“This feeling is going to motivate you for the next four years”. Lance Deal
As I walked away from the hammer area at the Olympic Trials, I was numb. I didn’t know what to think, what to feel or even what to say. All I knew was that it hurt, really bad. Essential I broke my own heart.
Even after a month and a half after the event, I still tear up when I think about that day.
Why didn’t I make?
Couldn’t tell ya. Their are a few factors that I believed played a roll in my performance but I cant look back on those. Looking back can only cause road blocks of the future.
In the grand scheme of thing, I just had one of my most successful seasons of my career. Two, almost three meets over 70 meters and my highest finish at an Olympic Trial. I can try to be disappointed in myself but I have worked so hard this past year on being positive and not getting in my own way, that being disappointed will only cause my mind to slip back down the hill. I know what I am capable of, so does my coach. That is all that matters and that is what is going to push me through these next few years.
So what am I going to do now?
I am going to have a lot of fun, that what 🙂 (coach prescribed) For the next two months I will be “resting”, code for doing all the things that I have held off from this past year. I have what you could call a Bucket List of activities that I want to do. I plan to blog about them so stay tuned!
Around October, I will lace up my throwing shoes and get back into the ring. Only after a week away from my hammer I miss it and cant wait to get back to spinning.
I cant thank everyone enough for all the cheers of support you have all given me this past year. Please know that I read all the messages and take to heart all the positive words of encouragement you all have given me.
For my family and friends, you all mean the world to me and I will forever be indebted to you for all the love you have given and showed me. But strap your boots up, you guys got a few more years of watching me spin in circles 🙂
Hope everyone is enjoying the Olympics so far! Finally Track and Field is on:)