Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thoughts and LW

Well things have been hectic and stressful and such but my school work is pretty much all done!! I still have to pack all my track stuff and we leave at 6pm tonight!!

I woke up with a horrible headache this morning and now I sit at my computer with my water bottle on one side and a chocolate raspberry coffee (yum!) on the other.

Yesterday was my last track practice. And I am not sad about it at all. It has been a great experience and this is the best possible way for me to end my college athletic career! I am very excited for this "last" track meet!! The parents are traveling to see my compete as well which is an added boost!

Yesterday I got the keys to my new apartment. While driving there I saw that there were sidewalks on pretty much every street which will be great for running!! (I also saw a drive threw for a dunkin donuts! This will obviously feed my coffee addiction!)

Ok on to Literary Wednesday! I have a word document that has a list of all the books I have read since high school (We actually had to start this document my senior year for a portfolio project). I opened that file up and picked out a book that I really enjoyed.

One of my very good friends and also running buddy Winkly recommended this book to me a while ago. It is a young adult book but the story is really touching. I found this description online:

"It's a captivating, heartbreaking and illuminating tale of what happens after we die. Liz Hall, the narrator, is a well-spoken, emotionally intense 15-year-old. She was primed for adolescence: boyfriends, driving, her first bra. And then she was killed in an accident, after which she ends up in heaven looking down as those who loved her go on with their lives. After the accident, Liz ends up in a heaven called Elsewhere, an extraordinarily organized place where the dead go to await rebirth. In Elsewhere, the dead are not dead in the traditional sense. They have lives. They work. They eat and play and have relationships. They explore life as we do. They succeed and they stumble as we do. Most important, they age -- but backward, from the age they were at the moment of their arrival to infancy, at which time they're transported back to earth for a new life."

I definitely recommend checking this book out! It was a quick read and I really enjoyed it!

Happy Wednesday (and Thursday and Friday!) Tomorrow is Day 1 of Heptathlon and then day 2 is Friday! I am not as nervous this time, I am just hoping to beat all my previous times and distances!

17 comments:

Amy said...

Good Luck!!! I know you'll do great!

Jeri said...

Good luck and enjoy your last meet!

trialsoftraining said...

I always check out sidewalks around apartments too! It's a BIG factor! :) so exciting to be moving and starting a "new" life, how funnn.

GOOD LUCK at your meet!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

your high school teacher was a GENIUS. that's such a great list to have ongoing!!!!! i try to write this down but it ends up being in different places.

GOOD LUCK at your meet!!! that's awesome your parents will be there!!!! and new apartments are SO exciting :)

tfh said...

I agree-- I wish I had a list like that! That book sounds so interesting, too. Good luck tomorrow (and the following days)-- you'll be great!

Marlene said...

Good luck and have fun at your last college competition. You'll do great!!

I Run for Fun said...

Good luck and have a blast!

The book sounds great...thanks for the teaser...I have to check it out.

Kim said...

So So Exciting!

Good luck at your track meet. It'll be fun to have the 'rent there to cheer you on this last time. Enjoy every minute of it.

So cool on the new apartment AND a dunkin donuts around the corner. I'm SOOO jealous.

Nicole said...

GOOD LUCK GIRL! I know you'll ROCK IT!!! I'll be thinking of you! :)

Brian said...

It's so exciting just reading this post and remembering what that felt like just before I graduated. Best of luck at your final meet. Don't hold anything back!

Blyfinn said...

Have a great time at your last meet. Good luck!

aron said...

ohhh you have a lot of stuff going on right now :) such an exciting time! good luck at your meet!!

The Laminator said...

Enjoy your heptathalon. I know you'll do awesome!

Jamie said...

Good luck! Enjoy your last meet and kick some butt!

D10 said...

Have fun out there. You are going to be great. Can't wait to read all about it.

teacherwoman said...

Good luck with your events!!

Ms. V. said...

Good luck kid! I love that you gave a book review! COOL!