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The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul
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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, October 8, 2011

Tumblr

So I have move my blog over to Tumblr. When figure out how to migrate my posts from here I will You can now find me at http://maduaka.tumblr.com/  and http://joicemaduaka.tumblr.com/

See you over there

Jx

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me




So its the big 38 today. 

1st of all I have to thank my mother for continuing to be a bright shining light in my life

So I though I would do something different with this blog. Here are 38 things that I have learned in my 38 years.

WHAT I KNOW IS TRUE


1. My gut feelings are spot on

2. I am not supposed to get along with everyone, or make everyone like me
3.  There are always at least 2 choices, even if I don't like either of them
4.  Sometimes people are just begging for you to lay into them verbally. So don't feel bad 
5. If you don't ask, the answer is always no
6. My silence is sometimes the best option
7.   There is always hope
8.   I can always be grateful for something
9.  Its not time that heals. Its what you do with that time.
10.  My life is my responsibility 
11.  Complaining constantly only makes you miserable company
12.  If i'm not making mistakes, i'm not trying hard enough
13 You train people how to treat you
14. Emotion is not a sign of weakness. Knowing when its appropriate is a skill
15.  Google university is my friend 
16.  My close friends are amazing 
17.  Honesty is always the best policy
18.  Short term misery is always better than long term pain
19.  You should never stop learning, or trying to be a better version of yourself
20. Worry is useless, unless it motivates you to take action
21.  When people show you who they are , believe them
22.  There is only fear, and love. And only one of them is fun
23.  Success belongs to those who talk little but do a lot
24.  Before you complain about having too much on your plate , you should think about those who can't even sit at the table.
25.   The 3 C's in life :Choice, Chance, Change
26.  Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.
27.  No matter how good it may seem, not every opportunity extended to you is meant for you
28. You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
29.  Every step I take OUT of my comfort zone is one step closer to my destiny.
30. With the right attitude, you can let the very things that were meant to demolish you, polish you!
31.  Living well is the best revenge.
32. Never apologize for being single. Better to be someone who's single than someone who settled
33.  If someone starts backing away, the worst thing you can do is chase them. Give them space and let them figure it out
34. There are no exchanges or refunds on dignity or class. If you surrender yours, don't expect to get them back
35. I'd rather stay quiet than explain my problems to people that don't really car
36.  Success hugs you in private but Failure always slaps you in public
37. Do what makes you happy and not what makes others happy.
38.Everything happens for a reason. Maybe you don't see the reason; but when its finally revealed, it will blow you away

Day #30 Music Challenge

Well Im all smiles today. More so than most.

So a song for today

Now yep I'm 38 today 

A song that as I child I remember 

I love the count. He taught me how to count

If your of an age. Yes I am aware of the other version of this song. Go find it yourself.   lol





And I must say the challenge was damn hard.  Hope you enjoyed it

Back to track I go. 1st workout for 2012 on Monday.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day #29 Music Challenge

So I think this time last year I was singing along to this. If not oh well I'm nearly at the end of the challenge

Day 29 - My favorite song from last year
Usher  - Daddy's Home 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 28 - Music Challenge

Every now and again I dont really listen to the words of a song. Like the beat and wiggle away.  So a few summers ago I would sing along to this song until I was asked if I knew what I was singing.

Hmmmmmmm

A friend used to call this the prostitution song. Yep thanks Ciara nice catchy tune. But, really????

The video which I had not seen did give it away. (covers my eyes in shame)  lol 

'I market it so good.....'  wow

Yep got caught out on this one. But it was a good catchy tune.  lol 


Day 28 - Song that your embarrassed to know the words to

Ride - Ciara

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day # 27 Music Challenge

I loved this movie its on my top 5.  If you get a chance you should watch it


Day 27 - Song from one of your favorite movies 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day #26 Music Challenge

I played these songs so much that my Nephew who was 4 or 5 years old new the words to both of these songs. My sister was less than impressed.  lol

We might have a reggae superstar in the family. Not!!  lol  

But, I LOVE both of these songs an Maxie has a cute little voice. 



Day 26 - Songs that friends or family go board of me playing

Serani - No Games

Jah Cure - Call On Me

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day #25 Music Challenge

I have always chuckled when these songs have come on



Day 25 - Songs that make me laugh

The Corrs - I Never Really Loved You Anyway

Daddy Rich - Yo Mo Malkie

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day #24 Music Challenge

I was introduced to a show called Treme and I really love the music from the show.  Its based on life after Hurricane Katrina.  I can't wait for the new series. Great show!!

I now have an appreciation for Louisiana Jazz. A comment on you tube sums my feelings 'My soul is tickled by this music!'



They played this song on the show and it blew me away. 

Day 24 - Theme tune from your favorite show 
Treme 


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day #22 Music Challenge

Ok the lovey dovey Joicey. Not!!
But I do think both of these songs would be appropriate at my wedding if I get married



Day 22 - Songs that you would play at your wedding
Jodeci - My Heart Belongs To You

Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Wednesday, September 21, 2011



So todays the day that I head down to my favorite place (not). the airport. Headed back to IMG in Bradenton, Florida. I've really missed the place so it will be good to see all the guys down their. Coach Visk my weight room coach has a program all ready for me im sure.

I have really enjoyed my break hanging out with my family and friends. I went to some events and forged relationships with people who will be supporting me and 

Day # 21 Music Challenge

This one is the pat yourself on the back song. Her voice is no the strongest and I think that makes the song even more special .

Day 21 - Song that I listen to when I'm sad

Heard A Word - Michelle Williams

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day #20 Music Challenge

This song is on  my house work play list. I jig around the house with the hoover


#Day 20 - Song that you listen to when you're happy

Love Come Down - Evelyn Champagne King

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day #19 Music Challenge

I think Chrisette Michelle has such a great voice. Pair her up with Jay Z and you get this great song.


Day 19 - A song that you listen to when your angry

Lost one. - Jay Z ft Chrisette Michelle


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day #18 Music Challenge

This is a song from the original Destiny's Child.  I used to have this album on repeat.
Plus its another one of my sing along songs.   




Day 17 - A song from your fav album

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day #17 Music Challenge

This song always gets me singing along. Its one of those ones if and when I hear it on the radio I sing along and feel real good about myself.

And because its a Michael Jackson song it makes it all that much more better  : )

Day 17 Song that I wish I heard on the radio
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day #16 Music Challenge

This song always makes me giggle. Mainly because when Drake sings the hook he sounds like hes singing down a funnel and then he tries to sing the high note. Yeps I'm laughing as I type lol

Have to take my hat off to Chrisette Michelle and Rick Ross though  *wink

Day 16 A song that you hear that makes you laugh

Rick Ross - Aston Martin Music

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day #15 Music Challenge

This ones pretty each. I love all thinks Prince and all of his songs are great. But, this one in particular gets me every time. Its such a sad song

Day 15 A song by your favorite male artist

Prince - Sometimes It Snows In April


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day #14 Music Challenge

As i'm kinda eclectic when it comes to music this part of the challenge is a whatever.

So here goes. I remember watching this movie when I was in high school. Loved the movie and loved this song



Day 14 A song that no one would expect you to love

Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence 


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day#13 Music Challenge

This was one of my teenage songs. How did I know George was gay way back then. I just thought he was happy.  lol.  But damn can he move his hips. He was getting in this video.

So what I still love this song.

Day 13 Guilty pleasure song...

Wham - Im Your Man

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day#12 Music Challenge

My from one of my favorite females has to come from Aaliyah. This is one of her rare songs that I absolutely love.

Day 12 Song by my favorite female thats not known...




Aaliyah - John Blaze

Had to add this Beyonce tune also



Beyonce - Crazy Feelings



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day#11 Music Challenge

That would have to be Prince. Hes just so talented. Writes his own lyrics, composes the music. plays over 13 instruments, sings with a vocal range of 3 1/2 octaves.

Talented!!!


Day 11 Song from my favorite band...



Prince - Purple Rain

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day#10 Music Challenge

I have listened to the whole album of Ava Cassidy in the dark on numerous occasions. Her voice is so haunting in a cool way. Maybe just because I know she is no longer with us

Day 10 Song I can fall asleep to...


Ava Cassidy - Fields of Gold

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day#9 Music Challenge

I love this song. Its on the house work playlist. And yep I can whip on the shorts and heels and whip my hair all over the place. With the vacuum cleaner. lol

Day 9 Song that I dance to


Amerie - 1 Thing

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day#8 Music Challenge

Now I once had a guy sing this to me and I was like "erm oh thats nice' But then I thought I actually like this song. So when I hear it I giggle about "ole dude' but I do like it.

I can't do the beat box at the beginning

Day 8 Song that I know all the words to...


Musiq Soul Child - Just Friends 

Had to add another. Sorry! Im so not playing to the rules

Play this song in a club and I have a little Karaoke moment.  lol




Donell Jones - Shorty Got Her Eyes On Me


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day#7 Music Challenge

Seville 1999 was my 1st World Championships. It was the beginning of my crazy journey with Tasha Danvers. There are video Chronicles of this trip. Broken windows, pulled emergency cords in the bathroom. Having reception call 3 times to ask if everything was ok. Yep every thing was fine. I was just hanging my knickers on cord to dry. lol

Danvers and I are terrible together but hey we have FUN




This song reminds me of this trip and Dwain Chambers singing along in his girl voice. LMFAO

Day 7 Song that reminds me of an event...


Destiny's Child - So Good

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day#6 Music Challenge

This song reminds me of a 2 month warm weather training camp in Arizona. It was hotter than hell and this album  played in the car to and from practice. I wont put on blast male training partners who used to make my ears bleed as they sang along.  lol  Mat Elias.

Day 6 The song that reminds me of somewhere...


Usher - Confesions

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day#5 Music Challenge


If I ever fancied myself as a singer this would be my Xfactor audition song. (Don't worry its not going to happen)

I sound fab with the bathroom acoustics.  lol

Day 5 My Xfactor audition song...


Keshia White - Weakness In Me

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day#4 Music Challenge

This song is so beautiful it makes my think  my foster father Reggie Baker. We lost him to Cancer back in  2008.  As a child he showed me what a true man is. I continue to hold him as my blue print.







Day 4 The song that makes me sad (but it also makes me remember a great great person)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day#3 Music Challenge


This is my shower song. It gets played most mornings. Its just up tempo, the words are great and it makes me smile.

Jill Scott has such a great natural voice.

Day 3 The song that makes me happy...


Jill Scott - Golden

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day#2 Music Challenge

This song just really wind. Bootleg Jodeci wanna be's.  lol . I can hear the 1st 3 notes like that show 'Name That Tune' and i'm reaching for the forward button.

They even had the nerve to remix it. (covers my eyes)

Day2 My least favorite song ..





Jagged Edge - Lets Get Married

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day#1 Music Challenge

With over 7000 songs on my iTunes this was not a difficult pick for me. Growing up my cousin was a DJ. I was forever round his house mooching through his records. Yes I said records. lol 

This song is simple but (shrug) its up their as one of my fav's. 

Funny thing occurred a few weeks ago. I was out with Tasha Danvers walking down the street. All of a sudden she started singing this song. I gave her a "How you know that song?" look. Her response "I'm old love, and we grew up listening to the same stuff"  lol

Day 1 My favorite song...



I couldn't resist here are 2 more.



Mica Paris - Should've Known Better

Amazing voice and just a great song to sing along to. This is on my housework play list



Amerie - I Just Died

Shrug don't know why just love it


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Testing testing



So with my time off I have partied with friends, rested up and hung out with my family. My mum the ever "can you do this for me" has not disappointed. (bless)

A few weeks ago I got duped into a trip to PC World. What could she possibly want in a store like this? Currys and Comet yep understandable. But, she announces she wants a laptop. A laptop "why?" I ask. Now if you don't know my mother and her friends of the same age group its about keeping up with the Chucku's (A commonn Nigerian family name like Smith).  So who out of her group had a laptop that she now felt the need to match or better?

With feet dragging I ohhhhhed and at all the laptops that had screens flashing. Trying desperately to steer her away from anything that looked like a Mac. I personally was going for the cheapest thing possible. A little notebook. We settled on a full size Dell. Yep it looks like a tea tray from IKEA but at least she can see the keyboard.

And the the torture started. Who was going to teach her? Fingers hovering over the key board like shes in some typing class for the 1940s lasted all of 1 minute. Before she went for the good old 1 circle whilst looking for the letter and stab. (Jesus take me now) This is why when people ask me that age old question will you coach after track I say no. I do not have the patience.  I sit watching her try her best and reach for my phone looking to call my niece and offer her a fiver to come round and help out Grandma.

As to be expected the laptop sat up on top of the printer for a couple weeks until this week. Suddenly she has a new lease of life and what to learn how to send emails. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo  I scream inside. Email address set up. CHECK Teach mum about emails? How many excuses can I come up with. I find myself barking commands at her and think to myself. Why are you being so mean? The voice in my head replies "I can't help it. She's not listening".

And then that moment of clarity. Lets take her right back to basics. She sitting here right now doing an online typing course. I have not grunted at her in a good 15 mins. Shes at level 1 lesson 5 and shes got 92% accuracy. Yep speeds down to 7wpm. But, we aint arguing .  Yeah Team Mummy and Joice.

Now how long can I fob her off with typing tutors? Before she asks how to send emails again. This is just pay back for all the times she used the distract with something else trick on me.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge!!!






It would seem the only way to get me to blog on a regular is to issue me a challenge. The competitor in  raises her head and I'm on it. 


So I will start this challenge on September 1st. I will then be a count down to my birthday. I hope this challenge will not be too hard. As I say I love music. But, we will see



Feel free to play along!







Day 1-Your favorite song



Day 2-Your least favorite song


Day 3-A song that makes you happy



Day 4-A song that makes you sad



Day 5-A that you would sing for an audition on XFactor


Day 6-A song that reminds you of somewhere



Day 7-A song that reminds you of a certain event



Day 8-A song that you know all the words to



Day 9-A song that you can dance to



Day 10-A song that makes you fall asleep



Day 11 –A song from your favorite band



Day 12-A song from a your favorite female artist



Day 13-A song that is a guilty pleasure



Day 14-A song that no one would expect you to love



Day 15-A song from your favorite male artist 



Day 16-A song that you used to love but now hate



Day 17-A song that you hear often on the radio



Day 18-A song that you wish you heard on the radio



Day 19-A song from your favorite album



Day 20-A song that you listen to when you're angry



Day 21-A song that you listen to when you're happy



Day 22-A song that you listen to when you're sad



Day 23-A song that you want to play at your wedding



Day 24-A song that you want to play at your funeral



Day 25-A song that makes you laugh



Day 26-A song that you can play on an instrument



Day 27-A song that you wish you can play



Day 28-A song that makes you feel guilty



Day 29-A song from your childhood



Day 30-Your favorite song at this time last year

Monday, August 22, 2011

Spirit of London Bike Rally

Please watch this video before reading the blog





Yesterday I attended the Spirit of London Bike Rally.

In true Tasha Danvers style. I received a lastminute.com BBM pin asking if I want to hang with her at and event. Being a little worse for wear from our previous night out I agreed and I'm glad I did.  Thanks Andre and his team for having me along



So lets give you a little detail about the Spirit of London Bike Rally. The event was held at Potters Fields  The event was a joint venture between Spirit of London Wards. SOLA, the Damiola Taylor Trust and Barclays Bank  Sadly Richard Taylor, Damiola's father was unable to attend.

The aim was to break the record for a choir on bikes. There was a pretty decent turn out.


I personally had a great afternoon.

In light of the riots that occured in London a few weeks ago. SOLA really needs our help. For every not so great kid there are 10 outstanding young adults in London who aspire to be enhance their communities.

Coming from London town myself. I never had a clue that Joice from South London would go on to achieve all the things I have. What i'm trying to say is not all the kids you see out on the street are bad.

I plan on supporting SOLA any way I can.

They will be holding their awards to celebrate the unsung young hero's of London. So please check out their site and vote, and find a way to get involved.

I know where I will be October 10 2011.  The Royal Albert Hall at the Spirit of London Awards.  Click the link to get your tickets.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ain't nothing to see here darling


Yep its been more than a minute since my last blog.

My 2011 season has ended and I ponder my next moves. Coach has given me a month off and then I am due to start back. I'm pushing for October so I can get my ducks in a row.  The 2012 OGames circus when it rolls around is gonna be hectic to say the least. So maybe this premature end to the season is a blessing for my body.


I'm spending time with my family. As nephew number 1 in on summer break. So its death by children's tv, milkshakes and all the things 6 year old boys know they shouldn't be doing.

Now to the title of this blog. Well in terms of track this summer was hmmmmm interesting.  For the 1st time ever I think I allowed outside forces and people to get in my head. Yep they won. I gave a good fight now.  Its made me question myself, peoples motives and myself again. A healthy angry Joice is so not what they want going into the 2012 season. But hey that's what you got. Cause last time I checked. Karma is a bitch and she don't know when to stop.




So I didn't make the World Champs team. Hmmm been there before in 2005 and what a fab season I had in 2006. Thing is how many people on this Worlds team wont make the team next year? Damn I'm not the only person sitting at home from team GB. Life goes on.

Track allows us to dust ourselves off and come back again. Hard work is hard work is hard work.

Its the randoms that have tried to worm their way into my life this summer that has prompted this blog.  What is it they see in me that makes them what to pry into my life. Facebook requests, Linkedin requests from people I have never meet. Kinda defeats the purpose of the site if you ask me. I thought Linkedin was a little cleaner than Facebook. (I guess not) shrug.



Yesterday was a classic. A guy claiming to be a serial networker with 500 people on his list contacted me. In my head I'm thinking sponsor or he knows someone who can. Yeah right and pigs might fly. He told me he doesn't know anyone who can help. Well Sir, maybe you should forget networking and collect beer mats cause you suck at networking.



On a real note the OGames is around the corner and come September (October if I have my way) I have to get my head down and train like my life depends on it.

No word of a lie I need sponsors I have not been funded by my governing body since 2008. All serious sponsors are welcome and needed.

But if your looking to peer in the window and merely watch what I am up to. Please don't bother me I have work to do.  Like the title of this blog says. 'Aint nothing to see here darling'



I'm really just trying to achieve my own personal goals in an Olympic Games in my home town. Now how many people in their lifetime can experience that?

I'm looking for 'Team Joice' not sightseers. So who's with me?

Seats on the bus are limited.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Update

Well I must say its been a minute since I last blogged. So lets see if I can remember all that has happened.

Ive been racing with results that I have not been best pleased with.

Hengelo, Bydgoszcz and Strasbourg. A 3rd place in the 200m in Hengelo was pretty cool. Lane 2 and all. I had a stinker in Bydgoszcz not realizing I was not 100% until I tired to run. But, I was able to turn it around in Strasbourg and end the 1st half of the season with a 23.23 seasons best in the 200m.

Soon after I hoped on a plane and headed back to IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.  There is just something about being down here that makes me happy. The facility and the atmosphere here is enough to raise anyone up.

As I type this blog I have just finished my 1st week back. Running a time trail this am followed by weight room. The times were pretty decent consider the 90+ heat I was running in.

So that pretty much is me right about now. I'm just down here training and putting deposits back in the bank for the 2nd half of the outdoor season.

Jx

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 Outdoor has started

So the seasons has started and not too shabby if I must say.

I began with a little meet in Orlando which was in my own words terrible. Putting my 1st race together after weeks of breaking down different aspects of the race was the worst. I didn't start and basically played catch up which you can't do in a 100m 11.7?.  I can't even remember that's how much attention I'm paying that race.

After that I flew home to London for a night and then headed up to Manchester for the street race. That Friday night I managed to fall ass over tit  down some fire exit stairs and tear the hell out of my right heel. Can anyone one say ouch. Blood all over the place and 2 nice chunks carved out of my heel. .





The street race was a wet and windy Sunday. I padded and tapped up the heel and ran the 200m.  Just before the start I asked an official where the finish line was.  He said 'run to that 1st traffic light' lol

Job done without dying a terrible death on TV. 23.6? (I need to get better at remembering these times). My heel was on fire by the end of the meet. But such is life.




I then spent the week in London preparing for the Loughborough match. Had the doping lady round who woke me up at 7pm. She got the moody slapped ass Joice. Does she have any idea how hard I am finding it to sleep right now?

Heel still very sore. I had now upgraded to Compeeds. But they keep fusing themselves into the healing wound. (Not nice)


Loughborough Meet


23.40 +2.4 (I won) what I like about this race was that people actually lined up to compete. Very rarely other than trials will we all be in the same place to line up against each other. My coach and I decided I would run as many 200s as possible before I race over the 100. The problem with Europe is that is hard to find 200s. So I decided not to double up in Loughborough. 200 and 4x100 was enough for the day.




Training at home alone always has its challenges. But this year I seem to have fallen into a win win. I stumbled upon Jade Johnson at Crystal Palace. If you don't know Jade is the original Gladiator when it comes to weightroom. (Which is my least favorite part of practice.) We have been lifting and running the odd intensive tempo sessions together. We compliment each other well in our weaknesses.





So Caroline my agent has me on a healthy race schedule. I'm off to Hengelo this weekend. With more races to follow.

I have some other fingers in pies which as they are solidified of course I will share with you.

But season wise I would say so far so good. I think 1 more week and I will be over the jet lag and in a good daily schedule.

Chat soon

Jx

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

Well this 30 day challenge has come to an end. It was hard work trust me. (real talk)

So here is me today its blazing here in Florida. I had to put water down on the track just so I could place my hands and do starts.


3 Good things that happened these past 30 days

1. I had a difficult conversation with a friend. One that I did not want to have but, feel so much better now for having it. There is nothing worse than having thoughts that you don't think you can share. Of course it was not as bad as I imagined. : )

2. I reconnected with an old friend and we are getting on really well. You would not believe we had not communicated in 5 years.

3. I am in great shape.

And with that my 30 day challenge is over.

Thanks for reading

Jx

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 28 – Your favorite movie.

Am I allowed 5?  Yes I am its my blog.  lol

So in no order

The Long Kiss Goodnight
Something about Samuel L Jackson is th green suit and Kangol hat always cracks me up.


Love Jones
Its a classic amongst my friends


The Wood
Again cracks me up



Love Stinks
Yep another one that makes me laugh



Friday
Another Classic



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you've been to.

This was taken in New York
I had to search hard for a non track related picture. I was actually on holiday in the pic. Shock horror I went to an airport and didnt have a back pack and spikes with me.  lol

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 25 – What's in your purse?

Come on now thats a little personal. lol

Ok here goes as I dump the contents on my bed and reach for the camera.




Contents:
Sun Glasses
Hair Brush
Mini Purse - Inside I have deodorant, lip gloss, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, tooth brush, pain killers, hair bands
Wallet

Though I would also do my back pack also after all I have this duel personality thing going on.

The back pack actually now getting ready to type this makes me think I should down size. I have a workout daily just carrying this thing around. lol



Contents:
2 pairs of spikes
1 pair of trainers
12 cones
Shades
Crop Top
T Shirt
Socks
Hair brush
Sun block
Protein
Weight room gloves
Training diary
Tissues
Drinks bottle

Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.

This was kinda difficult being here in Florida with not so much of my stuff
I looked around my room and saw these


Must be a reason why I pack them and take them with me always. So I think they will be the perfect answer to this question.


Also I added 'Mr Froggie' he is actually some 15 years old. My cousins gave him to me one xmas when they were like 5 years old. Told me he would bring me luck when racing.  When its out of the mouth of babes you kinda have to listen right? I take him on all track and field related trips. So yep he made it to Florida too


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 23 – 15 facts about you.

I had to take several days to write this list

1. I'm 5ft 8 have been since I was 12 years old
4. I can't swim
5. I can't ride a bike
6. I'm scared of heights
7. I'm terrible when it comes to packing light for trips
8. My 1st car was a Ford Escort which the police wrote off by driving into the back of me at high speed. (No they didn't have the flashing lights on. Lets just say they paid out real quick)
9. I once had 11 points on my license (all speeding) Had to slow my roll for a couple years before my license was taken
10. I hate driving at night and in the rain
11. In 1995 we had a fire in our family home and I lost everything. I had one pair of knickers and I was wearing them.
12. I hate lies. I really will lock a person off if I find out someone has lied to me
13. I'm honest sometimes to a fault. (Or just to lazy to lie and remember what I said)
14. I love Dr Pepper can drink it by the litre daily
15. I once went to a shooting range and was too scared to shoot the gun so got my money back. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 22 – Favorite book of last year


This book touched me when I read it last year. It had me go through all motions. I laughed and I cried. I cringed and I pondered.



" Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, down hard liquor, and ingesting every drug she could fine while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gang banging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-5 jobs.

A piece of Cake is unlike any memoir you'll ever read. Moving in its frankness, this is the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you'll ever take."

Yep its a trueie




I have to add one more book 'The Help'  By Kathryn Stockett.
I just heard this book is being turned into a movie. 





Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.

That would be my nephew.
He's growing every day and gets funnier and funnier.
Little smart ass

lol



Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.



I have been to 2 Olympics Games and felt each time the prep and performance were not good enough.

Sydney 2000


and
Athens 2004


Hence the title of my blog.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.

That would be sugary sweet things

Power donuts top the list

I also crave shits and giggles friends (thats catching jokes before I get accused of taking shits with my friends) lol, cheesy grins and hugs.














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