This is Takao's blog. I am studying Athetic Training at University of South Florida. New entry comes out everyday(hopefully). Am I ever going to have the day when I have a good command of English just like native- speakers? Hope the day will come to me....
I am gonna post my essay which I worked on in Biomechanics class in the last semester.
I have played baseball for 13 years and broke my left shoulder when I was a college student in Japan. I couldn’t throw balls for long distance anymore. (I can play catch just for fun, but only in short distance). When I look back now, my shoulder injury seemed to be predestined to happen(was destined to happen) and I am sure that injury came from the lack of my awareness of warm-up. Although I had been anatomically inflexible and supposed to be more awareness about my body, I somehow failed to care about my body, especially around shoulders.
I regret about my absence of awareness,(I regret that I wasn't aware←more proper) and don't want an athlete to make (repeat) the same mistake as mine. And that own mistake(my own mistake or that mistakes), in a sense, inspired me to become an athletic trainer and and I decided to pursue my career in the sporting world. Now I am studying Sport Medicine so that I can get enough knowledge and experience as to prevent athletes from getting injury even though there are just few possibilities to get hurt.
Here is my essay. I focus specifically on shoulder mechanisms and the difference between full-can exercise and empty-can exercise. My friend, Katie, helped me check my grammar stuff and taught me many new expressions. Special thanks to Katie!!
New expression asprire 人が主語 I aspired to be an athletic trainer
inspire 物が主語 My own mistakes inspired me to be an athletic trainer.
起こるべくして起こる ；《be ～》 predestined to happen ↑ 宗教的な意味があるらしい。神に・・・みたいな。普通の英語では be destined to happenを使うといい。
pursue a career in pursue a career as ～としての道を進む pursue a career goal
pursue a career in the private sector 民間部門に職を求める He came to Japan in 2002 to pursue a career as a sumo wrestler. 力士になるために2002年に来日しました AS←～としてのの意。pursue arms control proposals designed to ～することを目的とした軍縮提案を推進する pursue beauty pursue an object pursue an artistic career 芸術を志す