Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! I know I did... I spent Thanksgiving day having an awesome lunch with friends and professors from ETSU, saw Harry Potter, got to catch up with some long lost buddies, spent an odd hour in Wal-Mart, and played Operation (the real old school board game) with Geoff. Couldn't ask for a better day. The rest of the weekend was spent in Morristown at the NBL National Race for Geoff and the rest of the Blue Chip team. Geoff raced well, and I had a blast hanging out with the rest of the team and the friends and family that came by to support him. I wish every weekend could be this awesome. Now it's back to training. I'm starting to get very excited for the upcoming season... It's just a few weeks away!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I made the paper!

An awesome journalist in Boone wrote an article about me this week in the High Country Press. For all of you folks in Boone it will come out in tomorrow's paper. But you can check it out online too...

Monday, November 15, 2010


I know a lot of people have had this on their blogs lately... But I think it is worth another post!

And I would like to give a huge congratulations to the ETSU Mens Soccer team (and coaches!) on their big conference championship this past weekend. A huge win for such a young program.

Training has been going very well lately. All of my vaulting has been from 2 steps, or 1 left, which has proven to be very challenging. But I think it's going to be immensely helpful once I get back to a longer run. And I think I am able to do more things on the top of my vault now than I was even a few weeks ago. I still have a lot of room to improve, but now I definitely feel like I can get where I need to be. Here is some footage for you to check out:

Unfortunately for now, I have picked up the seasonal bug from some of the little ones that I coach in the gym. Hopefully it will pass in a day or two, but until then I'll just have to struggle through. Hope all of you can get through the season without catching this!

Friday, November 5, 2010


It's November now... And with November in Boone comes SNOW!! :) It's good to see the stuff again. Bailey and I had a gorgeous drive through the mountains in the snowstorm tonight. I love how quiet snowstorms are... Don't you?

Something else has come along with November this year: A totally revamped training plan! We've had some awesome discussions lately about my training and we are making some major changes in how things are put together. My volume of training is going to go up significantly, and everything is focused around our technical goals for the year. We're doing more sprinting with the pole, more plyos, more gymnastics, more sand pit drills, and changing up the vaulting. It feels very drastic right now, because we're only one week in. But I don't think it'll take too long to get into the swing of it. I was already very excited about the upcoming year, but now that everything is more focused my excitement is off the charts! BIG things to come! :)