Kara Patterson (KPjaveliner)



San Diego, CA

About KPjaveliner:

Originally from the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, I love family, friends and working hard to accomplish my goals. I spend as much time outside enjoying nature as possible, but highly enjoy lazy TV days when I need them too. I look forward to pursuing other interests besides javelin in the future!

KPjaveliner's Favorite Sports:

Aquatic, Bodyboard, Kitesurf, Paddle Board, Mountain Bike, Fishing, , Men's Football, Gymnastics, Olympics, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Track & Field, Beach Volleyball, Downhill, Ski Jump, Camping, Canoe, Dance, Hike/Backpack, Kayak, Outdoors/Adventure, Polo, Scuba Diving, Skydive, Table Tennis, Water Ski, Yoga

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Kara Throws Javelin

The American Record holder in the javelin shares about everything that goes on in her professional javelin thrower life; injuries, training, competition, friendships, hardships, and victories, plus rest and recreation.

Texas Relays via @Karathrowsjav
I just drove back into Colorado Springs after spending two weeks in Austin, Texas in preparation for the 87th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays!  Yes, I drove down there because a) plane tickets were super expensive, b) oversize baggage fees for ...[Read on]
Nerves @karathrowsjav
I’m opening my season on Friday morning!!!OMG, I’m opening my season on Friday morning.Mike A. Myers StadiumRemember how I said I’d shout my schedule from the rooftops, and do it early?  I do too, and I’m sorry that I’ve...[Read on]
2013 via @karathrowsjav
Merry Christmas!!  I've written a lot of reflective posts in the past year, as surgery and the subsequent recovery makes you look at where you've been and where you're going while challenging you in the present.  This is slightly different, as i...[Read on]
2014 via @Karathrowsjav
Since July, I've camped, road-tripped, backpacked, fished, photographed, played card games, seen old friends, made new friends, and slept to my heart's content.  I started bodybuilding (higher volume lifting with specific recovery times and such...[Read on]
Season wrap-up! via @karathrowsjav
So my short, somewhat-miracle of a season has come to a close!  My bronze medal at USAs this year allowed me to chase the World Championships A standard of 62.00m to potentially make my third Worlds team and travel to Moscow, Russia.  I was full...[Read on]
USAs and Iron Wood (via @Karathrowsjav)
  I COMPETED!  photo by Becky Miller2013 USATF National Championships happened in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake University on June 20th.  When I say, "I competed," I don't just mean that I threw in a competition.  I was absolutely t...[Read on]
Expectations (and Gratitude) via @karathrowsjav
I throw at USAs tomorrow!!!!!!I really can't believe I'm returning to competition in less than a day.  As long as this row has seemed to hoe at times, I've really had an awesome, awesome year.1. I seriously love rehab.  Like, I actually enjoy it...[Read on]
NOLA via @Karathrowsjav
I finally went to visit Ty at UNO!  He was hired as the head coach there last fall, and has done a super job setting up a brand new track and field program.  Two of his athletes head to the NCAA East Regional this weekend, and he's set to welcom...[Read on]
The Tough Times via @karathrowsjav
Huckleberry, one of Drake's most beautiful bulldogs!I traveled to Drake Relays last week to hang out with the awesome ASICS people, cheer Russ and all the other competitors on, and see my Mom and Grandpa.  It turned out to be such a fun week, but it ...[Read on]
Questions, Answered (via @karathrowsjav)
Photo by Russ: My first week of ball throws in Chula Vista! The two questions I had on my page recently were from Sebastian Alexander Miller and Sean Elkinton.  Sebastian asked what my plans were for this year and whether or not I would be ...[Read on]