Track Star...

5 minutes - go!

Coach said, "I need you to fill in on the 880." (So & so didn't feel good). My best race was the 100 meter dash. I was not a cross country runner. I wasn't a 440 runner. Coach said, "You can do it. No matter what, just finish the race."

My teammates cheered for me. I accepted the challenge as if I had a choice. Someone said, "Put some cream-a-jesus on your legs." The 'cream of Jesus' was what we nicknamed the the cream to put on our legs to keep them warm."

I got out there to race. Not knowing how to fully pace myself for anything more than a practice run, I just ran. I was never ahead of anyone and I finished the race dead last. I was trotting in to finish with my team hollering like I was a close second. However, I was so behind, hurtles were in two lanes because they were setting up for the next race.

Times up.

Here's the thing... I ran track in high school for the fun of it. In the 9th grade I was younger than everyone on my team. They were teasing me as I finished the race. Today the pitiful scene may have made it on YouTube. After than they affectionately nicknamed me Track Star and I loved it.

I never would have made it to the Olympics with any amount of training and dicipline. But if I was I would have been a Track Star in the 100 meter race and that is all. 

Track Star 1985-87


Today’s (optional) prompt: If you could compete in any Olympic sport or participate in the Games in any way, what would you want to do? Did you ever have Olympic goals personally?

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post.  It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar).
  • Link up your post.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.