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Another team for the books

June 27 2011

Who would have thought I’d be standing on the podium accepting a silver medal in the 200M less than 24 hours after getting last place in the 100M? I did. I thought it. And I was determined to make it happen. Yes. Me. 33 year-old Doc Patton. The omnipresent underdog. I thought it. And, you … More

365 days. What a difference a year makes.

June 22 2011

It’s hard to believe that one year ago today I was in Philly, in a hospital gown, with nothing between me and the knife but some pina colada flavored anesthesia and a 10-second countdown. I only made it 6, LOL. Yep. And I still have the email from Marcia, Dr. Meyers’ office manager, confirming what … More

New season. New website.

June 17 2011

Welcome to my new website yall. This is your one-stop shop for everything about me, what I do, and what I’m into. Blogs. Videos. Pictures. Whatever. It makes life simple. Let me know what you think, and be honest. I think I’ve got tough skin. I can handle the truth. LOL. Special thanks to my … More

Pay to Play. Rob the Child.

June 07 2011

I was watching the news a few weeks ago and they were talking about how one school district in DFW will require students to pay to play – a fee (up to $60) – to participate in extracurricular activities (sports, band, etc). They’re supposedly doing this to help close the education budget gap, and they’re … More

Perform Now. Pay Later?

May 27 2011

You go to work, clock 40+ hours a week, and when the first of the month rolls around…you DON’T get paid? Could you imagine that? I’ll tell you what. First of all, you probably don’t WANT to imagine anything so crazy. Second, doing so would probably cause you to drop a couple of four letter … More

Not Another Travel Story

May 13 2011

Yep. So I didn’t do too hot in Daegu. 5th place. 10.35. I’m better than that. I’ve run 10.3 with a bad body cramp. I need to get in the zone. I need to get my mind right. The whole Jamaica situation really threw me off. Now don’t get me wrong – I’m used to … More

My Jamaican Travel Nightmare

May 11 2011

Passports are generally important documents. If you don’t have one, you don’t leave the USA. Simple as that. So, when my 7:30 AM flight pulled into the gate at DFW last Thursday, and I didn’t have my passport – I had a BIG problem. No passport. No flight. No Jamaica International Invitational. Long story short … More

The Bag Life

April 18 2011

That title is not a typo. I’ll be living the bag life in a few weeks…country hopping and living out of a duffle bag until sometime in September. Living on the circuit teaches you humility because things are a bit different overseas. Over there you might have to pay…or squat to pee, the water is … More

Stay in Your Lane …

April 08 2011

I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted my next blog to be about. I want to keep things interesting, and I want my blog to be different from what you’re used to. You can read about what I’m doing and where I’m going on Twitter, and you can ask me questions and see … More

Cosign on the Dotted Line: Why You Should Obey Ato Boldon’s List of 10 Things Retired Athletes Know that Active Ones Don’t

March 29 2011

I wrestled with this one, but after reading Ato Boldon’s list in my timeline about three times, I had to share a little bit of my own experience with a few of them. And for the record, I prefer calling them the Track & Field 10 Commandments – because I believe that they are words … More