Greetings to all at the start of a New Year! It has been such a long time since I’ve posted anything so why not start fresh in a new year. With the Olympics several months behind me, and I am settled back into my life before the madness many are asking what’s next? For those less knowledgeable of Athletics (Track & Field) on a professional level, fortunately for me, the Olympics are not the only large world stage competition. Though never really thinking much about what would happen beyond the Olympics being that it was the pinnacle of my childhood dream, I re-evaluated and decided that the saga must continue…
In addition to the plethora of track competitions in various professional “circuits” in Canada, the USA, Brazil, the Caribbean, Asia and Euro, there are Outdoor World Championships in August 2013, Indoor World Championships (2014), Commonwealth Games (2014), Outdoor World Championships (2015), and Indoor World Championships (2016) before we even begin to broach the topic of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio 2016…
Given we all love to start the New Year with loads of positivity, cliche New Years resolutions and renewed sense of self, I figure it would be only fitting to share my “enlightened” thoughts on the New Year. It will be hard to top 2012’s Olympic experience but the beauty of reaching your goals is the opportunity to make even bigger and better ones. My charge for the new year rests in consistency.
People talk about life not being a sprint but a marathon. Step, step, step, for what seems like forever until we make it to the finish line. That couldn’t be more true. Sometimes it takes forever to get to that finish line but those who make it keep stepping. Forward. Many times last season making the team seemed so far away. There was no comprehensible way to reason within myself that I had that spot until I in fact got it. But I kept stepping. Forward. Around this time last year I pulled my hamstring. Rehab was the worst thing ever, but I kept stepping. Forward. This year I will focus more on the hurdles and that has already proven to be it’s own challenge but I will fight to stay consistent and keep stepping. Forward.
“Therefore, my beloved bretheren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58