But now it is finally time to give up the mountain roads, the trainers, and the serenity of nature for a blazing fast oval, a new set of track spikes, and the roar of the crowds! I will be opening up this weekend at the Re:Run race in San Diego, CA. I will be running the 800m on Sunday May 5th starting at 11am in Balboa Stadium. If you are a Californian it would be amazing if you would be in the stands cheering me on as I hark back to my roots in the 800m. The cool thing about this race is that if you want to be part of the fun, you can also run a 5k in Balboa park in the morning (starting at 730am) that finishes at the Stadium and then cheer us on starting at 11am! (www.rerunsandiego.com)
Running Tip #8: Racing is part physical and part mental strength. The mental strength is key to performance. Rid yourself of any negative thoughts and watch your performances soar!
This marks the start of the 2013 outdoor season and a chance to chase after new personal records and the dream of bringing a medal back to the U.S. from World Championships in Moscow, Russia this summer. I am so blessed to be healthy and able to train at my peak. Thank you for your cheers on the track and for supporting me in the work that means the most to me - changing lives in South Sudan! I am ready to charge into the 2013 outdoor season and change the world one race at a time... LET'S GO!