Lolo Jones: Overcoming Life’s “Hurdles” (Pun Intended)

Okay sports fans, Lolo Jones is beautiful…let's throw that out there and move on, so we can get down to business.

I remember her from her beginnings as a professional track athlete, hearing of her story of  a very rough upbringing, never really having a real home, having to work hard for everything she has accomplished.

However, I won't get "wordy" , I'll just let post some pics and quotes from the video embedded below, so Lolo can speak for herself…….

"I didn't make my first team, not even top 8 in the USA, most people would give up there……"

"I'm not top in the USA…. how am I  gonna be top in the world? I  kept going, and became best in the world….but I didn't get that gold medal"

"What gives me confidence, when standing against the best  hurdlers in the world, is that I have overcome so much"

"A year out from the Olympics these girls are running the World Championships, and I'm having spinal cord surgery, and I can't even walk"

"My failures have always inspired me"

"We've started at ground zero, and I've never had to experience that before, but now that I've been training…

….its kind of thrilling to see where I pick myself up from, and how much progress has been made"

"With each thing you overcome you get better"

"There have been things in life where I wasn't number one, and I fought, and clawed, and became number one"

"I'm not satisfied, I'm hungry, I know I've put in the work, I'm just ready to go out there and finally get what I've been working so hard for"

"I want at the end of the day, I want the kids back home watching..or anybody who's every had a dream to say, 'Man she worked 12 years for this medal that took her 12 seconds' "

"When I overcome those doubts and when I accomplish what I need to accomplish, there is no greater joy in life"

~stay healthy~

 

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