posted 03/07/14 at 3:29am
on USWNT: USA Draws With Japan in Algarve Opener
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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.
|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]|
|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]|
|This is the 19th week since my surgery. Honestly, I forgot to count for the last few and have had to check on my phone. That makes me really happy! I went back to Chula Vista for a few clinics and a check-up with my surgeon, had a blast,...[Read on]|