This was the first time I have ever really led from the front with confidence, and I can honestly say it made me feel really good. After this race I noticed a chance in the way I thought about each race, and of my competitors. Never before in my track career have I ever felt such confidence in my ability as an elite athlete.
My sister has always told me that I have lacked confidence. It seems crazy to say such things. If you ask 95% of the people who know me, they would tell you that she was bonkers and that I radiate with confidence. I never realized how "dead on" she really was until I had that first "feeling" this year of real, genuine confidence. I guess it wasn't surprising to me that my sister knew me better than myself...that's why she is my oldest and most important friend, right?
Anyway, next I took a trip to The Penn Relays and ran a mile. I never thought I would admit this, but it was actually really fun. I ran a personal best mile time of 4:36 for the W.
|Pretty clear who the 800 meter runner is...|
There is one word to describe the city of Doha...HOT!!! It was 120 degrees during the day, 95 degrees at 10 PM. The people of Qatar were very accomodating to the international athletes, and the city is very very rich. They are hosting the next World Cup and they are VERY excited about it. I am sure whoever has the opportunity to experience it will get treated very well.
|A little Mother's Day treat for the best MOM's ever!!|
|Mom, Dad, and I enjoying the weekend!|
|Reed and I at the Ludlow's Mother's Day dinner.|
Up next, I will be traveling to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon to run an 800 on May 2nd. I am very excited for the opportunity to run at this meet, it will be my first time! There will be live results on http://Flotrack.org