February 24, 2014

For the Love of the Olympics!

Kristin Metcalf

My experience at the 2008 Olympic Trials was amazing. It was the best race of my life and I felt like I was experiencing an out of body runner high through the entire 3000m steeplechase race. I finished 2nd to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and ran a PR, beating my previous time by 9 seconds. Such an amazing experience, to accomplish that goal I’d been fighting for for over 2 years when I first ran the Olympic A standard. That was 6 years ago and a lot has happened since then. I feel like I’ve grown up a lot and know more about myself and trust myself more than I ever have.