18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

18' 1" Olympic Trials 2008

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Competition Time Again

           August has been fantastic. I spent most of my days hanging out with family and friends, and deciding which adventure tomorrow would bring. In and out of Auburn and the house, I’ve used it more as a storage unit and travel hub. For awhile there, I was actually feeling a bit weird, and without purpose, I knew that I needed some sort of goal or project to challenge me and return me to a sense of purpose. Saying no to every outside opportunity that came my way for the past 12 months, in an effort to remain on the task of training harder and smarter than ever, I feared as my main and sole purpose came to end all those opportunities that came my way were missed.  It was a small voice inside filling me with doubt, but its presence still an annoying itch I was unable to scratch. I knew if I stayed positive and open to the possibility of projects coming my way, they would show up as they always have in the past. They are all starting to appear at once, and with them my state of overall emotional well-being has sky rocketed.
            Tomorrow I fly out to link up with a friend and former athlete to head to Pueblo Colorado for the State Fair Street Vault. I haven’t jumped from a competition run since July 30th. I did take some decent short run jumps one night while my brother was in town a few weeks ago, because I wasn’t going to pass on that opportunity, but I’m a little curious to see how this competition turns out for me. I’m excited for the travel and being reunited with my vault buddies and former athletes, it is a very well put together meet, and always a good time. I really hope that I can put up a good performance and entertaining show, but mostly I’m just going there to have fun. So I’m headed out back after lunch to charge down the runway from 127’ with some 16’5” poles to see if I can pop over a few decent bars. Good or bad, this session won’t effect my confidence or enthusiasm for the weekend to come, I just figured I ought to get out there and clean some rust off the gears.  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer Video Blog

      I know I haven’t written in awhile, and I apologize to those of you that stuck around. The main reason I continued to decline to do so was the fact that I have been spending most of my time in areas where I have a fairly difficult time accessing the internet, and as for my cellular device, well it hardly works in major cities, let alone out in the hills, and to be completely honest with you, there were days when I thought that I was done posting to this blog for good. But I’m back, this week at least, and I have learned many valuable lessons in my time away. Hosting the least amount of competitions I have attended in a summer since 2003, I took the time for myself, and have been going out and doing all the things I have missed over the years. With the end of this chapter, a new kind of journey awaits me, and there is plenty of positive to ramble on about, but for now I thought I would give you a visual aid. This is my short and sweet Summer Video Blog. I hope you enjoy it.

Typical technology, google is not allowing me to post this video on the blog for whatever reason. So this link will take you to it.