My favorite time of year is the World Champ season. This is the time of year where I am able to forget everything in the pursuit of being 100% both mentally and physically. It’s a flurry of training camps, pace work, gear selection, receiving team clothing, figuring out your new teammates, trying to sleep 10 hours a day, and yet, we don’t do much at all. A social life is defined by your teammates, going out is an idea saved for the after party at Worlds, and the most exciting question is, “which airport am I flying into?” It only takes about 2 trips into LAX before that question isn’t very exciting. It’s a lot of exciting, a lot of boring, and it finishes in the most amazing setting at the World Championships.