Elijah Armstrong blogs from Great Edinburgh XC

Team USA member Elijah Armstrong has dealt with some challenges before even touching foot in Scotland. The Pocatello, ID senior will be keeping a blog about his travel and racing experience at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country event.

First day went awesome! If you like having your plane from Pocatello to Salt Lake City break, which then makes you miss your next flight. Then you have to drive to Salt Lake City! After which, the plane from Salt Lake City to Detroit breaks down which, yet again, makes you miss your flight to London! Oh, but it's even more enjoyable when you have to stay the night in Detroit and now you get to Edinburgh a day later than planned! But overall, it was a great learning experience and it taught me a great amount about rolling with the punches and counting my blessings! Now I'm staying positive and praying that all my planes work well! Amazing memories already being made!

Elijah Armstrong ran 15:13 to place third at Foot Locker Nationals in December.