Ah, yes... the LEADERBOARD. That wonderful and fearful place where you can see how you stack up against your friends and complete strangers in your box, your region and the world. Fists raised in celebration as you see you've out competed so-and-so. And then head droops as you see you've been best my
For months I've openly talked about my goal (dream?) to qualify for the next level of competition... as a masters athlete, that means I would have to place in the top 200 in the world in my age group. TWO HUNDRED. Sounds like a lot of people. Until I see my placement on the leaderboard. After 15.1 and 15.1a, I was ranked at 722. That's a long way from top 200. But considering there are approximately 10,500 women in the 40-44 year old division, I guess 722 isn't too bad.