USC's Jason Richardson is blogging from the NCAA Championships in Iowa.
I awoke this morning to the soft sounds of chirping birds eagerly awaiting me to start my day off right, then the dream ended. I actually woke up at 8 a.m. for our morning shakeout that required me to literally throw my tired, lethargic body out of the bed. I’m not a morning person and find that I might actually have a rare allergy to mornings themselves. We jogged several blocks to loosen our muscles. We then returned to the hotel to have morning breakfast and a quick team meeting.
Let me tell you guys a little secret of mine; I despise teasers. Between breakfast and shakeout we had roughly an hour and a half, and against my better judgment I managed to fall asleep. My body fought with all its might to return back to sleep soundly. After my phone alarm screamed at me to wake up, I was annoyed all the way to practice because I had officially teased my body into thinking it was going to get a great nap before practice!
Practice went well and I did some great work on the beginning of my race. My teammates and I, like always, had a great time. We had more fun than should be allowed by the NCAA. At any moment, I found myself laughing in the blocks because I could hear one of my teammates laughing from half across the track.
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After practice we headed to the mall to blow some money! Sorry to say, Des Moines is definitely not a fashion capital of the world, or anybody's world for that matter. The mall was decent, but I couldn’t really find anything to spend my money on so I settled for a Polo button up and some fresh sunglasses to shield my eyes from the paparazzi I’m sure to encounter after I win nationals! (I can dream can’t I ,lol?)
Time really flew by today so by the time we got back to the hotel, we had our team dinner, daily team meeting, and then I chilled with more of my teammates while we watched a movie that we ordered on the hotel TV. Till next time…