I’ve had such a fabulous time vaulting lately. I’m no where near perfect (ask Iggy and Coach Ken) but I’m so happy that I’m finally starting to do things right!
1. I’ve started actually running. That doesn’t mean Coach Ken doesn’t still make comments about me being slow. I am still slow on occasion, but there’s actually some oomph to my run now!
2. I’ve learned the magic of actually planting the pole with my arms up and not just flinging myself towards the planting box. Get this- IT WORKS. I’ve had poles that I thought I was blowing through, but it turns out I just wasn’t planting right and harnessing the power.
3. Coach Ken makes really really really good food.
4. I know there is something to be said for quality not quantity, but I’ve been having longer pole vault practices lately. I used to feel bad whenever my mother would take me to practice at patriot and I wouldn’t vault for long, but now I’m taking advantage of the two days of the week I get to actually be with pole vault coaches.
I’m really excited to get going with outdoor competitions, but alas, I won’t compete again until March 31st. So until then- lots of pole runs, pole plants and work on my swing (ex. I said to Coach Ken at Harvard today “So THAT’S what a swing is supposed to look like?!”)
And I’m also super excited to keep being rewarded with Coach Ken’s food. If you haven’t had it, you’re seriously missing out.
Peace Love and Vault