There's this GIANT meet tomorrow where all of the schools who know about this meet come. So, there's going to be, like, anywhere between ten and thirty schools competing. I'm a thrower now, so I'll be throwing. We have 11 girl throwers on our team, and only six of us are throwing. For each event, there'll be four people throwing. Two are in the "varsity" team, and two in the "novice" team. The "varsity" team is not necessarily made up of varsity people, and the "novice" team is not necessarily made up of novice people. The top two of each event are considered to be in the "varsity" team, and the next two people are in the "novice" team. Wow, that was a mouthful!
Anyways, giant meet with a ton of schools, and what will I be doing this whole time? I am proud to say that I'm on the "varsity" team for javelin, and the "novice" team for shot put. I know I PROBABLY won't place in anything because there'll be a lot of people, and all of them will be absolutely magnificent. I still will hope to do well, and even possibly beat my current PR! I know that my shot putting distance has been increasing with every meet, even every throw. I know that in one meet, I went from about 18 feet to 20, nearly 21 feet! That was the scrimmage, by the way. In the meet afterwards, or the one I had on Wednesday, I went from 20 feet to 22' 6". Yes, I know it seems a bit pathetic, but I shall be proud. Who knows, maybe after a few more meets, I'll make varsity (30 feet)!
Well, for javelin, which I shall just call jav because it feels a bit funky to call it by it's full name, I'm feeling pretty good about. The past week, I've been having relatively bad practices, and it's been evidently affecting my throws. I dropped about 20 or 30 feet by being moody. I tried to cheer myself up, but I just felt... Bad... No matter what I changed, I just wasn't able to get the jav to do what I wanted it to do, which was to fly straight, land well, and obviously go far. In practice on Monday, I continually hit myself in the back and my head with the jav and I got really frustrated. On Tuesday, I completely lost control of my jav and it flew left and right, cartwheeled in the air, and landed on its tail. This crushed my morale for Wednesday, and when that meet rolled around, I threw poorly, as the previous post states. It didn't help that the wind was blowing against me. Haha, well, "May the odds EVER be in your favor!" To be frank, the odds weren't in my favor. Because of my horrible throws and a few other hiccups on April Fools day, I was very upset and I just felt like I was complete rubbish at throwing jav. Well, I know that's not true, but I just felt like I could never get the jav to feel right ever again. On Thursday, I had the day off, so I had a lot of time to wallow in my misery. Eventually, I just kind of moved on this whole ordeal. Going to practice today, I was a little nervous because I didn't know how my arm was going to mess me up today, but surprisingly, it didn't do anything funky! It was straight, like it was supposed to be, and it snapped fast for my throw. I threw so well today, and I'm just hoping that wasn't pure luck. It greatly improved my morale, and I'm ready for whatever tomorrow THROWS at me. Haha, get it? Get it? Throws...? Yeah, okay, I know. Not punny enough, but at least I gave it a SHOT! Yeah, yeah, "Stop it with the weird puns and get on with your story."
So I'm ready. I've got this. This is kind of a prep talk for myself, haha, but I really need this. The thought of a lot of people competing in the same event as I will is kind of frightening me, but I shall try, put 100% plus some more, break a leg (or an arm) and execute my throws in a very manly manner (my coach says during jav practice, "With this sport, you can't be passive. You've gotta be... Less ladylike! You have to be manly, ya know? Like, grunt or yell or something after you throw. And when you plant your foot to throw, you've gotta KICK it to the ground with all the force you can put into it. Then you've gotta SNAP your arm and throw at the hot air balloon [<-what he says to tell us that we have to throw towards the sky], not at the ground. Got it?"). I'm going to put my battle face on (roar...?), get some war paint smeared on me (mud...), and charge down the field (like a man). Then, I'm going to throw, and my implement will go as far as it could possibly go, and then it'll land and I will beat my current PR! YES! THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN. I SHALL NOT TRIP. I SHALL NOT FALTER. I SHALL NOT DOUBT MYSELF.
I SHALL SUCCEED!