So… I’m up at 5 ‘o’ clock in the morning watching the Paralympics. The men’s F11 long jump started at 10am BST, reasonable in London, crack of dawn here in America. Cheering on four friends from the training center: Lex Gillette, Wesley Williams, Tanner Gers, and Rolland “Jay” Slade. Lex is the current world record holder for F11, or totally blind, long jump. And you guys have heard me talk about Tanner before. The daredevil, long-jumping uncle.
For those that know me, and those that have read this blog long enough, you can probably tell that I’m having a bit of a hard time transitioning my mind out of the summer. As excited as I am to see my roommates, be back in the land of public transportation, and finally finish up grad school, this summer I had a taste of the kind of work I want to do. And now, well…I want to go do it. But there are these things called exams and papers and rent and loans in the way. I feel like I’ve finally seen my future. But I’m not there yet, and I can’t live in the past, so it’s time for me to get with the program and get back to the present. New adventures await here in the city!
So now another thing that must once again transition is this blog. I’m going to have to go back to reporting from the sidelines for a bit, which is fine. I’ve waxed on the poetic and waned on the objective a bit too much since June. But the blog will definitely continue as will my connection to new friends, new family, and the Movement. Oh and USOC-DC, if you’re reading this, I’m skilled, passionate and available. I also like long walks on the beach.
UPDATE: Lex Gillette with guide Wesley Williams takes the silver medal in the men’s long jump F11. Congrats guys 🙂