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Giving Thanks

Before I get into specifics...

I'll start by saying this is not a comprehensive list of people I'd like to thank. That means you shouldn't get butt-hurt if I don't mention you specifically. If you've had any impact whatsoever on my life then just know I appreciate it greatly. I've had so many comments, messages, and tweets from friends and family around the clock since I made the Olympics and seeing the outpouring of love and encouragement has meant the world to me.  

I apologize for the lateness of this post. I've written and re-written this post in my head so many times, but every time I've sat down to type it out, my mind has gone blank. I finally managed to force myself to sit down and bang it out. I know I'll never be fully satisfied with this, as I feel I'm not thanking everyone enough or really expressing just how grateful I am, but it'll have to do.

NOW ONTO THE THANKS!

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3 Reasons Why Hiring A Student-Athlete Is One Of The Best Decisions You'll Ever Make

The other day my coach tweeted an article about speed training sprinting that caught my eye.  One section of the article was titled "Doing Too Much Extra Work On Top of Sport Practice" and it basically said that athletes shouldn't think push themselves to do a lot of extra workouts on the side because it might affect their training.  Being me, my mind went off in a complete tangent from there and I immediately had flashbacks on my struggles as a student-athlete.  Long nights, the never-ending feeling of always being tired, knowing that after this competition is over, I still have to finish that essay that counts for half my grade, or be up early to give that presentation that my group is counting on me for.  It meant bus rides spent studying and study groups in hotel rooms.  Nevertheless, with these countless struggles, came a lot of positives.  Positives that equate to reasons why you should seriously consider hiring the next student-athlete that walks into your office.

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5 Reasons Why Training Alone Isn't the Worst Thing in the World

As the outdoor season of track and field progresses, you come to find that less and less people actually participate.  This is because as time goes on, you have to hit certain qualifying marks to continue (or at least have other teams you can compete for).  By this time last year, I had gone to Ghana to meet my new national teammates and to train with the 4 x100 in preparation for the XX Commonwealth Games and the 19th African Senior Athletics Championships.  This year my meets come at much later times than I'm used to, and so I'm left to train alone until competitions with my Ghanian teammates commence.  I guess technically, I'm not alone (my coach, Gabe Sanders, is around), but you get what I mean.  But training alone isn't as bad as it seems.  Here are 5 reasons why training in single-player mode isn't the worst thing in the world.

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