By Kimmy Moss, Broadside Correspondent

You may know me as the future 800-meter U.S. Olympian in the 2012 London Games, as you may have read in the paper a few weeks ago. While it is quite an accomplishment, considering the fact that I was able to qualify easily, one must ask, “Really? Craigslist?”

Before I go any further, though, please, please tell me that you realized the article published two weeks ago about how I’ll be competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics was completely false. Other than lifting the minivan over my head, that is.

Obviously, that was fabricated too. Regardless, how cool would that be?

Anyway, just to clarify: hopefully you were clued in to the fact that the Olympics article I was featured in was published in the Roadside, a parody of Broadside, as an April Fools’ week treat. And hopefully you enjoyed it.

Even though, from a personal standpoint, that article only slapped me in the face with the reality that I have not reached a lifelong dream to participate in the Olympics — thanks a lot, Roadside — it has, on the bright side, provided a nice transition for me to start writing for Broadside.

However, before I begin, I will tell you all a little more about myself. As a communication major at George Mason University with a concentration in journalism, I do a fair amount of writing for all of my classes.

My interest in journalism goes back to my high school days, where I served as the sports editor of my school paper, The Spartan.

While I enjoy writing all types of articles, including news, sports and feature stories, the part I enjoy the most is interacting with other people to create the foundation behind any story.

Actually, that is probably a lie. What I honestly enjoy more than anything else is running and playing soccer. But I will admit that collecting my thoughts and writing about things that will spark interest from others is something I like to do with the time I have lef over from working out.

Simply stated, what I really hope to get out of future columns is to make people smile. Sports are fun, and athletes are funny, whether they intend to be or not. I hope to capture the quirkiness and excitement behind the little things that happen in sports, and to share this experience with you in this column.

In actuality, I feel that the pleasure in participating in any sport comes from the process, not the outcome.