So today I watched the women from the USA win the silver and bronze medal at the winer Olympics. Knowing Nic Taylor and his finacee Elena Myers and having scene the work they did day by day at the track at the OTC, I know a little bit about the work done to create that silver medal. Yes she had a chance to win the gold, but her accomplishments mean she will be able to run the gammit of Olympic medals by winning the gold next time to go along with her bronze and silver.
I didn't enjoy the comments from the peanut gallery and social media. People who have know idea the countless hours that have come down to less than a 50 second run. People see the victory and agony of defeat but they don't see the journey, the struggles, the highs and lows. So I start off by saying amazing! Congratulations and everyone who supports you is so proud.
This weekend we head to USATF Nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I leave tomorrow with a surprising sense of ease. I know the athletes are ready and now they just have to display their God given talent. I know that despite a win or loss, making a team or not, and whether they perform their best or not they will go well prepared. The Olympics reminded me it's truly not about the actual meet but the journey we have been on to get there. The daily and weekly sacrifices they have made, the improvements they have made, and their will to be successful and reach new levels that haven't been reached before. So to all the athletes competing this weekend I wish you luck, God speed, and this quote, "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
Head Coach and founder of Maximum Velocity Athletics.