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Wrapping things Up

Hey all,
As I wrote about last time, my race last Saturday was the final one for the season. With that, I will be wrapping up my blog with this post. I think I’m supposed to do some kind of reminiscence or whatnot, but I’d like to keep that short, because I did manage to get those pictures taken! (Well actually, a super-cool ChemE friend of mine took them because he’s that awesome.)
Looking back on this season, I’m mildly amused. Due to conflicts and other circumstances, I only ran three of the six scheduled races this year. {Last year, I ran every one.} However, this 50% participation rate is not too bad. I joined the team for the experience of being with a group of smart people who like running, not to do races. Sure, racing is good – and I’m pretty competitive when I want to be!- but I’d rather enjoy being with my teammates than be caught up in the race.
When I started off, I had pretty normal hopes for how things would go. However, my workload soon caught up with me, and I struggled some to find a balance. Thankfully, things got better when I started running on my own 3 days a week. So this season was a learning experience, I suppose. I like having those, even though they aren’t pleasant when they occur. Therefore, I’m pretty content with the way things went.

Coming soon, as promised, pictures!:
EDIT: Here are the pictures. Sorry for the delay.

On the Caltech track. I do not recall how long it has been since we’ve hosted a meet there, though. However, I like to run there sometimes early in the morning and watch the sun rise over the trees.

Another shot of the track, this time showcasing the soccer field.

Our amazing basketball court. I’ve watched a couple of volleyball games there, but I’m sad to say I have yet to see a basketball game.

In closing, I just wanted to say thanks for reading. I hope I have conveyed a little of what it’s like to be a Caltech athlete. I will admit that finding a balance can be difficult, and it’s something I had to work through this year. Nevertheless, I am still glad I participate in athletics here at Tech.


"It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks." Bob Richards

Travis Scholten