It's been quite a long time since I posted on my blog, I feel like I've been neglecting it but I usually only update when I feel the urge. So obviously, I got the blog ITCH :)
Quick rundown of what's been going on with me..
I am in the middle of fall/winter training down here in Clemson, South Carolina. This is my first offseason that I am training with Lawrence Johnson (my coach) since the 2008 season so I am anxious and excited to see what I have to do and what comes of it when the season begins.
As of right now I will be running a couple meets during the indoor season mostly to get a gauge on how my training is going and also to give the world (and my competition) a little taste of what they have to look forward to for this 2013 outdoor season. After failing to make the 2012 Olympic team in either hurdle event this past year it really put things into perspective of how my training must go this year for me to be successful and make the World Championship team in Moscow, Russia! Though I didn't make the Oly team I ended my 2012 season on a very high note in the 100 hurdles so I'm blessed for that.
In more recent and very sad news one of my girlfriends was recently killed about 3 days ago. I understand that everyone has to die one day and that people die everyday but I have been fortunate enough to not have many people I know pass away so it definitely was a huge blow. The way that I found out about it probably made it even worse. To give a little background when I was in college and a year or so after I was in a relationship with a football player who got drafter to the KC Chiefs. Because he played there and I would go to visit him frequently I began to become acquainted with a few of the girlfriends, wives, baby mother's, etc. of other players on the team since we'd be at the games together.
So, while I was out there I got to know my girl Kas. Now if I sit here and say we're the best of friends I'd be lying because our main connection was through our men's professions but either way when you meet women who have a similar lifestyle to you and you both have to deal with the same things I think that it gives you an unspoken bond. Either way, a couple days ago I got a call from my sister saying that she wanted to make sure I was OK and make sure B (my ex-boyfriend) was alright too because she had seen something on the news about a 25 year old football player in KC that had killed his girlfriend and then went up to the facility and committed suicide. While I obviously wasn't in Kansas my sister and brother wanted to make sure that I wasn't and also that it wasn't B. Immediately I hit up my girls from KC to make sure everyone was OK and that's when I got the news that it was Kas and I automatically started crying. It really put things into perspective that you really never know what's going on in someone's head or household. I had just seen Kas about 2.5 weeks earlier in Dallas when I went to a birthday celebration for one of my other girlfriends. It was almost surreal because that CAN'T happen to someone I know, not someone who JUST had a beautiful baby and from what I knew to understand had a happy and healthy household. It was just a sad story and even worse that their child has to grow up without either of her parents living.
So, that is the end of my depressing chapter of this post. I will be heading to her funeral this weekend which I feel is necessary but I am also dreading it because I think it will really hit me that she really is gone when I see her and her family under these grave circumstances. All that I can do now is pray for the baby and be around for support to anyone who may need it.
Well, that's about all I have for today. I tweeted RIP Kas in one of my tweets a couple days ago and a lot of people wondered who I was talking about, now question answered.
Until next time!
Peace and Blessings,