I was really rooting for Lolo Jones to win the womens 100m hurdles race. I read about her inspiring story from being a homeless teen in Iowa to becoming one of the fastest hurdlers in the world. But all it takes is one bump in the road, or in her case, one hurdle to shatter a lifelong dream. She was so close to winning a gold medal. So close!
Yet Lolo still has a lot to be proud of. She overcame some tough circumstances, worked really hard and got the privilege to represent her country on a world stage. I hope she remembers that. But I know this loss is going to sting for a while. Darts in the heart usually do.
[Hat tip to Heidi]