Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Moving Mountains

Today at the track, I sat back and looked at the people there. There were 5 Olympians 2 up and coming (Me and Marshevet) and 3 medalist (Michael Carter silver medal, Jackie Joyner-Kersey gold medals, Jon Drummond gold medals). Three different generations of Athletes! It is Amazing to be surrounded with greatness!

At church on Sunday I was reminded of God's plans and how to overcome Mountains! Mark 11:20-26

For as long as I can remember throwing the shot was easy for me. I didn't have to do a lot to win. As I got older my work ethic didn't change. People I normally beat I had to really work to win by inches and centimeters. My Sr. year in college I finished 5th at NCAA Nationals and 5th at U.S. nationals. I was sick! I knew I needed a new everything because it wasn't me. It was everyone else. I found a new coach did better to make the Olympic team in 2008 and the World team in 2009. After Worlds I started looking at where I was and where I want to be. I was ranked 7th but I want to be ranked higher. What I want, the most, is to be on the top of the podium! The #1 spot!

How do I get there?

I kept thinking I need a new coach. I got a new coach. Things was looking better going into indoor nationals. I get to Indoor Worlds and didn't make the finals. I was very disappointed. I sat back and started thinking again and I had to be brutally honest with myself! The problem wasn't the coaches the problem was ME!

I have been my biggest problem the whole time. I am the mountain and I didn't want to admit it. Who wants to be the problem? I didn't! I wanted everyone to fix me, fix the problem! But, I didn't want to fix the problem!

I understand that I have to grow up and take responsibility. I was the reason why I wasn't doing good! I wasn't eating right, going to bed, stretching, drills, and practicing the way I should. I wanted the coach to make me do it. No one can make me do anything I don't want to do! I had to want it!

Now I want it!

The last few weeks of my training has pushed me further than I have ever been pushed in my life! The work load was so heavy that every day I wasn't sure if I could get out of bed. I wanted to get the work in so, I found the energy and strength to get up every day! I try to make decisions that going to make me better. I'm not perfect at it, but when I make bad decisions I get mad at myself. Its a daily struggle that I pray about all the time!

Day by Day! Step by Step!
there are somethings that I can help!
Mile by mile! Inch by inch!
With Jesus it will be a cinch!

(Lol see I can write a little poetry)

Everything is in place and is waiting for ME! All I have to do is WORK HARD! Track is my life and nothing else, beside Jesus and Family, matters! Making sacrifices! My Momma always said that It's lonely getting to the top! But when you get there everyone will be there!

I am working hard everyday to be the best! Things may not happen when you want them but it will happen on time!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So Let Me Introduce Myself

I started thinking about my blog and what I should talk about. I thought it would be good just to introduce myself to those who don't know me. Ok here we go!

My name is Michelle Carter. I throw the Shot put. Shot put? Whats that? Glad you asked! Its a medal ball that you throw as far as you can. I Glide not spin!

Yes, My dad is Micheal Carter-Is that the guy who threw the shot really really far?- Why yes, as a matter of fact it is. He threw it 81 ft. 3in. Its been the National High School Record since 1979! (yea, my Dad is getting old). He also played Professional football for 9 years with San Francisco 49ers. He went SMU and graduated in 1984. He got a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics!

I started throwing in the 7th grade at Red Oak Jr high and went on to Red Oak High School graduated in 2003.I also, like my father, hold the national High School Record 54ft. 10.7in. I've won State in shot and discus all four years.

I attended the University of TEXAS! Go Longhorns! All day everyday! (clearing my throat) The REAL UT! (Get it right) Won 1 NCAA title in 2006. We the Lovely Lady Longhorns won NCAA Championship in 2005 and an Indoor NCAA title in 2006!

I graduated from the University of Texas in 2007 with a degree in Applied Learning and Development with a minor in Kinesiology.

I have a younger sister and brother. D'Andra (Dee Dee) Carter and Michael (Big Mike) Carter Jr. My mom name is Sandra Carter.

I was on the 2008 Olympic team (15th) and the 2009 World Championship team (6th) . I am ranked #7 in the world. Two time USA National Champion.

A few Personal things

-I am a Christian. I believe that JESUS died for my sins and rose on the third day! With out Him I would not be able to do what I do! He has bless me so much that all I can do is pass it on.
-I love to sing
-I love make up!
-I enjoy R&B and Neo Soul
-I love to Babysit! I love kids!
-I love Ice cream

That's all I can think of right now! Writing this blog has made me sleepy! Lol!
Please feel free to comment and ask questions!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Something new!

I have thought long and hard about this. I am bad with emails how can I keep up with a blog!?! I think that I can help someone with some of the things I may talk about.
One or two things can happen: 1) People would read it 2) people won't read it (shrug shoulders)

In my blogs I will talk about my training, things going on in the world, or something I just want to talk about!

I want to keep it as positive as possible. I know God has blessed me beyond measure, so I want to be able bless others in anyway that I can.

English was not my strongest subject. Please bare with me!