Last Saturday was my first official meet of the year!
I left for Mt. SAC on Wednesday night since my coach, Lance Deal arrived early with the University of Oregon track team. My cousin Heather lives right outside of Walnut, CA and she let me crash at her house :) Thursday I met up with Coach and Brian Richotte (my college teammate) for a little throwing session before the competition on Saturday. It was just like the good ole' times; dirt field filled with weeds of every sort, coach napping next to the ring between throwing and BR on the search of his lost hammer ( I kid, I kid). After the throwing session I tagged along with coach and ended up at an amazing BBQ restaurant for dinner. I had dinner with some of the Oregon track girls, Robert Weir and Coach. The night was filled with stories from my college years, advice for the young guns coming out of college and lots laughter .
The next day I took my cousin Heather up on her offer to come help out in her class room. She has been a kindergarten teacher for the last 11 years and she is one of the best. I had an amazing time with the kids and was very surprised how independent they all are in her classroom. I am pretty sure if I ever wanted to be a teacher, kindergarten would be the only grade I could teach :) After a quick nap, my two cousin and I were off to a local fair. It was a great place to people watch and they had a pretty good pulled pork sandwich. After the a few song from the band, it was off to dreamland for me .
I woke up with a smile on my face and excited to see how far my hammer was going to fly. The BHP crew was back to chronicle the meet too. My warm-up throws felt great just like the practice session on Thursday; nice and easy and I was sitting against the ball. As the meet started, my sit seemed to float away into the thin air. Every other aspect of my throw felt great, just not the sit. I ended up throwing 223 feet and placing 5th . To say the least, I was a little mad at myself but excited for the next meet. My next meet is going to be in Ashland, Ohio and after last week practices, I am pretty excited to see what is going to happen:)
Hope everyone has an amazing Easter and you all find the golden egg!
“ Just let it happen” MB 4 Life!!!