"It's alright to crawl before you walk, it's alright to walk before you run. But if you wanna get what you never got, gotta do something that you never done!"
Even though this is only my second entry I've been SO excited to get back to writing sooo let's go! So if you follow me on twitter (@goqueengo) you saw me tweet a couple days about a song that I really felt touched and motivated me and well…I'm STILL hooked! As I write I'm actually listening to the song right now. It's a new single by the gospel duo Mary Mary entitled "Go Get It"! Though it's gospel, I wouldn't consider myself very religious probably not "religious" at all. I was raised in the Nation of Gods and Earths by my parents from birth but living in America you can't help but be influenced by Christian thoughts and values sooo I'd think of myself as someone on their PATH to righteousness, taking a little from this and that. But that's neither here nor there, the song talks about a person that is emerging from a trouble past that's getting stronger, finally at the brink of greatness and is now being assured that it's THEIR TIME to be blessed. Whew! Talk about an eye opener!! I was riding in the car the first time I heard it and I only caught the end of it but I automatically felt the need to rush home and search it online to hear the whole thing. I think the upbeat tempo and the constant repetition of the phrase "Go get your blessing" and "It's your time" that made the song sink in so much. Like every human being, I've had my ups and downs and struggles both in my personal life and athletic career but i always ALWAYS saw the light at the end of the tunnel (even if i had someone ELSE show me the light). I had a so-so season last year and battled with a foot injury that kept me from running the 100 hurdles all year, but I feel like this year will be redemption. I feel very confident in my training, my mindset, and my progress so hearing the Mary Mary song was like that last confirmation saying 'YOU GOT THIS GIRL!!!'
OK now to some TRACK stuff!! First things first, I had another track meet this past weekend down in Tuscon, Arizona. It was called the Jim Click Shootout Invitational and it had the coolest concept. I'm post collegiate so the rules didn't apply to me but they did a conference vs conference competition where the teams from the same conference combined their points from each event and in the end a CONFERENCE instead of a school was the "winner". Maybe I'm a little lame but I thought that it was really cool especially when they held a banquet before and after the meet for the student athletes and coaches, something very similar to what they do when you go to the NCAA meet! Anyways, I ran the 100m hurdles and the open 400m dash, placing 3rd in the hurdles (12.7) and 1st in the 400 (53.1). Despite my mishap in the hurdles where I clipped hurdles 9 and 10 and didn't run through the line, I was actually very impressed with my season opener and my 2nd open 400 in years! Each track meet I'm getting my "racing legs" back and learning how to implement the small things that I'm learning in practice so THIS weekend won't be any different. I'm running 100hurdles, 400, shuttle hurdle relay, and a 4x4 down at the Florida relays in Gainesville, FLA. I am in LOVE with the state of Florida so I'm pretty excited to come down to the heat and turn the heat up on the track also! I'm not big on talking about it, I'm more of a "be about it" type of person sooo… it's go time! 77 days and counting until the first day of the 2012 Olympic Trials. I will be successful, I WILL go get my BLESSING!
Until next time!..
Wanna hear Mary Mary's 'Go Get It'? Check the song out here!