Monday, August 2, 2010

Made The Cover!



People have a "bucket list" of things they want to do or accomplish by the time they die, well I can cross off making the cover of Track and Field News on my bucket list of things I want to accomplish before I retire.

I'm sure people might be wondering how in the world did it take me four days before I wrote a blog post on it, but trust, it would have only taken me four minutes, the only problem was trying to find a big enough picture of the cover. I only could save the tiny thumbnail picture from their website, so I stole this picture off of track and field news' twitter page.

My mom called me when I was in Cracker Barrel after practice ordering myself some dinner to go, that's how I found out. She asked me how come I didn't tell her the big news, I had no clue what she was referring to, but then she told me. I played it cool because I was in public and didn't want to cause I scene, but I rushed to my house to hop online and see.

I usually never pass go or collect $200 before I hop my stank behind in the shower, but that could wait this time. When I got to the website and scrolled to the bottom to see the magazine, I got super crunk, I started hollering and running around my house. I don't remember the last time I was that crunk, I mean I was on level 100! I don't think anybody in the history of Track and Field News has been more excited to be on the cover than me. I'm not even sure why it was something I deemed important.

Small things like that brings me a lot of joy. I think I brought up being on the cover of the magazine to everybody that works at Track and Field News. I thought it would be hard to make the cover because you don't see hurdlers on the cover ever. Only distance runners and Bolt really. The G.O.A.T. Allen Johnson only made it one time and that was in 2006, think of all the accomplishments he had prior to making it.

I really appreciate it in all honesty. Jon Hendershott has been a great guy and really has been giving me some pub since 2006 in the mag. He's one guy I really enjoy interviewing with. I said that I am going to buy 1000 copies of the magazine to wall paper a room in my house with, but I haven't even seen it yet, but you better believe I've been blowing up my local bookstores and Track Shack waiting for it to come it!

23 comments:

David Pickett said...

Congrats! D.O.

David Pickett said...

Congrats! D.O.

megs said...

Great Job Buddy! I like the wall paper idea... but I still want a signed copy. keep up the good work and I will see you onwednesday! Halla

Kimmy said...

Congratulations!!!…I believe you deemed it as important because you can Visually see your accomplishments. I’m pretty sure you’re going to rack up at Barnes & Nobles with tons of paperback. LOL I wish you much more success :-) P.S Cracker Barrel is Nasty <---Eww lol

NELLIE said...

Awwww. LOL! @ You hollering and screaming, wish I could of seen that. Any way's congrats David you put in a lot of hard work over the years. I think your truly getting to see the fruits of your labor. Keep up the good work and I am truly happy for you. When you wallpaper that room take pictures lol

Anonymous said...

The times just keep gettn faster, and faster! The world record is goin down very soon! I dint have a fish fry this year cuz I'm waitn til you are the world record holder so I can introduce you as such. Proud of you boi...
Uncle Steve in Denver

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Im'ma try to find a copy too! Big things are certainly poppin' -- keep it up! When is ur next race so I can tune in to universal sports??? :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats David. I read your blog every post. I am a huge fan. One thing i would love to know is your up coming meets. I've looked and looked and i usually check your blog every monday to see if you broke the WR. ha but please let me know or maybe make a link to where i could find it... Thanks a lot. Best of luck to you. Can't wait to see you break the world record! I know you will do it.


Micah in Indiana

Ms.Mia said...

WOW!!! Look at you. I honestly dont know why I'm surprised. It was time. My question is what took them so long?

jazzcyclist said...

You should contact Errol Anderson, the photographer who took it, to arrange to have a couple of enlargements made, since I'm sure your mother would want one. If you print from the original, uncompressed file, you can make a mural-sized print if that's what you want.

Claude said...

Are we to understand that Brenda got her copy of T&FNs before you got yours? Or are you saying she just read her copy before you had a chance to latch onto a copy yourself? Either way, this should let you know that the most important thing a true track fan does each month is read and re-read his or her copy of T&FNs! Also, save your duckets (money), you only need one really large copy of the cover to use as wallpaper.

Claude

kluoma99 said...

Congrats, you have been having a great year and deserved it. Best of luck the rest of the season.

Anonymous said...

congratulations! You are really impressive this year. If you enjoy getting a lot of exposure, I suggest you go to China. A lot of Xiang's fans have become your fans already. They call you "muscle man".

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LaLa said...

Amazing look! Congratulations.

Camilla said...

Just love this! Congratulations!! - Camilla

Anonymous said...

believe it or not, you are more famous in china than Gays even though he just beat Bolts.

Aunt Celest said...

What a year your having. Congrats to you!! Nice picture. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing that information to us.

~Lisi P. said...

Congrats!!! Too exciting. May God continue to bless you :)

wendi said...

Congrats!!!
you deserve all good things.
If you dream it you can achieve it!
I will definitely be picking up a copy!!!!

Wendi

mujozen said...

I bought two copies here in Eugene today!! Love this blog post...so awesome!

kidbeatz said...

Congrats D.O
Hahaha can't blame you for running round the house getting all silly and stuff ! Haha thats a massive achievment, b proud!

Miss One In A Million said...

Congrats on making the cover, David! You really deserved it. I just received my copy of the magazine. :)