Finally our season has officially began and we are allowed to do event specific work, which means pole vaulting!!! however our first day of the season we decided to walk to reggie and do 8×200 sprints, so much fun. and it turns out every monday we get to do 8×200 and they keep getting faster and faster. not to mention after that we have to go lift. However, tuesdays and thursdays are our jumping days. I remember complainging to doug about stiff pole drills and how boring they are… apparently they are very useful. All we do is stiff pole and work on getting or form perfect and balanced, it can be very frustrating but you keep diong them none the less. Wednesday is a crazy workout day for me because i have a long jump/sprinting work out at noon, vaulting drills at five, and lifting at 6. fridays are our “break” if you will. It is normally a poole workout early in the day and then lifting at 2 or 5, whatever fits your schedule. And with all this going on, i have school on top of it.
Classes are pretty intense in the health fields. I got through midterms very stressed and tired, but okay. Now for some reason i have alot of papers due, random quizzes and not to mention only a month until finals! Its a fun life let me tell you. The one thing i have learned is try and finish an assignment right when you get it and do not wait for a deadline. As much as you hear this, trust me it works out better in the end.
As scary as it sounds i have a life apart from school, track, and sleep… I also eat! No but really i have made tons of new friends and we are always doing something fun. Last weekend we went to the aquarium and imax theatre in 3-D, And it was so much fun. We also decided to make our hallway into a slip and slide at about one in the morning this morning, granted this started from a water gun fight. Oh how i love college. It is huge to have friends at school because they are going through the same stresses as you are and just about everyone is trying to get rid of it, thus you can find fun things that do.
On a final note, I have some wisdom on competetion. In sports a lot of time is spent on comparing yourself to others and their accomplishments and weighting how good you are. I dont recomend this. Everything you do, training or in a meet, should be as hard/good as you yourself can do. While its nice to use others to push ypu, i dont recomend comparing yourself to them. This goes for the same in schoolwork. Dont compare your grades to everyone else in the class. Your grades should be as high as you can get them. This isn’t easy, but nothing is, it is sure determination and effort that will bring you you to great accomplishments in your life.