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Cross Country

Hey, Thursday i'm going to a cross country interest meeting after school. So i can do it in the fall. This will be my first time running it and if i have it my way it will be with my guide dog. What i'm sure about is coach is probably going to be giving us a running assignment for the summer which means i hope i can find a sighted guide that can run with me at least till i get the dog so I'm ready. What i understand i'll be one of the first visually impaired kids running it at my school. I'm looking forward to it but i'm also nervous about it
Lindsay

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Hey, cross country's been going great so far. I'm starting to see some improvement already, i can actually remotely catch myself before i go flop on the pushups and i can keep up with the pack for a good ways before i have to back off. We've had a interesting as far as my guides though. I've had like four so far but they were all great. The one that I've had the longest is great and she's always trying to motivate me to go faster. Today is our first meet i'm excited


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Allright good luk on your meeding on Thuirsday. J.C.


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Keep rocking it! I am looking forward to hearing more as it progresses. Keep up the good work. Yeah, you are never in good enough shape until the actual sport starts, but you can be close. Keep up the great work, and most importantly have fun!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Wow great job. Yes you will get better as it cools down. Keep on trucking girl friend. You'll make it big. Rip it up. J.C.


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I just did the first practice this morning, boy do i feel out of shape. My guide was great and what i understand i impressed some people. I kind of wish that the humidity and my allergies weren't messing with me though. I couldn't run well because of them. It was fun though. Even after doing all the mileage over the summer it still kicked my butt. I'm sore and we've got another practice tomorrow. I did pretty good with the warm ups, i was pretty good at the upper body exercises but they were still difficult, i thought i had upper body strength till i did them today but i learned a lot. I think i'll have an easier time when it starts getting cooler and i get better used to the weather.


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Linsy that sounds cool. I wish you the best of luk with your cross cuntrying. Don't worry gods in contrul. Wishes to you. J.C.


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Cross country practice starts tomorrow i'm so excited and I've learned that my sighted guide is going to be a volunteer from somewhere in the county probably Winston. Anyways so i don't have to worry there though i'm still nervous even though the coach said that i'm probably going to be in better shape then most of the regulars. I'm thinking me and my guide will do the tether system. i wonder how we will do the first day.


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Yes and no I've passed through most of the process, they just have to talk with my neurologist and a O&M consultation and then it's on to class. if i pass the last part.


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Congratulations! I hope you get your guide dog soon! Have you been accepted ye)??


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200 miles sounds like a lot. But if you love to run they will go by fast. I personally love to swim. I think you should do your prank! I bet your coach is going to have a very cinfused look on their face. Most of my cousins are airheads as well. I still love them by some of their actions make me wonder if they think of ways to be stupid. If you end up with one of those girls you don't trust I would talk to the coach and explain way you would rather have someone else. Or you can request someone in the class.


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The meeting went well, he explained most of the rulesand requirements to us. We have to get a minimum of 200 miles for cross country before our first day of practice. We can get them by running, weightlifting, and swimming. I asked him about Kayaking he said No huh oh well. Anyways so far i've gotten about 20 miles i think i'll have to double check with my sheet. I had to take it out of my braille writer and i haven't seen it sense. Anyways i hope to try and maybe beat the school record for mileage if i can and if i go to guide dogs i have a high chance of doing it. I'm thinking about playing a little prank on the coach and handing him my braille copy instead of the print one at first just to see what reaction i might get. *evil laugh* Anyways my biggest worries are finding a sighted guide for training that's the closest one anyways. The other worries are when coach assigns me a sighted guide that'll be scary i know half of the girls that were at the meeting and i wouldn't trust them with a piece of paper let alone being my guide. Especially not my Airhead cousin and i mean that in the most loving way possible. She runs into things and she's got perfect sight. ugh the worst part about it is she might become captain. that's a even scarier thought.


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Awesome to hear Lindsay! You could ask the coach to be your sighted guide. You will probably have to show him or her how to be your guide but I am sure that arangments can be made for you to do that. That is awesome that you will be the first visually impaired person to run for your school. Good luck with every thing and I hope that you hear from GDB soon.


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