Things aren’t exactly going my way in the pole vault department right now. I’ve had a “high sprain” in my left ankle (because my left foot doesn’t have enough problems as it is!) and I had to take last weekend off. With our detective work, we all think that I rolled my ankle a bit on one of my take offs at Tufts. I’ve been going in for treatment and icing as much as I can. It’s much easier to walk on, but jumping off of it is still a problem. So I’m working my way back to that, but I keep saying “I’m sure it’ll be fine by this weekend.”
Not only is the ankle a problem, whenever I seem to want to get to pole vault practice–my car won’t start. It’s been difficult to get to practices without a car…haha. I’ve been meaning to go practice with Brenner’s club since Dartmouth Relays — and I have my paperwork all ready and filled out!– but it keeps getting pushed back more and more.
But other than that the first week of classes went well, my 21st birthday was a blast, and I start being a PAID tutor today. So even though pole vault and I are in a fight right now, I’ve stuck to my New Year’s Resolution to “not sweating the small stuff”. A lot of things I don’t have control over, but I’m doing the best I can with the things I do have control over.
Now just crossing my fingers that my ankle will be okay to jump at Yale this weekend.