At the beginning of the season in October I decided I was going to start blogging. It would consist of my different thoughts and opinions as a reference to my mindset and training during an Olympic year. Two months ago I decided I was going to really buckle down and start the aforementioned blog but only sporadically as I thought of something "blog-worthy". Today, March 22, I look at the blank entries on my website and realize that maybe I need to put myself on some type of schedule in order to effectively get it done. So, TODAY is the day.
I like to think of myself as somewhat of a private person. You know the mysterious hazel eyed hurdler named Queen whose story no one knows, BUT come to find out once you delve into the life of an elite athlete all your mystery is gone and is replaced by tagged Facebook photos and articles telling your life story. Be that as it may I'm definitely not complaining, people's interest in my life is actually flattering so who better to tell about me, than ME? :)
Before I start I'd like to give a disclaimer that the thoughts and opinions voiced in my writings are my own and reflect myself and myself alone. In addition I will be blogging in my own voice which means sometimes i may not have correct grammar I may misspell a few words or just sound outright crazy! but I think that if I went back and tediously edited my words that it wouldn't feel as ….authentic.
Right now I am on a chartered bus with the Clemson University track and field team riding to a track meet in Orlando, Florida at UCF. It is the 2nd day of a two day trek down to the sunny state and surprisingly it hasn't been as bad as you would imagine a 12+ hour bus trip to be. I am down here to open up my outdoor season with an open 400 and a leg on the 4x400m relay. The excitement of "testing the waters" overpowers any nervousness or soreness still lingering from previous hard workouts and training. And there definitely IS soreness. In the past 2.5 months not only have I switched coaches, programs, and states I've also picked up a rigorous weight training program that is doing everything but etching my name on a headstone. But I FREAKIN LOVE it! I have my share of aches and pains, gripes and groans but overall i have that feeling you get when you finally return home after you spent a long time away. See, my current coach, Lawrence Johnson, is actually my former coach and the man who recruited the then 5'5, 147lb long and triple jumper out of Hermitage High School in Richmond, VA. Following my sophomore year and entrance onto the 2008 Olympic track team, Clemson U offered LJ a position as head coach and director of track and field to which he accepted. I would be lying to say that his sudden abandonment didn't put a bad taste in my mouth for years but now I'm over it and back where I belong.
I can't promise that I'm going to blog every day, every other day or even every week but what I can promise is that I'll give it to you 100% each and every time and make it as entertaining as possible in the process. Well that's all I'll write for now just to get my feet wet but before I end I want to leave it with a question. What kind of things do you all like to read or want to know about ME? Of course there's always track and I can always go into intricate details about some of my workouts but besides that stuff let me know what you want to read and I'll try my best to let you guys in on THE SECRET LIFE OF QUEEN HARRISON. ;)
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