Skiing over Winter Break

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Over winter break I went up north. First we stopped in Chicago to see family. We played in some snow piles and that’s the first time I have ever seen real snow (even though it wasn’t a lot). We met up with some family the next couple days. But then we went to Wisconsin. We stayed at the Grand Geneva Resort. In Wisconsin there was more snow than there was in Chicago. 

The day after we arrived we went skiing on a hill that was close to the hotel. I have skied before and I was excited. I had lots of layers on and wasn’t cold when I was outside. When we arrived we took lessons for about 30 minutes. After I went on my first hill and it was really fun. I liked the wind blowing in my face and the speed down the hill. I wasn’t the best at the chair lift but I have gotten better over time. I rode the green trails for a while. Green trails are the easiest. But the next couple days I tried a black diamond, which is the second hardest hills. I completed the black diamond and I kept riding it until got bored. Hopefully I can go skiing again sometime because I had a great time. 

 

La Liga Indoor Soccer

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A while ago I went to a place called La Liga indoor soccer in Oviedo. La Liga has one soccer field that is indoors so there is no out of bounds. It has two goals but the field is shorter then a real field. It is $10 for 2 hours on the weekend. They play pickup games where it is 5v5 and anybody if there are extra people you have to wait your turn to play.

On the first day I came with some friends from my school. I played goalie for some games and some I played up field. After the first week I came back I did way better than I did last week. If you know where hard knocks is it is right next to it.

I would definitely go back again with some friends.

La Liga Indoor Soccer in Oviedo

La Liga Indoor Soccer in Oviedo

Triathlon at Blanchard Park

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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.

The Big Game!

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This Saturday we had a big game for football. It wasn’t the championship but it was a big game. It was another unseated team. And before we went against this team there were 3 undefeated teams counting us. We were in second place and the first place team has won every game by 40+ points. We were in second. The 1st place team has four firs on it. All the girls were good. One of them was the QB. What she would do was   throw quick passes. When she quick passes they were high up in the air because most of there team were tall. I was worried through the whole week playing against them. Then my coach told us one of the mom’s wanted a news crew to come in and put on the news a team of girls beating the boys at football.

So on Saturday I woke up and ate eggs and I was all ready to go. So when we started the game they had ball first. We made them turn the ball over and we scored a touchdown after. When we went for the 2 they intercepted it and came close to getting the 2 points extra. But luckily we got him later that game I scored two touchdowns. One touchdown I jukes a person and the other one was burning them. We didn’t get extra points. So the score was 18-0 at the end. Just to be clear I play flag football.

I was so happy at the end of the game. We are number one and there is still an unseated team. We are probably going to meet them at the finals. So I hope we do good for the rest of the season.

A long weekend

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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.

Playing with Mira on the trampoline.

My latest sports fun

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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.

My first year on the soccer team

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I have started playing soccer for my school. I was really bad when I started then I got so much better. But I was happy I made the team in the first place because tryouts were hard!

We just played our last game, and we won 4 to 3 in penalty kicks. We scored a goal in the first five minutes of the game. Then we kept it up till the last two minutes. Then they scored a goal. Then we went to overtime. No one scored. Then we went to shoot outs. We had the shot first and we made it. We were all happy that first time. Then they got a goal. Then we missed then they missed. After we made and they missed. Then we made it again then they made it. Then all of it led up to this goal. This person named Santana shot the ball going into the goal and we started running off the field. We were all so happy.  Our coach told us before the game if we win this game we can go to Golden Corral.

Our school is not very good at sports but we are the best at education. So that’s we were happy cause it was our first win (in the season). Union park (who we were going against) never won a game either this season. Also I knew someone on their team. His name is Edwin, he was at my school last year. Even though we won one game I still got better and had a great time. Now volleyball!!!

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Arbor Ridge soccer

Arbor Ridge Soccer team after their first big win!