Friday, January 25, 2008

Bean Town

Yesterday I flew to Boston because I have my first meet of the season this weekend. I contemplated doing indoors this year for the obvious reasons. This summer is hugely important and obviously that is where my focus is so I want to make sure I train properly and prepare for that first and foremost. Plus, last year, being that I had my first meet in January and my last on the 3rd day of October, my season was extremely long and tiring. I competed probably more than any other individual and my body knew it. I think it started sending me memos about the middle of July and I conveniently ignored them. Rest assured, this year I will be much more careful. But doing indoors for me is simply a tool to work on things, not my competitive focus. I will run a few 60 meter races to work on my start and the beginning of my race and also to get that competitive fire that is missing when you don’t have training partners to workout with. Being able to do a couple of meets at the beginning of the year is great for a person like myself because this love affair I have with Track and Field is not based on a love of running and the joy of practicing. I love to compete. Period. Also, because I have spent the last few years primarily training and competing as a long jumper, there is much to work on when it comes to racing.

This particular meet will be televised and air on Sunday I believe. I have updated my website with the few meets I am certain of and will continue to do so as well as mention when they will be on T.V. However, I will probably make note beforehand on my blog if it’s worth watching because I am not the kind of person who likes to share things unless I deem them worth sharing. My friends and family love that about me.

7 comments:

Jasmine said...

The Red Phone has been used. I'm a few rings away from a solid connection! ;)

Nigel "6five" Bigbee said...

Well good luck and I'll be watching. You can't stop me...Sorry

Marcus LANGFORD said...

Best wishes and I look forward to seeing you on TV very soon.

Marcus LANGFORD

Jewells said...

Wishing you well on your meet. Got the DVR set.

t.v. said...

Good thing you got the DVR set Jewells :), because I sure won't be seeing anything on tv over here in Europe. :(

So I'm putting in my order now. lol

Do what you do best B, and kick some butts!

brit_brat said...

Can you let me know when on Sunday and what channel? And can you text me like 5 minutes before I need to turn it on so I don't have to watch the whole meet waiting to get a glimpse of you? Also can you buy me a box of Snickerdoodle cookies because they are my favorite and I want some? THANKS!

kiemie said...

Congrats on the performance, chica! Not bad to start the season!