I've managed to work out every day since the beginning of the year, minus Sundays, so I feel like I'm in better shape than I was two weeks ago. However, I packed on A LOT of weight over the past three months, so that's still an issue and I still look ridiculous in a Speedo. (But that may always be the case regardless of weight.)
Anyway, I was so excited this morning, I just had to do a quick entry in my blog! I'll update tonight with how the day went.
But that's okay. I have the two best people around me...Greg Louganis has been there 100% to support and encourage and coach me. And Jose Bahena has returned this year to be the El Camino Dive Coach just so he can help me get to state. I know it's a huge sacrifice of time for both of them and I'm very grateful for them both.
Okay, funny story...today towards the end of practice I was working on a flip with a full twist. When I jump on the end of the board, I'm supposed to breath out. So I made my first jump and blew out, and a huge loogie went flying out of my mouth into the pool. I was so caught off guard, that I just started laughing while still trying to throw the dive. The dive ended up being a bit of a mess, but it was the weirdest thing.
The other crazy thing, I was working on riding the board, which sent me higher and higher into the air with each jump. As I came down, I caught the corner of the board and was off balance. This launched me to the side A LOT. So much that I flew into the lap lines which hadn't been moved over quite far enough for horrible mishaps like that. It hurt a little, but didn't do any long term damage. I think if I put together a compilation of bad dives, it would look like I had a horrible day. But if I cut together just the good ones, I think the day would've looked pretty solid.
It was a fun day and I am SO glad to be back on the boards and finishing this part of the journey. I just hope that when the regionals get here, I will be ready and can make it to state!