So this week is insane due to tests, presentations, projects, etc. so i thought i would give an update as i procrastinate from studying for my calc test that is tomorrow, while sitting in chem lecture. my last final is may 13th, and i am both excited and sad to see my freshman year come to an end. When people told me college goes by so fast, i did not believe them, but having experienced it, i can’t believe its 1/4 over already!
Although track wise my year has pretty much sucked, i am kind of glad i got my injuries out of the way now, and hopefully the next few years will be injury free! i do come out of this year with the indoor school record, but i jumped it with unknown stress fractures the plus side is that my coach is trying to get my indoor season back so that i still have four full indoor and outdoor seasons of competing left. this is kind of up in the air though because i jumped in 4 meets this winter, and also jumped at Empire 8′s, which is just about half way through our season. So hopefully with a letter from the athletic doctor saying he prohibited me from competing is enough to get me my season back. and if i do the 5 year masters program at Stevens, then i will be here for another 4 track seasons!
As of Monday i have been cleared to start running again. Although i feel healed, i am somewhat afraid to start training again. If i am not totally healed and start running too early, the stress fractures could return right away and i will be out for another 3 months. I have been going to physical therapy to keep up my leg strength while not being able to run and jump, but that is now over and now it is time to start lightly running, biking, and slowly working myself up to be able to sprint down the runway again. Hopefully this fear of re injury will go away as i start training and i will be able to jump all summer in preparation of next indoor season.
As for my summer, I am applying to be a counselor for the summer program ECOES at Stevens, that i did as a junior in high school, and if i get that position, it is approximately 5 weeks that i will be at school counseling high school students. I hear from them either later this week or early next week, and i really hope i get the job. The rest of my summer will be spent at Patriot Pole Vault! I can’t wait to see you guys again and can’t wait to practice with the club again. it has been too long!