Today I competed in my first indoor track meet. I was only able to throw shot put since they can’t measure javelin or discus events. I’m working on a new throwing technique that will be ready by the summer but I’m still tweaking all the details. I had 6 throws. I was really happy that I didn’t foul (step out of the circle) and that all the distances were really consistent. Each throw was missing a little something for the ‘perfect’ throw. I felt a little diconnected. As I tweaked a mistake in one throw I found I had to tweak something else in the next throw. I guess it could be considered frustrating but I am excited that I’m figuring these things out on my own so I know what I have to do next. There is such a huge learning curve with throwing events. I was throwing with men and women who have been throwing for years so it’s always great to see experienced and talented throwers.
Last year in the regular season, I threw the 3kg and this year I have been throwing the 4kg. This meet was a good bench mark for the upcoming season and I have a lot of work to do but I am looking forward to it. I feel a lot stronger this year than last and I find I am improving at a pretty fast pace which is awesome. 🙂 I have been enjoying the winter season so much and am really pumped to see what will happen this year.
It’s great to see some friends compete as well. I go to school with Shelani Fernando and she is an amazing runner.