Well, things haven’t been going as i wanted for my first indoor season. Since the meet that i broke the school record in, my shins are back to hurting, and worse than ever. I have jumped in 3 meets since then, each time barely making my opening height. My heights keep getting lower and lower. After 9′ 4″ i went 8’6″. Then the next meet i went 8′ 4″, and at empire 8′s, despite coming in 4th and getting 4 points for my team, i only jumped 8′. I have seen the sports doctor that visits campus, and he has sent me for x-rays, that came back negative, and now i am going for an MRI this week. I am on anti-inflammatory medicine as well as pain killers. The doctor says he will not medically clear me until we figure out what is going on and i am pain free. And, it is definately more than just shin splints. Considering the doctor has no idea what could be wrong, and the fact that he will not medically clear me to run, the chances of me competing again this indoor season is very slim I am upset because i wanted this to be a great first season, and i wanted to keep re-breaking the school record. I may just have to wait until spring to set new records :/
However, the girls team came in 3rd at Empire 8′s last Sunday. It was a fun meet. We took a bus up to Rochester, a nice 7 hour drive each way, and the meet was at RIT. I got to see my cousin Rachael, and my aunt and uncle. The girls broke many school records at this meet…5 i think…and we had the best showing ever in school history. And, I was the first women in Stevens history to pole vault at Empire 8′s. haha.
Well, I am hoping the MRI shows what is wrong with me and hopefully I can get back to vaulting pain free asap. Until then, good luck to everyone else, and maybe I will see you at some meets…
BTW…I am most likely going to watch our team at a meet in Springfield on Saturday. If anyone is going, let me know. It would be exciting to see some Patriot vaulters. It has been tooooo long!
and…i just remembered…at the meet there was this woman who was sitting on the bench at the pole vault pits and my cousin Rachael looked over, and said to me “Rebecca, is that Jenn Stuczynski over there?” I looked over and was like, “no that doesn’t look like her”. Although the man sitting next to her looked very much like her husband Rick Suhr. And after thinking about it, she did slightly look like Jenn Stuczynisk…So i may have been 5 feet away from her on Sunday. haha!