Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Off-Season Training

It's off-season training time! Most of the time I dread this part of the year. This year I am excited to set the tone for the season. The picture shows my "Im not in the mood to play" face. Lol! Thats going to be my new look to all of my distractions! I am not in the mood. Not today! Leave me alone! Rolling of the eyes! Yada yada yada!

Big goals require a plan. A plan requires a goal. To reach you goals you have to have work hard! Lets get it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I'm not so good at this blogging thing... I'm not consistent :( ..... But I do enjoy it :D.... I have so much to talk about that has happened this year.... I will have plenty of stories to tell about this coming year... It's going to be My Olympic Journey to London 2012.... I have big goals and dreams this year. I want to be able to let you in on my journey! Sooooo! I will try my hardest to keep up with my blogs and keep you informed.... I will be talking not just about track but about all the things that I enjoy... If there is anything you want to ask or something you want to talk about send me your ideas... Ill see what I can do!

Until Next Time


Saturday, June 25, 2011

2011 US Nationals/Season

I know it's been a long time since I've last blogged. Let me give you a recap on what has been going on.

This year I have been focusing on getting stronger and getting fit. Looking at what I did last year my dad and I decided to try something new. The reverse... For those who have no idea what the reverse is, its at the end of my throw I switch my feet to help me stay in the ring.

I worked it and worked it but it was improving. In the middle of all of that I had injured my shoulder and missed the indoor season. I felt that I was falling behind. When I was finally cleared to train I felt like I was starting over.

I kept trying the reverse and one day we came to the conclusion that the reverse was not for me. We decided to go back to what I know.

To be honest, I was worried that It was too late to make another change. My dad told me that it was going to be fine. I worked and worked and worked.

My marks this year were not my best. I wanted to do well at Nationals. I started to put pressure and stress on myself. To calm all of the extra nonsense that was going in my head, I told myself that my goal was to make the team. That's all I wanted to do. Make it to World Championships.

Before the meet my Dad and Jon told me that I was ready if I believed it or not. I chose to believe what they have told me. I knew that I was capable of doing well. Then I remembered the most important piece to my puzzle, Jesus. Philippians 4:13 says "That I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". I wasn't just limiting myself but I was limiting God.

I knew that God already worked it out all I had to do was trust him. So I went out and competed.

My first throw in the competition surprised me I threw 19.16 62ft 10.5in. I came back with my second throw 19.86m 65ft 2in. when I heard that I could not believe it. I was not expecting that! I thought to my self just keep your composure you still have 4 more throws. My last 4 throws were all over 60ft. It was the first series I have had all of my throws over 60ft.

Lets rewind a little.

The day before I was distracted by looking and comparing what I had to what others had. I prayed about it. Woke up the next morning and read an email that I normally wouldn't read. It talked about being humble and patient. All I could do was laugh because it felt like God had just checked me. It was like He said "Girl shut up! Do what you know to do. I got you. I'm glad you took time to listen to me today!". After the meet is when I realized how close I was to missing a blessing. Negative thoughts flooded my mind. Pride was rising up in me. I had to check myself. I think if I had not prayed about what I was thinking and feeling the results would have been different.

After the competition all I could do was tell Him thank you. I was not expecting to throw that far but He succeeded all of my expectations. I am so grateful!

As for the rest of the season....

I finished 6th at every single Diamond League meet. :/ It was a little frustrating. The I placed 9th at worlds... Disappointed there too!

Having the break through throw at Nationals showed me that I have so much more in me. I have to learn how to get it out!

I will to continue to work hard, after that work harder, then work even harder!