Training & Life Updates

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I've been sitting at a coffee shop for the past few hours trying to write my dissertation, and decided since that was not working that I should post an update to my blog here instead. The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy with school for me. It always bothers me when school has to take priority over other things in my life, such as training, but it's a trade off I suppose. I went to a training camp one time and we learned that despite popular belief you can really only ever give 100%. We did this exercise where you first wrote down all the demands that were on you -- training, school, work, family etc. Then you had to allocate your 100% across each of the demands. I know some of you may be thinking, ah but I'm a multitasker (we joke at work about my level of multi-taskingness and my strong inability to single-task). But, the truth is even when you are multitasking, you are realistically only giving a portion of your attention to each of those tasks, it may be more efficient -- such as writing a paper while reading other things you give your brain a break to process your thoughts on writing and keep busy with other things until it's ready to fill in the rest. Anyway, my point here is that sometimes you have to reprioritize in order to get things done. And so, for me these past couple of weeks have truly been about school, because, let's face it, I want to graduate!

However, the way my brain operates, I need to continue training and being active to stay sane. Training is going very well. I feel strong and ready for the season! While we had our first race in February in Tampa, next week is the start of track season!! I will be headed out to Walnut, CA (just outside of LA) for the Mt. Sac Relays. We will be racing on Saturday, April 17 and this sprinter over here will be racing in an 800m and a 1500m! Stay tuned for more!

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