I’d like to say it was the 22 hours of travel…Or the fact that I haven’t slept more than a couple of hours at a time since Wednesday. There are certainly very legitimate reasons why I didn’t feel at my best today and why I felt just a little disconnected the whole meet. Those two previous things could very well have something to do with it…or they could not. Either way it doesn’t matter. Sometimes we don’t compete as well as we’d like to. Such is life. Such is sport.
It wasn’t a terrible day at the office. I still did manage to jump 6.52m (21’5), but I felt like I had a lot of missed opportunities. I only had two fair jumps out of six. That’s not a great ratio. Especially since I ran through without jumping twice (along with two fouls). Russia is a long way to travel for two fair jumps, especially since there were better jumps waiting to make an appearance. (I just have a feeling!) Granted, tonight might not have been the night for me to jump a PB for the win, but I still would have loved to have a better showing. And in case you were wondering…the Russians went 1, 2, 3. I can’t tell you which Russians, necessarily, because it seems they’re always new ones popping up, especially at meets in Russia. They jump super far, sometimes they stick around, and sometimes they don’t. Just know that if they’re from Russia, they will know how to jump!
And in case you were wondering, I did find another videographer for the meet, although I hated to replace my old one. He was great…he just needs some more practice. There is a lot going on so it’s a little hard to see everything, but here is one of my jumps where I actually jumped. Of course, it could have been one of my fouls…who knows.