Keeping up with Katie (COVID-19 Edition)

Wednesday March 25

Sorry for my infrequent blogging, not much is happening in my days. Today, College Board starting posting lessons for AP Test prep so I spent 3 hours watching those videos and taking notes. Let me tell you, after those hours, I’m happy about not having to go back to school.

Other than that, I’ve had had a quiet day. When it rains, I’m stuck in my house, which means no soccer, no basketball, and no hikes. I did, however, get the chance to go out for a little bit and take Addie’s dog for a walk with her. Her dog’s name is Joey and for some explainable reason, Joey DOES NOT like me.

Tonight at dinner I was talking to my family (once again) about the Tuff Puff game we had in the fall. (Now, if you’ve never heard of Tuff Puff, it’s the Junior vs. Senior girl’s flag football game). This game might have been the greatest day of my life. I played running back and the first play of the game I scored an 80 yard touchdown (yes, I ran 80 yards with the ball). So, as next year’s game is a short 6 months away, my training will begin tomorrow.

Tuesday March 24

Last night we got the terrible news about school staying closed for the rest of the year. I was devastated. Never in my life had I wanted to go to school so badly.

Monday March 23

Today marks our second week of Quarantine. So far I’ve spent my time hiking, playing soccer, and playing basketball.

Since the outbreak, I have to spend a lot of my time outside, practicing social distancing. This means I go on a lot of hikes. I have quickly become the master of the near-by popular “Scott’s Run” hike. Hiking is kind of fun, but the pictures make it worth it.

I’ve played soccer since I was 4 years old, and I hope to continue playing in college. However, it’s a lot of work. Every day I’m either working out alone, playing with the boy’s varsity team, or working out with my trainer. I enjoy it, but my body has never been more sore.

The funny thing is I’m 5’4″, a good 8 inches shorter than the guys I play against in basketball. This leads to a lot of embarrassing moments (like when they block my shots or shove me out of the play). Nonetheless, my skills have improved, and I see a career in my future.