The last you all heard from me was so many months ago! (6 to be exact). And I know you are all probably wondering, WHERE HAVE I BEEN??? What I’m up to, how my goals are coming and most importantly, if I’m still competing. Well, finally after the long silent drought, I am here to fill you all in on what’s been going on with me, an update on my plans for the blog and most importantly whether I’ll be competing this year or not.
Because it has been so long I wanted to make this blog a little more personal and vlog it (Yes, me awkwardly talking to a camera haha)! But I thought it would also be cool to write as well. So you can continue reading if you’d like or check out my vlog below 🙂
Continue reading Where I’ve Been!?!?!
I know it’s been a while and many of you have been wondering where I have been. I had a few hiccups and decided to pull back on my blog and social media but I’m back! In today’s post I just wanted to update everyone and let you all know how my first race went! Also, I have a special announcement!
Hiccups On the Journey
One day about a month ago, I suffered from a chronic back spasms that left me almost immobile and barely able to walk or move. I suffered with mobility for about a week and was unable to practice. After a week I was able to gradually start doing more things with little to no pain and after two weeks I was hurdling again. Because of this hiccup, I was unable to compete in the first two meets that I scheduled and pushed my season opener back to this past weekend, April 30th. I didn’t want to jinx it so I went underground for a while.
Season Opener Continue reading Hiccups, Season Opener, Special Announcement
I hope everyone is doing well. As the outdoor season approaches I wanted to give you all an update on how my training is going and give a few tips and advice. And let you all know that my blog is currently going through some changes! It is now Hurdlingthroughlife.com and I will be posting multiple times per week. Some posts will be updates on me and track, others will be informational about hurdles and track, there will be workout tips and health tips post, advice posts and Q&A post (so send me questions!!!) and of course Feature Fridays will continue!
I also wanted to let you guys know that I am working on a Spoken Word Poetry Chapbook that I will be having per-sale for very soon!!! I am currently looking for an illustrator and working on the book cover so it is almost complete! The proceeds will go to my Road to Rio journey! If you want to check out one of the poems that will be in the book click here! Continue reading Staying Prayed Up
I haven’t written on my blog in over a year. That’s crazy! It seems like life was moving so fast and the next thing I know it was a year later lol So what has this past year brought me. Let’s start with traveling. I’ve literally been on a World tour this year. I’ve been amazingly blessed and was able to travel to Singapore, Japan and Brazil because of my study abroad programs. And my mother and I went to Italy and France. I went all around the world in 4 months and it was … AMAZING. In case you are wondering, my favorite place was…… Tokyo! It’s like New York on steroids but with a Vegas flare. Now I know you guys are wondering, I was I running track with all that traveling. I wasn’t. I ran into some difficulties with track. At the end of last season I was facing an intense pain in my achilles tendon and severe cramping in my calves. I finished the season (barely), and I didn’t do too well at Nationals. I didn’t even make the simi’s. I was disappointed but also relieved because I could start focusing on my recover. Unfortunately, the injury lingered into this season. By January, I made the decision not to compete this year in order to fully recover so I can be 100 percent healthy next year. Continue reading World Travels, Track and Graduation
As the summer begins to come to a close I am more than excited about the fall! After I got back from Kazan (which was one of the most AMAZING experiences of my life) I kind of hit a winter season. While great things were happening nothing was starting yet. Everything was for the future. So, now that my winter season is almost over and Spring (beginning to work in the garden, plant seeds and watch everything grow, A time of new beginnings) is approaching I am beyond excited. I must say that everything in my life is falling into place! 😀 I have a little bit of money, I have a strong relationship with God, I love all of my jobs (my morning job office job is actually going to put in for me to get a raise this fall), I am going to be coaching at a high school called School Without Walls, School is starting and I have very interesting classes, and finally training for track will begin shortly (and with a full training season who knows how it will go this year!). God is working and I am seeing the seeds for his manifestations! I can’t believe a year ago I was miserable and now I can’t think of a single area of my life that isn’t blessed and wonderful. Everything is on the up and up! I am no fool. I know what goes up must come down but until that time, I am enjoying my blessings and shining in his Glory!