Saturday, May 21, 2016

Await the Fate

So here I sit and wait,
To learn my Olympic fate.
It's actually only been 7 days,
But has felt so long in many ways.
I raced in Yokohama last week,
but didn't get the podium I set out to seek.
I ended up in a sprint for fourth, fifth or sixth,
but sprinting too early meant the latter I picked.
I was the first American who hasn't already qualified,
Beating some stiff competition gave me pride.
But because of where I finished I didn't get auto selected,
So having a domestique for the Olympics is an option to be contested.
So here I sit and wait,
To learn my Olympic fate.
With people advocating for me left and right,
I realize how many people will put up a fight.
[Don't worry this is a joke it's not that bad, just taking advantage of a picture opportunity I had]
I watch the social media feeds feeling both amusement and love,
As people don't just push to have me there, they shove.
I have faith in the outcome though I don't know it yet,
And all the people who have been there for me, I will never forget.

So thank you for the patience during this time,
I hope to soon be writing a #Katie2Rio rhyme.
And to SRAM, Oakley and ROKA,
as well as Team Psycho, NYAC and HOKA,
Thank you for believing in me one hundred percent,
Through this mildly stressful event.


  1. Waiting you'll do for the good news coming.
    It's a tough time waiting to be told
    That to Rio you'll go and will be on the beach sunning
    On your way with Gwen and Sarah for bronze, silver, and gold!

  2. Katie,

    The NYAC has enormous pride
    In all your efforts, stride after stride.
    If you make it to Rio, as we're sure you will
    We will be behind you, wishing you well.

    Your fans at the New York Athletic Club.

  3. Congratulations, Katie! #RioandGold #threeonthepodium