Alright, so the first meet can only be summed up in one phrase: I choked.
How many times have I heard that the biggest problem in vaulting is “between your ears” ? Well, Saturday certainly proved it. I guess that was the part of me that is out of shape.
As angry as I was after getting a big NH next to my name Saturday, I realize that I caved to pressure. Thinking about it a couple days later, I had already lost that meet even before I stepped on that runway. Sure, my body felt great, but my head was not in the right place.
Being the only female vaulter for UMass Lowell, I feel like I really have something to prove. When I don’t feel like I’m proving myself–I freak out. I really wanted to do well for everyone else to prove that I’ve been working hard and I deserve to be there. That’s not the kind of thoughts I should be having. Of course I deserve to be there! What the hell is that? This isn’t about everyone else. It’s about ME.
You’re not pole vaulting for anyone else. It’s for you. Now get it together and have some fun
Time to regroup & refocus. Minor stutter at the start. We move on. Harvard Invitational on Saturday. Let’s do it