Yippie !!!!!!!!! Next weekend is Racewalking School in Carmel California!
Along with 35 other people from all over the country , I will eat, sleep and breath every aspect of this “not-as-easy-as-it-looks”, Olympic walking sport. For three days, we will be huddled and completely immersed in this strange but wonderful sub culture . We will attend indoor class rooms and outdoor track meets. We will be analyzed, scrutinized, drilled and critiqued. We will be taught by some of the best racewalkers in the world!
Whether we are National Champions or just starting out , we will all emerge from this camp……….. better and faster racewalkers.
Being the rather solitary and non-competitive walker that I am, I don’t get very many opportunities to be around or critiqued by other racewalkers , so this is a big deal for me. I look forward to it all year long. (Crossing my fingers that I’m breathing better by then..)
Last year I developed close relationships with so many wonderful people and I am so grateful that I’ve been given an opportunity to do it all over again. To spend an entire weekend with people who share the same passion for something , well…. its just awesome and it’s what keeps me going back.