The cross-country season is ending. With each race, I improve on my time.
By the last race, I actually run a faster time than Jacob did in at the end of his 8th grade year.
My mom shared that piece of information with me.
I never finished ahead of him this year, but he is in 9th grade, after all.
At the end of the year party, where we got pizza, I got the “Most Improved” runner award. I guess it was for coming in a little faster each time we ran.
I got a bottle of Gatorade as my “trophy.” It was cool.
Then I had to run off to Technology Student Association (TSA) because it started a few weeks ago, but since I was running, I couldn’t go.
My parents told me that I didn’t have to participate in TSA because Jacob had gone to nationals (and placed) two times. They said I didn’t have to follow in his footsteps again.
The thing is, we do TSA stuff in my tech ed class and I really like it. I think I’m actually good at it.
Some of my new friends, like Aaron, and an old friend, Will, are doing it too, so it’s a popular middle school event that I don’t want to miss out on.
Besides, if I do well, I get to go to states and stay in a hotel with my friends. I’ve never done anything like that before.
I don’t think I will even sleep!