The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul
The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

Quote Of The Moment

Don't listen to those who say, 'You're taking too big a chance.' Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Quote for this meet
Turn your wounds into wisdom. --Oprah Winfrey

It’s been a minute since I last blogged. Why? Not much really been going on. Just training and getting ready to compete.
I competed in Martinique. This was my first time to that part of the world, and I must say it was beautiful. I was down there from Monday with limited internet access, and no blackberry. I raced on Thursday May 8th 2008. Why so early to arrive? You might ask. I think it had something to do with the magical mystery tour that I went on to get there. Let me break it down for you.

Orlando to Miami
Miami to Haiti
Haiti to St Martin
St Martin to Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe to Martinique.

Hmmmmmmmmm and roughly 17 hours worth of travel door to door.

Tuesday I basically went to the track and did a workout. The aim was to get the flights out of my legs. It went pretty well. I did some starts with Linnie Yarbrough 110H. I took him to two hurdles and even if I do say so myself. I took him for a walk in everyone of the starts that we did together. Lol

A group of us ended up down at the beach after practice. It was great to get in the sea and just relax.

This, is the first meet of the season for me. Where I got to hang out with pretty much the same people from the track circuit that I will see all this summer. It’s funny how on Tuesday the small group that arrived early were able to chill. But, by Tuesday night when everyone else arrived we had found our game faces. Lol. It officially became business. Even though I had to share an apartment with my competitor. Don’t know who’s bright idea that was? But, yes I shared with Nicole Whitman who is also running in the 100 and 200 also. Nicole is cool! I meet here a couple of meets ago in Miami.

Update after meet

Hmm lets make this simple
I got caught sleeping in the blocks for the 100m French starters. (I hate them lol). Basically I barely had my arse up in the air and he shot the gun. I was playing catch up from the start, and I did not catch anyone. Lesson learnt! You should have seen how quick I threw my arse in the air for the 200m lol. Lane 8 (the rabbit) I ran a pretty decent bend and came home strong 23.11. But, the wind was over the limit +2.8. I finished third behind Muna Lee who ran 21.91. To say she put a hurt on everyone in the race is an understatement. She whooshed us. Came off that bend and kept rolling. All I can say is that I finally feel like my old self. I ran a good race which I can and will build on.

100 m Wind: 1.9
1 Muna Lee USA 11.10
2 Torri Edwards USA 11.17
3 Laverne Jones-Ferrette 11.29
4 Wyllesheia Myrick 11.30
5 Nadine Palmer 11.39
6 Nicole Whitman 11.43
7 Angela Daigle-Bowen 11.51
8 Lucimar de Moura 11.68
9 Joice Maduaka 11.69

200 m
Race 1 Wind: 2.8
1 Muna Lee 21.91
2 Nadine Palmer 22.84
3 Joice Maduaka 23.11
4 Angela Daigle-Bowen 23.21
5 Moushaumi Robinson 23.29
6 Lucimar de Moura 23.92

So I put Martinique to bed, and also my time in the USA for a while. As I will be heading home today. I have missed my family dearly and can’t wait to see them.

The domestic season starts for me in Loughborough next weekend.


  1. Martinque looks beautiful!

    What's up with y'all falling asleep in the blocks?? Glad you learned your lesson though=)

    Happy you're going to be with the family. I know you've been homesick. Have lots and lots of fun!

    Do well in I know you will!

  2. Needless to say wOw.

    Other than that.

    Yay lesson learnt.
    Goooooo Loughborough !

  3. congrats on your 3rd place finish in the 200m. better luck getting out the gates in your next 100m race.

  4. Had to come back to look again....


  5. Jewells - Yes it is beautiful. Its made me for sure want to go on holiday at the end of the season to an island.

    eclectik - As always you make me laugh. I won't ask what made you come back to the post a second time.

    Don - Thanks for the support and good luck.



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