I love to shoot for the underdog. Maybe it’s because sometimes I feel like I am the underdog.
Have you seen this video yet? Molly Huddle was sure she would win the bronze, but celebrated a little too early. Emily Infeld pushed it hard until the end. She was the one who ended up with the bronze medal around her neck. Emily Infeld was coming out of 18 months of injury- two sacral stress fractures. Here it is in slow motion:
I know that both of these girls worked really hard in preparation for that race. They both ooze athletic ability. But, for whatever reason, it was Emily’s day. Emily needed it more, and maybe Molly needed to learn a lesson. I’m not one to say. All I know is that I like to believe that there is a grand plan. And in that grand plan, one day it will be Molly’s day.
I hope and pray that October 3rd will be my day. Not a day to learn a lesson, but a day to say, “it was my turn.”
Cross your fingers, your legs, your eyes, your toes, your hair, your elbows.