I saw some great things this week, and have seen some amazing things this year. Maine is really starting to rise as a Track and Field power house. There are so many people in the top 50 lists of the US that represent Maine and it's amazing really, also, there's a few in the top 5 in their respective events, and that's something to really be proud of. I hope everyone is enjoying their indoor season and competing their hardest.
As for me, though it may seem like I'm still the guy with a smile on my face, and though it may seem like I'm taking the injury well, I'm just not. This is a sport, and in sports people get injured, that's just the way it goes, but it's an awful feeling going to meets, watching my favorite sport, and not being able to be a part of it. Not being able to wear the "Riots" across my chest, and contributing to our team..It just feels like I'm not even part of the team anymore, as if I have no value. All I've ever worked for was for this year, senior year of throwing, working toward being the best I could be, but just like that, indoor has come to a close for me.
I have faced a lot of adversity in my life, and to be honest this is nothing compared to other things, and the only way to deal with this situation is to come back, work harder than ever, get healthy, and show everyone what I can do. I will always come back stronger, and nothing, I mean nothing whether it be a person or a situation can stop my drive and motivation to reach my goals. I set goals for myself this year, and that's that, and my goal is to throw 70 feet, and I WILL do it. 21.33 Meters, 23.33 yards, 840 inches, 2133.6 centimeters, what ever way you want to look at it, I'm breaking that barrier, and this arm injury isn't going to kill my drive, my will to compete, or my motive to be the best.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This runs through my head constantly, and I know with being smart with the healing process, working hard and doing all I can do, along with the lord being on my side, I can't fail.
I hope everyone is having a great break with their families, and I'll keep you all posted on how my arm is doing.