The Waiting Game

This is killing me!  It’s quite ironic that I can spend 13 hours and 51 minutes swimming, biking, and running but I can’t wait 11 days for an email…

Now that I’ve gone through the USAT Level I Coaching Clinic, I’m in a holding pattern.  I’ve done the exam, I’ve submitted my signed Code of Ethics, and I’ve submitted my CPR Certification.  I’m now waiting on the written, short answer questions to be checked.  I CANNOT TAKE IT!

Today is the seventh business day which the slide presentation said to allow for the grading to take place.  Unfortunately, I’m trying to register for the Youth Certification Clinic in Boston which is currently open to all certified coaches since they did not exceed the limit yet.  The kicker is that I cannot register for the clinic until I am a certified coach.  Therefore, this nail-biting, agony of waiting!

I truly want to be the best youth triathlon coach possible for the Augusta Dream Team Youth Tri Club.  I want to afford them every possible piece of knowledge that I can gain and not cause any harm to them.  And even better, I hope to help them make friends and learn to live a healthy lifestyle.

Unfortunately for me, it is quite difficult to wait so long in today’s world of instant gratification.  Both professional certifications I’ve achieved, you simply got that “holy ****” feeling that your stomach was in your throat after completing the exam, clicked “submit”, and *poof*, you knew whether you passed or failed.  Through this certification process, I did get that feeling after the multiple choice exam, but now await the short answer and training plan portion to be graded.  I JUST CAN’T TAKE THE SUSPENSE!

The first few days were ok.  I would check on it daily and see if there were any changes in the test results.  Alright, who am I kidding?  I was checking it, probably, every four hours.  Even on the weekends, as if the grader works 24-7…  Then, as the days continued on, it became checking every three to four hours.  Ok, you got me again.  It was more like hourly.  Again, I act as though the grader is working 24-7…  Now it’s been business days six and seven.  I won’t lie; I’m practically checking it every 30 seconds.  I cannot take it anymore!

It’s such a stupid, immature behavior.  I know!  The logic part of my brain says, “hey, you’ll get an email once you’re test has been graded.  Why are you stressing?”, “you realize the slide in class read, ‘time permitting’ after the ‘seven business days’ part”, and Meghan did say, ‘I have 400 re-certs to get through.”  On the other hand, the passion part of my brain simply screams, “I NEED TO KNOW NOW!”  Ugh.   Shut up passion part, just shut up.  I want to do this for the club so bad and DO NOT want to travel to Portland, Oregon to take the next class.


2 thoughts on “The Waiting Game

  1. Patience, young Jedi. All things will work out.

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