finally you get another when you destroy 100%. After 24 hours who ever gets the most stars that clan would win. We are 2-0.
The attacking troops you can attack with are barbains, archers, goblins, wall breakers, balloons bombs, healers, wizards, dragons, and pekkas. The pekkas are the strongest. I have all of those troops. You could also upgrade them with the laboratory. I have almost all of them upgraded to level except the pekkas, dragons, and healers. You can also use spells like healing, lighting, and rage spell which makes them stronger and faster for a short time. My defenses are also good. I have air defenses that protects the from air troops. I also have cannons, archer towers, wizard tower, and mortars. Finally I have walls that are level 6 and 7. So this is one of my favorite games the reasons. If you want it is free on the App Store. I would go by it so you have something on your free time.
Clash of Clans
I had a super long weekend even though it was two days long. At 12:00pm I had a football game. We won 40-8. But next week is a different story as we are going against the other unseated team. They are all tall, fast, able to catch, and throw. We have some real hard games coming up. I scored 1 touchdown off an interception. After the football game I went to Universal with my friend and his family. When went there for his parents for a concert. I don’t recall the name but it wasn’t that interesting for me.[Mom note: It was Olivia Newton John!]
We went on the hulk which was pretty awesome. After we walked around we went on Journey to Atlantis. It is a tour guide thing about what happened to the Ancient Greeks with gods and wars. Sounds boring but it is fun. So he said “since I said my name say yours” so everyone did. But I said mine one second late on purpose. But I didn’t realize this was going to happen. His reaction was ok “Brendan we were just arrange buddy systems and can you be my partner?” Of course I said yes. So I was his partner and he kept saying my name on the tour/ride thing. He let me hold the Triton too. He was so cool. Then we went on transformers which was ok. Then we finally went to his house after and I slept over.
Sunday, my friend and I went to Rebounderz for my brother’s birthday party. Rebounderz is a bounce place and it comes with basketball and dodgeball. It wasn’t organized dodge ball. What I mean about that is that you have to create your own teams and rules. The basketball net was two nets and two trampolines side by side and it was made to dunk. But not play a game. They were also building 2 new bounce things. They were building an obstacle course and something that I don’t know I just know it wasn’t open yet. After everything we had pizza made from there. It was actually good. Finally we had mint chocolate chip ice cream.
After my brother’s birthday, I went back to the AAU basketball tryout and I think I did better than last time. We did the same things as last time and on the 5v5 scrimmage I got the ball and the defender that was blocking me for some reason backed off of me and I shot it and went in. I know people make points all the time but I’m not the greatest at basketball. I think I might make the team. So I am really excited.
Playing with Mira on the trampoline.
Recently, I went to an AAU basket balltry out sort of thing. I think I did really well. There is another try out Sunday. We did some dribbling drills, stretching, shooting, and defense. At the end we did 3-v-3 and my team beat all the teams. Then we did 5-v-5 and we lost. Some of my friends were there that I also play football with.
Also I had a football game Saturday. We won about 40-24. I scored three touchdowns. I also did a god job on defense. I went through everyone on on my touchdowns and one wasn’t even supposed to go to me. We went against a Lake Nona team so we are now 3-0. We are going against a team with a girl QB and she throws quick and fast and the people on her team are really tall so she throws it high up in the air.
This is my second video game blog. There has been new video games that have came out so I wanted to do another.
So for my favorite for xbox is Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. It is like any other Call of Duty but it has technology called exo suit. Exo suits make you jump higher, run faster, and you will not take fall damage. I think it is really fun. My second favorite is FIFA 15. It is soccer or otherwise futball. My third is probably NCAA basketball 10. It also is just like basketball but it is college.
For my iPad, my favorite is Clash of Clans. You build your own base and try to be the strongest. My second favorite is probably Madden Mobile. You build your own team and play football games with them. My third is Tapped out. It is a Simpsons game where you build Springfield. Those are my favorite games what are yours?