22 Hours Closer

Well Guys!

It has been a while 🙂 . I was asked about this blog this week so I thought I would bring it back!!!!!

So many things have happened since last year. God blessed me with an amazing opportunity to train in Dallas Texas 22 hrs away from home (longest drive of my LIFE,  lol).

Moving away from what was “home” was the hardest thing for me to do. So hard that I kind of kept it a secrete because I knew that in order for me to really hear gods plan and direction I had to take emotion and relationships out of it completely. You will come to a fork in the road… but which path will you  choose?

 

I didn’t really understand that path or plan until I went back this past weekend to CA. There are so many people that helped me understand that God will take you to someplace, away from it, maybe even back to it again so that you are able to see what he has had planned all along. I missed out on relationships with people around me that I would have never grown to LOVE today if I had not left. It was shocking to me holding conversations with teammates that I had influenced just by following through with completely submerging myself in track not just because I loved it, but because I was determined to succeed in the one thing I believe God called me to.

Anyone who has made a major life change they know that it does not come easy. I found out it also does not come ALONE!

In my mind I thought I would easy. But nothing comes without work and commitment.

Being in Dallas and going back to CA made me realize I was in the best place for this journey. It was amazing to see to friends and family from home, but I am super happy and blessed to be able to get back to the daily people I train with including my amazing coach that I have and because they believe in who I am AND what I do so much!!! That bond as an athlete can make or break you.

Someone close to me would tell me all the time that the difference that makes a good athlete great is the extra 1% effort you put in. It’s your coach’s job to hold you back and your job to do more than expected. Do not settle for being placed in a box, challenge your self and risk it because you never know what you will be able to achieve or who you will influence in the process!

A couple of things that I have learned moving away is that without god… I really am nothing. I am just another body that gets to run around a track all day and anyone who knows me, knows that I HATE doing things aimlessly lol. And I will work until it kills me to understand things.  I love being the example that everyone is not a “god gifted” athlete with talent but, they can work hard/ accomplish so much and in the process see the bigger purpose.

You must have a greater purpose in life! I use to think that I was just “another” person on the field in a comp of great people. But in reality I am more. There are children, and even parents who follow my story because it gives them hope… that one-day if they stay faithful God will be able to use them also. right now you might not be big enough or strong enough but if you keep pressing you never know what can happen for the better 🙂 .

That hope, is bigger than any prize known to man. Knowing that who you are is GOOD ENOUGH, but it is what you do with that, that will change the path you walk. So I leave you guys with this;

You can only be as great as your faith (in Christ, & by who you surround yourself with etc). You might be the only living example of Jesus that someone sees so SHINE ON!

It’s been real!

 

Tiffiep

James 1:4

 

 

 

You are beautif…

This is what every person SHOULD start the day off saying… No matter who tells you differently you still MATTER to someone up top!

Phil 2:3-4 is this years bible verse for the cougar track team and could not come at  a better time! Even if you never made your high school basketball team, or you got cut from a college tryout… you still matter and have the ability to bless someone by just being who you were created to be!

 

 

 

Here is the update on my campaign for 2014 track season!

Help me get there:

Snowing in Denver

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Those little specks of white are what we people in california call snow ! Its only 30 degrees out side nbd o_0….This is shorts and flipflops time for the people of CO! Never could I live this way hahah. One more stop and I’m there! Signs of serious storms though :\ and twister warnings!

Haha welcome to the midwest ! Smh -_____-. 

Ahhhhhhh cougas are tearing it UPPPPP right now 🙂 keep at it girls and guys team !GET SOME!

Get it DONE!


To day was one of those days every track athlete loves… the day where you have grass strides and a warmup also known as the “off” day! It was actually kind of lonely for a while, kind of miss everyone being out there not going to lie :'(.

Now before I even get into detail with practice I have to tell you about the laziest thing I have every seen in my entire life LOL. This lady pulled out of the APU lot next to the health center right in front of me without looking. As I thought to my self… well maybe she is in a rush I guess then proceeded to drive. Going 5 MPH she passes 4 spaces before I saw red lights signaling her breaks being used and slightly turning the wheel to the right so that she could…. YUP you guessed it, “PARK” her car to be closer to the destination she was getting to… I laughed, shook my head, and went about my way. -______- that #reallyhappened #laziest thing EVER!

Ok Back to the important things. SO I was at practice finishing up and went over to watch the vaulters. I secretly wish I could do this event every time I go over there. I got a chance to not only help Casey Schade! figure out that when you vault you still have to run like a sprinter AND I got a chance to watch Ferin Berry clear a practice personal best! Coolest thing said by Casey: Bridget, im so glad you are staring out as a fresh vaulter you get to learn things the right way off the bat lol. Goes to show you just how much hard work can pay off. Somethings that you learn being an APU COUGAR #reasonswhywekillatnationals 😉

Praise God the Team got to Ohio Safe!

Tomorrows practice take down this high jump approach 1 step at a time! Got some good feedback from J.T. and its GO TIME!

Best thing all day Kevin Reid giving me the rest of the weeks workouts with Sunday’s work out saying “competition day … GET IT DONE”

Romans 8:24-28

3 days and counting…

FRIENDS!!! 🙂

I am SOOOOOO excited to 1. have a blog going. 2. Share with you everything that goes on throughout my track season! As I journey down the road of become an elite track and field athlete, I see the role hope and faith play not only in my belief but also in myself. Each day is a different day and I thank god for the people who I have around me. Kevin Reid and Mike Barnett are awesome inspirations. I also have a chance to train with the top decathletes in the world, and a legit hurdler for Haiti. I am placed in a situation every day where 100% of the time you race and fail because they are guys; elite, faster, stronger, and better. It’s the coming back the next day and doing all over that develops the character and shapes how bad you are willing to work to be what you want to be. It’s a fun process that I am excited to share with you guys as my season progresses!

First STOP INDIANA for USA Championships. I’m so thankful that the support for season has been going so well:). It’s crazy to see the people who are there to “believe in you when you do not believe in yourself”( Bryan Clay) at times. A list of sponsors will be here soon and the support letter will be posted… as soon as I figure out how to lol.

Here is a short clip of my collegiate days with the awesome training partners I had! Good luck at NAIA nationals in Ohio girls and guys team TEAR IT up cougars !!!!!!

Romans 8:24-28
Tiff