posted 03/29/14 at 3:44am
on Looking ahead to the Sweet 16
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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.
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|