(A packed stadium and some enthusiastic fans...it was great!)
For those of you who are not true friends or track enthusiasts and chose to NOT tune in to NBC today...shame on you! For those of you who did though, even if it wasn't just for me, thank you. It makes my day when you remember that I actually compete for a living and don't just spend my time modeling bathing suits. :) I am also relieved that I got a little bit of air time without having to bribe the cameraman. I don't know about you...but I think it was the socks!
I don't normally do post-competition analysis or delve into my performances too deeply, because lets face it...it's really not that interesting and you can look up those stats just as easily on your own...but I am making a slight exception this time around. For starters, I jumped a personal best today. 6.72 meters, which translates to 22'3/4. Yes, it was by one measly centimeter, but that measly centimeter means the world to me. I now have the A standard for World Championships, which was something I desperately needed to get out of the way and achieve. So...I did it and that makes me happy! I am also jumping very consistently which is a huge confidence booster for me and helps me believe that I am right on the brink of doing some big things. Also, if you happened to be at the meet and could reaffirm to me how ridiculously far my 4th jump was that was barely a foul, I sure wouldn't mind!
Thanks again for all the encouragement and well wishes because it truly means a lot to me. Now it's time to get ready for Pre next weekend!