English 12 C.P.
Everyone has a passion to do something or something they love to do. Some people love to dance or sing. Others love to play sports or ride. My passion would have to be track. I don’t run because running is not my thing. I put the shot and throw discus.
Shot put and discus are very complicated things to do. There are certain techniques and certain ways to throw. For shot put, you can’t really throw it. If you had thrown a shot put like a regular baseball, you would throw your shoulder out or maybe break your elbow. For discus you don’t really hold it like a Frisbee and it’s not really held. You place it on the palm of your hand and settle it into your fingers with your thumb on top guiding it. Don’t grip it. The speed and momentum of your spin technique should keep it from flying out of your hand until your ready to release it.
I started putting the shot when I was in seventh grade at Chesaning Middle School. Shot put was something most girls didn’t do because they don’t think they have enough strength. A lot of people knew me as one of the guys and all of my friends talked me into trying it. In middle school the shot put weight is six pounds. When I first tried out shot put I fell in love with it. My first throw was twenty-four feet, four inches. That was an amazing throw for a girl. Ever since then I have been putting the shot. When I reached high school I had to put a heavier shot. Now it is eight pounds. It got harder but I still threw my best. Shot put is where my heart is. Today, my best put is twenty-nine feet, half an inch and I am still improving. By the end of my senior year I am hoping to hit thirty feet.
Since I love putting the shot so much, I decided to take up another course of throwing; discus. You can only throw discus when you are in high school. In other words, I have been throwing discus since I was in ninth grade. Again, it’s something that...