When the day first started, I felt pretty nervous for some reason. Not that I was worried to do sports and all that. I was scared to lose (Spoiler alert: I got 4th place in almost everything. Heart broken currently). The first thing we did was the 1500m race. The grade 8s were first, followed by grade 7s, 6s, and 5s. Thankfully the boys always ran first so me and my friends had some time to chill. When it was our turn to run, I was slightly terrified, and by the end of all 4 laps around the dog park everyone was pretty much dead and tired. Watching all the younger kids run was crazy to be honest. Some of them are FAST! Seeing them all fall to the ground dramatically with exhaustion was also kind of funny.
While the grade 7, 6, and 5s were still running, grade 8 boys and girls did different activities. Girls did discus and boys did long jump. Discus was pretty hard in my opinion, although some girls could get it spinning quite nicely. By this point it was getting pretty cold with dark clouds and slight wind, but at least it was close to lunch time. At around 11:30 we switched so the girls did long jump. I kind of sucked, but man, not Sadie! She was the best in our class and the whole school! I think she jumped a little over 3 meters! Crazy, right?
During the second half of the day the weather changed completely! It turned hot and the sun was nicely out with no more grey clouds. Which kind of sucked because the last three races (800m, 400m, and 200m) left me the most tired so the heat didn’t help. After those deadly runs we had more calm things like triple jump and shot put. We waited practically eight years to do triple jump which left the sun truly cooking, but at least I didn’t get sunburned (like Riley, who’s skin is now suffering). To be honest triple jump was a bit hard. It was easy in practice but the nerves during actually jumping messed me up. The easiest by far from my experience was shot put. All you really have to do is push, though I was terrified of hitting one of my teachers with it! Then finally after that last activity it was the end of the day. Even with all the leg pain I currently have, I will always remember and associate it with being such a fun day! I really enjoyed Mini Olympics.
Blog Writer: Lola, Grade 8