Okay, I’ve never blogged before, so I’m just going to wing it! I’m Elena and I’m from Roanoke, VA (45 mins from Lexington) and I am ecstatic to be at W&L in the fall!! Apart from doing our summer workouts, my summer has been pretty uneventful. I have been working at Roanoke Country Club in the pool snack shop all summer, and it has been entertaining to say the least! Between adorable little kids and creepy old men, I have been enjoying taking orders and delivering food. Not to mention I’ve learned how to cook any type of children’s food you could possibly think of (deep fried chicken tenders, grilled cheese, fries, etc.).
Also, I have been on two beach trips so far this summer, one to Hilton Head Island and one to Holden Beach. My family and I also went to Aruba over spring break, and it was, by far, the most amazing trip I have ever been on! We went on an exciting snorkeling adventure, and I was given the chance to snuba (snorkel/scuba dive) in an abandoned shipwreck. I was able to dive 20-30 ft to the ship and stay underwater for about 45 minutes without coming up for air, with the help of an oxygen mask, of course! Also, I went on a horseback riding tour through the Aruban hills and along the volcanic side of the island. I rode a horse named Tequila and my dad rode Bacardi -the Aruban’s said the horses didn’t mix well, so that’s why they chose those names. I found that to be pretty funny. Tequila was a frisky little horse who demanded to be at the front of the pack at all times. As an experienced rider, I was not intimidated by her spirit; as for the beginner riders, where do I begin…
Other than my beach trips, work, and working out, I have been enjoying my time with friends, family, and beloved pets. I have 3 cats and a chocolate lab, and they are my family’s BABIES! We are definitely animal people at the West household. I am really close to my younger sister, Jenna, as well. It will be an adjustment next year without her there, but I am looking forward to meeting many new friends at W&L.
I know my title was a little misleading, but I was hoping for something eye catching! Can’t wait for preseason and see you all soon!