Day 3: Early Morning Run Adventures

Today was our first regular microcampus day, including the morning meetings and WIPPIT time. A fair amount of exploring, as well as inquiry work was completed due to the vast amount of time that we were given. This morning, to start off our day, Shane Linden showed Julia and I a route that we could possibly run in the mornings for our wellness activity. We set off at 6:20 AM to begin our first wellness exercise and had to adjust to the morning darkness. The beautiful stars were still shining bright in the sky, reflecting off a little light to guide us the way. As Julia ran in front of me, she ran straight into a big pile of sand that she must have not seen due to some distractions. We came back and found that our watches said we were only 3 minutes in-zone. During the wellness meeting after lunch, we learned that the settings on the watches were set for 30 year old men that were much taller and weight much more than us. On wednesday, when we run again, we will hopefully have more time in-zone to record. Other than that, we got to explore the town and find a peaceful place to relax during terrace time. I look forward to exploring more parts of XiZhou tomorrow and I will keep my eyes open for the wind-powered street lamps that I heard about today from my 3-5's. 

Hey, my name is Nicole and I am currently 13 years old. I was born in San Francisco, California and my parents are from Taiwan. Throughout my life I have moved 5 times so I am a pretty social butterfly. Leadership and taking risks are things that I feel confident at. Photography, dance, and swimming are my hobbies and passion. I had a very delightful time exploring new cultures on my microcampus experience in XiZhou and will miss it deeply!