The most immediate goal that has been on my mind since last year is focused towards the USA Cross Country Championships next month in Spokane, Washington. This 12k cross country race is something that I cannot wait to race and do well in. I hope to make a US National Team and represent my country in running. It would be such an honor and dream come true to achieve. There will be a few of us out there, and a buddy of mine lives in Spokane, so the experience is going to be great. The weather; God willing, should be miserable! Snow, windy and mud should prove to be a great cross country experience. And the training leading up to this race has been great! Mileage has been relatively high, but could be higher and the quality of the workouts has been great. Yet, my biggest problem has been rest. My recovery runs have been great, but the amount of sleep has been awful. I have about 5 weeks till the race and I need to incorporate more sleep into my training in order to make that team.