I was so happy to see Bill again back at the track. He was away last week teaching a javelin workshop in Pennsylvania for other high school and university students. I trained three times with my training buddies while he was away but I have to admit I really missed having Bill there. We worked on everything that he asked us to do so I think he was happy about that.
Today there were a lot of ‘eureka’ moments for me. First of all, Bill brought back a javelin for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It’s funny how excited I was about buying a stick!!!! I love it and now I will be able to throw outside whenever I want once the ground thaws.
Secondly it was the first time I wore my new javelin shoes. They felt amazing!!!! I was more confident throwing and my planting foot was a lot more stable. I had to get new indoor shorter spikes since the ones that came with my shoes are for outdoor. I’ve never needed a tool kit with a pair of shoes before 🙂 I realize how lucky I am that my parents were able to buy these things for me and I really appreciate it. I want to get a job this summer so I can help with all these extra expenses. I’m lucky how supportive they are of all my sports.
We threw for about 2 hours and it really felt good. It was a challenge since Bill had all kinds of new drills from the work shop that he wanted us to try. I started out throwing really well and then he added some new foot work to emphasize certain aspects of the throw into the practice and that completely threw me off. Once I got the hang of it I had one of my best throws ever and it felt INCREDIBLE! Inside I was doing a little happy dance 🙂
My mom usually drops me off and then goes to work but I would love it if she could come and take some pictures of the group training since I would like them for my blog.
After javelin I went to taekwon-do to work on my patterns. I’ve realized that I’m stronger now and I have more power in my movements but I also have to make sure that I control all the strength and keep the beauty of the pattern. I love doing all this cross training and I am getting a lot stronger. My TKD training is helping my javelin and my javelin training is helping my TKD. I’m really happy!
It was a GREAT day for training!