Loree Smith (Trkgal08)



Phoenix, AZ

About Trkgal08:

U.S. Olympic hammer thrower and aspiring writer. I love reading and writing in my spare time when I'm not pushing heavy weights or throwing things really far. I want to be a positive role model and I hope my contributions to this sport are both on and off the field.

Trkgal08's Favorite Sports:

Track & Field

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Loree: A Skirt, A Hammer, A Life, and A Dream

This is the official blog of Olympic track and field athlete, Loree Smith. It covers day to day life, training, competing, philosophies, and generally anything that comes to mind that day.

A Dream Deferred: Post-Trials Thoughts by Loree Smith
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it e...[Read on]
Loree Smith: Outdoor Season is Almost Here! Training Updates
I’m getting so anxious for outdoors to get here and ready to compete.  It was weird not competing in indoors and I got tons of great messages from fans who said they missed me at indoor championships this year, but it was a good move for me to ...[Read on]
Loree Smith on Interest vs. Passion
The Superbowl is over.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen articles and heard radio shows talking about grown men crying after the game.   There were laughs at crying over a game, and if and when it was okay for a man to cry.  I find ...[Read on]
Loree Smith's Blog: Throwing in Extremes: A Guide of Sorts
…or how I’ve stumbled through so many different situations. The other day while throwing, I barely realized that it had warmed up to nearly 18 degrees (-7.9 celsius) that morning (rising almost ten degrees from the 8 it was when I was lookin...[Read on]
2011 USATF Annual Meeting Review
Many people are familiar with the sport side of track and field.  In fact, this being an Olympic year, exposure and interests is only sure to grow and peak.  However, something that many people may not be familiar with is the business side of tr...[Read on]
Loree Smith on Learning from Our Mistakes
My birthday came and went on the 6th… I’m 29 now… Sunday afternoons are some of my favorite times to train.  During the week, I’m constantly racing the clock to get to work, to get to training, to hurry and wait; my time is precious but it’s n...[Read on]
Loree Smith: Secrets of Success… not so Secret
A little birthday trinket from friends to remind me of what I'm training for! Everyone wants to know the secret to success, to being great.  We’d like to think there is a secret (and highly complex) formula that will amount to what we’ve always wa...[Read on]
Loree Smith: Learning to Enjoy the Process...and not buy shoes until I make the Olympic team
It’s the start of my full-time training season.  So far this off-season, I’ve spent a lot of time with myself, thinking about a lot of things, focusing on others, working and saving up some money/ paying off debts, but the thought of training, making...[Read on]
Loree Smith on Encouragement: A Little Goes A Long Way
A few weeks ago I was talking with a former teammate who hasn’t lost the desire to continue training though she’s been out of college a few years and overcoming some injuries.  We discussed how lonely it is without a team to push you, how hard it is ...[Read on]
The Show Must Go On
Nationals… On the surface another disappointment.  I went and under performed and am left with a sense of bewilderment as of what happened.  I was flat and slightly off timing but everything was so good leading up to the meet.  I still have some mee...[Read on]