This morning I was awoken by a soft tap on my door, followed by the door bell. And, like some internal signal my mind instantly wondered ‘Drug Testers?’ Clumsily, I ran down the stairs to open the door and I was greeted by 2 people adorning the CCES label on their jacket. Yep, they were here for my pee.
Now, I must say I was relieved that they had FINALLY come to test me. I tend to be tested quite frequently through the year – easily 15 times or so! However, it had been some time since they had made a random visit to test me. My fear was that they would come when I wasn’t home and I would have a missed test! (You are allowed only 3 of them, before receiving a formal ban!)
While I am in full support of Drug Testing, the problem I have is our need to account for our whereabouts 3 months in advance for every hour of the day. I couldn’t tell you what time I am going grocery shopping, when I am making visits to the coffee shop or what days I plan to be going on a date, much less predict an emergency run to Urgent Care to receive stitches. However, if a drug tester comes during this time of our “advanced planned schedule” it is a missed test. And unlike the testing for USA doping control officers are not allowed to call you, if you are not at your indicated location. Could you put a schedule together of your whereabouts for the next 3 months accounting for each hour of the day???
Ironically, I was approached by a television producer to be apart of a talk show to discuss drug in sports this week. While I love to walk the thin line of provocative topics, I turned it down. Frankly, I’m kind of tired of the negative stigma Track & Field seems to receive concerning drug abuse.
My only concern at this point is predicting my 3 months whereabouts, and hoping someone doesn’t show up when I’m in the shower.
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