One more week of class and then a week of finals (of which i have the last possible final date and will be back on the 19th at 8pm) i am getting rather restless and ready to move onto my new classes (chemical engineering 2, biological anthropology, comparative literature of international short stories, physics 2, and multivariable calc, yes all very fun and exciting sounding)
as far as practice goes i have been struggling a bit. Between excessive engineering presentations every day last week and being sick and whatnot i felt like i have not been accomplishing a lot. also i felt as though whenever i was there the vault coach wasn’t and when i wasn’t he was. i was getting rather frustrated and unmotivated. that was until today. practice started poorly, although i was finally there at the same time as my coach, i was getting off the ground about 0% of the time. as practice wore on i got a little aggravated, i was told to keep my focus and that it would come to me eventually. i moved down a pole, got in the air, then the next jump i went over the bungee. my coach could see that i was still not fully confident so after everyone had stopped vaulting he challenged me to an impromptu meet, against him. and out of nowhere i was doing much better than I have been on a bigger pole than i had been on for the majority of the year. i ended up losing but i had a lot of fun and it got me to remember how enjoyable vaulting is and how great competition can be when you have fun with it. so to all of you that may be losing focus and or faith in the vault, stick in there, it always finds a way back to you.
good luck with finals other collegians, and happy winter to all!