Big thanks to KUSI from coming out the the Olympic Training Center to do a segment on myself and the hammer! Had a great time and they caught a few of my throws. Enjoy:)
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
You see, I have an imagination that can go on for days. I can make up the best of situations or the worst of situations. It can be good but can also be exhausting. If I ever get going down the worst case scenario path, it takes a lot of effort to pull myself out of it. If I would just see situations, people and moods for what they are, my mind will stop spinning (just my body..ha) and my mind will be at ease.
Along with this resolution, I promise that I will keep y'all updated on how my life and training is going. 2014 ended great with where I am at in my training and 2015 is looking to be a special year for me.
And as I promised Fleshman, I will write about my beach adventures~
Cheers to 2015! Let's make it better than the last :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I can't believe that it is almost that time of year again to get back on the "training" horse. This summer has been a busy one for me and one that I will never forget. To keep my fingers fresh for up coming blogs, this is a picture blog. Enjoy!
|After US Nationals, I headed up to Canada for the NTL Series. I competed in Edmonton and Victoria. Consistence at 68 meters in each meet and had a great time catching up with my friends to the North. Picture is of the track in Edmonton, Alberta.|
|"Distance does to love what wind does to fire, extinguishes the weak and fuels the strong" Picture is from 30,000 feet in the sky and I think over Texas.|
|Had to go see all my family and friends at OMBAC OTL. Hard to explain the game, so just google it.|
|Telluride, CO...enough said! HA. Cannot thank my BFF Kara Winger for not only having me in her wedding but picking one of the most beautiful places in this country to get married in. Picture of the Rocky's with Kara and Maggie Myers.|
|Day after the wedding I drove to Colorado Springs to see my buddy Dana Lyon and pay my respects to her late husband. Picture above is from the Air Force Academy. The grounds in-between the squadrons (dorms). RIP CAPT. David Lyon.|
|Gotta love the Blue Angels. Feel in love with them when I was a kid and sooooo happy that they made their was back to the Miramar Air Show.|
Friday, July 4, 2014
It was this time last year that I was sitting in the San Diego Airport on my way to Canada asking myself “Can it be true?”
Getting ready to board the plane in my fresh Oiselle duds, I kept thinking “Are they really going to sign a thrower? I know nothing about running other than I try to do as little of it as I can.”
Heading up to Canada my Twitter feed, Facebook page and Instagram blew up. Tweets of “Good Luck”, “Throw the rock”, “Thrower Love” came pouring in. I was shocked, not only by the social media love but they had not forgot about me.
I competed in the Gray Shimmel in Vancouver and Victoria, proudly. A sponsor and myself had finally come together after 7 years of being a “professional” athlete and joined forces.
Now this is where the waterworks begin. Passion and strength is what Oiselle and I share. Passion for this sport we love and strength because we are going to succeed no matter what. Oiselle came into my life when I needed support the most. From getting to meets, to the emotional support, to all the amazing clothes; that night at the bar made a HUGE impact on my journey to Rio.
So as I sit here in the Denver Airport I have to stop and smile. I not only have my friends and family behind me but I have a flock of ladies that will only help me soar to new heights.
Thank you ladies and cheers to the amazing times to come.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Sacramento holds a special place in my heart. Here at the 2004 Olympic Trials, I got my first taste of being a senior/elite athlete. A taste that has never left my body and has only become richer through the years.
Cheers to all that are competing this week/weekend. To my Oiselle peeps, I will be cheering loud...cause I don't know how else to cheer for ya;).
See you all at the hammer ring bright and early Saturday morning!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
One topic has been stuck in my head for the last few days, and is something that I feel is important to blog about; drugs in my sport of track and field.
I can't imagine the reasoning that goes on in an athletes mind when they justify taking a Performance Enhancing Drug, or PED. But, I can tell you why I never have, and never will: My integrity is worth more to me than an Olympic medal.
It seems to me that integrity gets lost when ones dream becomes an obsession, when an athlete's mind can't see past their immediate goal, when they want their dream to come true, too soon.
PEDs are short cuts. Short cuts that not only hurt athletes in the long run but hurt the sports that we love.
Is there a solution to this problem? I hope so.
This situation that my sport has to deal with is nothing different from any other Olympic sport. Every athlete has an obsession with their sport. If they didn't, they wouldn't be on the Olympic path. Some athletes deal with their obsession is a healthy way, and some do not. Athletes either decide to let their body's develop through intense training, while others become impatient, or greedy, and attempt to speed up the process with illegal performance enhancing drugs.
So, here is my testament to the world; I have never ingested or exposed my body to any performance enhancing drugs. Period. Never will.