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IronMan 70.3

In this blog I just want to share some experiences that I had the chance to live and prove that dreams come true.

IronMan 70.3 Camp, Mex

This is just half of the IronMan, this event is really important for triathletes, athletes from Mexico, Germany, USA, Canada and many more countries; this competition consist in three courses (swim course, bike course and walk course).

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I was volunteer two of the three days, there was two days to give the athletes all the stuff they will need for the competition, to active their chip that will register their time and for some of them to end up paying the inscription to the competition. That day I was giving all the stuff to the elite athletes and we needed to be so careful with everything, there was no line for the mistake; the elite athletes are the ones that spend every day training and they get pay doing this, because at the elites compete for the money (I'm not allow to say how much was it). The challenge here was talking to them in either English or Spanish, depending what language they knew, and we had a team of interpreters that knew French, Chinese, German and many more, just in case we need it. That day I started at 8:00 am and ended at 3:00 pm.

At the competition there was two athletes that caught everyone attention, one of them is blind and has a guide with him, that helps him trough the competition, and the other one has just one leg, is really inspiring find people that even with all the limits they might have, they never give up and keep doing what they like.

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Not all heroes wear capes

The next day was probably the harder day of my life, I woke up at 4:00 am because I started at 5:00 am, it was gonna be a long day. I was at the bike course, what we were doing was filling all the bottles with water, opening Gatorade bottles, keeping all the drinks cold, preparing protein, bananas and of course making the athletes strong, with positive vibes. All the bottles were on boxes, we had to run, scream and start working as a team with people that you don't know. I had a lot of pressure because one guy from the staff told the guy at our station that anything he could need, he could tell me, because I was a hard working (I worked with him the day before), I mean it is something good but it gives you a lot of pressure. Anyways we set it up the tables and before we thought, the athletes start coming. We had to run to give them the water and we needed to hold the bottle in a certain way and then the athlete can hold it easy, we were screaming what we had in hand and supportive words. If an athlete leaves the station without what they wanted is a mistake for us. Looking at all their faces being so tired but also keep in what they were doing is awesome.

I ended that day at 8:00 pm, so tired and sunburn. I had so much fun, I got inspired by the athletes, I saw a lot of my friends and made so much contacts for any other time I could need it (that does not really matters tho) and I made new friends, some younger, some older, it does not really matter, what does matter is that we are together because we love help. I look forward to be part of the IronMan 70.3 next year, we will see.

Here are some photos with some athletes:
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Feel free to talk to me if you have any question about my days at the IronMan 70.3 or something you wanna know, I will leave my social media accounts below this.
-Twitter: @rositasolis99
-Instagram: @rositasolis
-Snapchat: rositasolis
-E-mail: risela67@hotmail.com

Ps: Thank you so much for read this, if you would like to read about something specific, let me know and I will be so happy to share it with you. Keep in touch for more stories. Take care everyone!!

Posted by rositasolis 16:25 Archived in Mexico Comments (0)

First time at the beach

In this blog I just want to share some experiences that I had the chance to live and prove that dreams come true.

Hi, after almost 18 I finally went to the beach for the first time

San Lorenzo Beach, Camp, Mx

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I went to the beach with one of my friend and we stayed there four days, it was not a lot of time but I had fun anyways. The view at the beach is amazing, sitting near to the ocean and just look to the sunset is amazing, the way the colors change and mix to create that piece of art, is just unbelievable.

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I was so happy sitting on a rock just by the ocean

My friend's family is crazy, I can not believe it, they are way too funny and also kinda weird lol, but they made me feel like home, they were all nice and also they treated me so good. The house makes you feel like your actually at the beach, they have paints in the wall, everything is a mix of green and blue, they have pieces of boats, I don't know, just amazing.

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Isn't this mirror so cool?

One of my best friends came days after, we kinda look after of two of my friend cousins when we were swimming, anyways I went really into the ocean and it was amazing all the adrenaline that you feel when there is no sand to stand and with a big wave you can drown. Also there was a man swimming underwater and any time he found a sea star he would give it to us, holding them is so peaceful.

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They are so pretty

Playing board games at 2am is probably one of the most amazing experience, is just so much fun even when you know that you have to wake up in like 3 hours. And also we get way too excited so easy, we wanted to scream but we can not do it, because everyone was sleeping.

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I suck in this game

We also tried to take tumblr pictures, let me know if we are good at it:

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The pretty house where I stayed

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This one is kinda new but we loved it

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The cliche photo of the sunset

My favorite picture is the selfie with my friends and the one that my friend took of me, the picture reflects myself feeling free, sitting on a rock by the water, smelling the salty water mix with sand, feeling the kinda cold air, listening to the ocean, looking to a pretty sunset, isn't it sounds like the best time ever?
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Feel free to talk to me if you have any question about my days at the beach or something you wanna know, I will leave my social media accounts below this.
-Twitter: @rositasolis99
-Instagram: @rositasolis
-Snapchat: rositasolis
-E-mail: risela67@hotmail.com

Ps: Thank you so much for read this, if you would like to read about something specific, let me know and I will be so happy to share it with you. Keep in touch for more stories. Take care everyone!!

Posted by rositasolis 20:21 Archived in Mexico Comments (0)

Introducing myself

In this blog I just want to share some experiences that I had the chance to live and prove that dreams come true.

Hi, I'm 17 years old and I had the chance to study in Canada, so here is my first blog about after Canada.

Two months after Canada

Two months already and I miss Canada as much as I did the first day I arrived. It seems unreal, all my friends are so far, I really miss them. I'm so happy to be home, I'm not gonna lie but I wish I can have both.

Canada changed me, now I appreciate things more than what I used to, now I can tell how bad is being without my family, I lived a roller coaster of emotions. Every night I will stay awake until 3am thinking about my family and being sad but at 6am I will try to be the happiest person in the world, because there's no sense to being sad all the time without enjoying a new country.

I made more than just friends I found a new family, a dysfunctional family but at the end a family full of love. (Life advice: keep in touch with everyone, there's no distance that can break a true friendship.)

Being a international student is a challenge and also a huge experience that not most of the people can have, there's one thing that every international will have and is the power of spread your culture and also take a bit of other cultures to your country.

I WILL CLEARLY RECOMMEND TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE, is more than just live in another country, is about to expand your mind.

NSISP (Nova Scotia International Student Program) is amazing, what they do for us is huge, I don't know if they know how they change our lifes, to be honest to program is surrounded by amazing people that work with passion, I had the chance to met a lot of people that work there and they are all amazing in their own way.

Each person I met in this trip made it amazing, even the girl from the supermarket that looked at me with a smile because I was jumping around and singing, it doesn't matter what I was doing or what you did, you absolutely made it amazing.

I'm so thankful for all the help I got from my school, without them I wouldn't be able to be telling you about this.

Feel free to talk to me if you have any question about my trip or something you wanna know, I will leave my social media accounts below this.
-Twitter: @rositasolis99
-Instagram: @rositasolis
-Snapchat: rositasolis
-E-mail: risela67@hotmail.com

Ps: Thank you so much for read this, if you would like to read about something specific, let me know and I will be so happy to share it with you, also keep in touch for more stories about my trip. Take care everyone!!

Posted by rositasolis 20:12 Archived in Mexico Comments (0)

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