Well it’s time to get back to all the school work again. Classes started on Monday. So far, so good. Looks like my classes will be challenging but I think I’ll be okay. We’ll see. My winter break was good. It was really nice to spend time with my friends and family. Unfortunately, I only got to be home for 2 weeks. I came back to campus last week to practice before the Dartmouth Relays. Freshman housing wasn’t open yet, so I had to live with an upperclassman. That week there were basically only athletes on campus. It was kinda a boring week, I watched A LOT of movies haha, but it was nice to be able to spend some quality time with my team mates
The Dartmouth Relays were on Sunday, our first team scored meet of the season. The day started very early, 6:45am to pack poles, the bus left at 7am. I basically slept the whole 2+ hour ride there. Women’s pole vault started at noon so I started warming up a little before 11. We were done around 2:45, then I spent the rest of the day cheering on my team mates. We left around 6, hit traffic, and didn’t get home until about 9. But again, I slept basically the whole ride haha. What a LONG day! But it was a good day! I cleared 11’6″ and would have had 12′ if I moved up a pole. I came in 3rd and our team won over all! After watching the video from the meet I realized that I basically just have to be more confident meets. My vaults looked better than the did at our last 2 meets, but not as good as in practice. I also realized that my days of opening at 10′ are over.
Our next meet is on Saturday at Harvard. I will be opening at 10’6″ and try to have the confidence to move up poles more quickly and just vault like I do at practice!