Commonwealth Games Blogs

The show must go on ... I hope

Hello everyone. I'm back.

I'm on a two-day high right now. From training! Great session on Thursday, we did hurdle starts ("we" consists of me and my coach, Wayne Phipps. We're a team and that's the jargon we use). Friday: weights and sprints.

I'm feeling pretty strong (despite my wispy frame) and fast. And most importantly...I'm convinced that I do know how to hurdle. As weird as that sounds, let me explain why I say that.

Some of you out there in never-never Internet land may be followers of my running career. If you're not a follower ... don't worry about it. There are other interesting things to pay attention to. So, in 2008 I was a medal hopeful for the Olympics. Wicked, right?  Anyway, I was experiencing some knee issues. I've always had knee issues, since late elementary school/junior high. No big deal, I thought. I underwent a simple arthroscopic "knee cleanse" in March of 2008 in hopes of increasing my success later in the year.

Well, things don't always go as planned and this was such a situation.

To make this long, boring story short, my knee hasn't been the greatest for the past 2-3 years ... let's just say I've had more than enough pity parties. Nonetheless I've stayed the course, remained focused, got into a routine and voila! My knee has been the best that it has been in a long time.  hat translates into more complete training days. FINALLY!

Don't get me wrong. I do have those days where I don't even want to step foot on a track or can't even look at the weight room because I'm already in pain. You may have experienced the same roller coaster ride while pursuing your dreams/goals/aspirations/passion and on and on.

What does this have to do with anything? Here's my point (stick with me now). Even though there has been so much discouraging news about the state of the impending Commonwealth Games there remains one fact: too many athletes have worked too hard for far too long for these games. I feel as though too many people in India have worked too hard for too long for the games to go under (maybe not everyone, but enough people have sacrificed a lot).

People everywhere who have had something to do these games have worked too hard. Now audience, please envision me saying the next part like a super sassy black girl (that means I'm waggin' my head and neck around. I got one hand on my hip and the other hand is in the air waving around like Mariah Carey when she's singing all crazy): THE GAMES MUST GO ON ... OKAY?!

It's now regular me again.

In all seriousness, I'm positive that the games will go on and will perhaps even surprise us too (fingers crossed).

Until next time...