Date Route Laps Time Feelings
11.Oct.11 Negishi park 2 12.24 This time, my knee and my thigh’s pain wasn’t a pain I had in past. It hurt a lot, I couldn’t walk properly. But, later on, I got better. I wanted to quit in the middle, but I kept on doing it because I wanted to continue running.
13.Oct.11 Negishi park 2 I wasn’t really happy wih my time today. It wasn’t what I had expected.
1.Nov.11 Negishi park 2 My knees was shaking. I was able to walk, but it pained to walk step by step.
3.Nov.11 Negishi park 2 I got beaten by Kate today. I was happy for her, but I was sad at same time. Also, my pace slowed down and I got serious cramps on my stomach. Today was the worst time yet.
8.Nov.11 Negishi park 2 Kate and I got in at same time. It was pretty weird. I tried my best today. I thought deeply about my running and breathing. I realised that Kate is getting stronger and I am getting weaker. So, this weekend, I would like to practise extra hard.
10.11.11 Negishi park 2 11.41 This was my fastest time. I was so surprised, but proud of my self too. I am really glad that Ishinomaki students came and visit Y.I.S. I hope they enjoyed visiting here and partisipating on cross country.
DURING RUNNING: To be honest, I didn’t feel tired. I felt very numb as matter a fact. My legs started to hurt when I was running up the hill on the 1st lap. Then, that pain got stronger. But gradually, it started to soothe little by little. On addition, I didn’t have hard time catching up to my breath. In practise run, I got heart burn 2 or 3 times in 1 l
ap. At the 1st lap, I was the first middle school girl. Of course that felt great! I thought I was going to be the first middle school girl. Although I had that strong feeling in my mind, my body didn’t seem to listen to me. Finally, the pain bounced back on my joints of my leg. One of Ishinomaki girl went past me. To cheer her, I said ‘がんばって下さい’ meaing, ‘Let’s go!’ From that untill the goal, she was first and I was second. I was amazed how fast she was running. I ran faster, despite my pain on my back and my weak knee cap.
AFTER RUNNING: After running 2 laps, my breathing was very fast and my mouth tasted like a metal: which I don’t like. I congratulated the girl in front of me. As whole middle school girl, I was 2nd and 1st in 7th grade. I was blushed when my name got called to get the Gold medal. I was really proud of myself. I looked down at medal. I am complaining, but to be honest… I didn’t really like the design of the medal. It looked a bit… fake. Aside from the ‘looks’, t
he Golden medal shined upon my hand. And that’s what I wanted for this year’s cross country this year too.
WHAT WAS MY STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE MY GOAL?: I have three starategies. But, I can tell one strategy I used do improve my time and process goal. I don’t really want to tell what my 2nd and 3rd strategy is because it’s a secret strategy and I wouldn’t really appreciate it if some one took my ide
a and use it for them selves. That starategy I can tell you is that I practised every Saturday around the park near by my house. I would go out and run 8 laps around the park.
OUTCOME GOAL: My outcome goal was to always be in time of 11 to 13 mintues. But, it seemed like my goal started to crumble a bit at the 2nd last running practise. Kate beated me and I was 2nd girl to finish. On the last run, me and Kate got in the goal at same time. I decided that I need to dicipline myself and had to push my self even my leg pains.
PROCESSING GOAL: To reach to my outcome goal, I needed to concentrate on the track and make sure that keep my pace up. Because if
I stop, I know that my pace will go slower and slower. Except that even though I stopped, my pace was still the same. I needed to push my self not to stop. Now, I think of the way I was running before, I am amazed that I could still be the 1st girl even though I stop and walk.
OUT OF 8…: I think I would get 6 or 7 out of 8. Because I know that I did my best and pushed my self even though I didn’t want to run since my knee is weak. At the same time, I think I won’t get a full, 100% 8/8 score because I wasn’t confident in myself. I was always worried about my knee and my breathing, especially the knee. I didn’t want to give more damage to it. That’s why I think I would get 6/8 or 7/8.