Track Race Reflection & Kobe Bryant

 

*Race Reflections are going to happen every time I compete this year. I think it will be helpful to process my running and see how I can get better.*

Date: 01/25/2019 SVSU Jet’s Pizza Invitational

Events Run: 400 Meter Dash and 4×400 meter dash

Times: 58.13, and 57 split

I ran fairly well for taking a big break last semester. I am still disappointed with my times yesterday. I think my effort level, specifically on the open 400, needs to be better. I felt like I still had more to give at the end and that should never be the case. On the relay, I ran much better. Although I was much slower than most of the guys around me, it was good to at least show that I had some fire and heart. At a certain point, I can only worry about what I can control, so running hard in the relay is good and important. Nevertheless, I have to do better.

It is a long season, so there will be plenty of opportunities to get better and get back to my PR of 54. Right now though, this feels a little disappointment. My next meet will be at Findlay. Hopefully, I will be better by then.

Kobe Bryant’s death is shocking. You never want this to happen to everyone, and it happened all too suddenly. You get on a plane and suddenly you’re gone. It is hard to put into words. No one should have to lose their life so suddenly. 

As a Clipper fan, Kobe drove me crazy on the court. He killed the Clippers and I knew it. However, I could not help but respect him. His dedication and respect for his craft were second to none. It is hard to put this into words. The only thing I can do is to thank Kobe for everything. Even though Kobe drove me crazy, he helped grow basketball and make it better. Kobe taught us patience, persistence, and dedication.

Rest in peace, Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and the others that died on that plane.

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