On Getting My Sh*t Together, Day 2

2x300m, done.

Listed out all my weaknesses that are stopping me from achieving what I want and decided to work on each and every one of them.

It’s always easier to stick to what you’re good at, it’s a lot more comfortable and familiar; but to get anywhere further, you need to be able to work at your weaknesses and forge them into your strengths.

I always feel a lot more comfortable in the weights room and practicing the throws where I can pretty much hold my own against the other decathletes (I used to be a thrower when I was younger), but it is the runs and the jumps that are holding me back.

Yes my times and distances are really wanting, so much so that it sometimes is embarrassing to be sprinting and jumping beside the other decathletes, but that is exactly what I have to do in order to get better.

“Unfortunately the only way to do it, is to do it.” – Fuzz, GB High Jump Coach.

So I got down and I did it.

Ran 2x300m off 10 min rest by myself in the morning. Pace is still a little slow but at least it’s back to my pre-exam state. Pushed myself during the 2nd rep and it sure did hurt by my standards.

Got myself an hour long sports massage after and it really loosened up some tight and sore muscles. My right hamstring (the one I pulled during Woodford) had a bit of scar tissue built up so deep muscle massages should help ease them away.

It sure does hurt and cost a bit, but what needs to be done has to be done, so I’m not complaining.

It sure does hurt, but it's a good kind of pain.

Going to make it a point to have two full stretching sessions daily (once in the morning and once before I sleep) to increase my flexibility and keep my muscles loose. That should help prevent injuries and improve my hurdles event as well.

One step at a time now, keep moving forward.

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