Monday, October 24, 2011

World Champions

....an even better haka! Wooohooo! Wow it was a nail-biting, nerve-wracking game but they did it! Awesome

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Go the All Blacks!!

Tonight is the Rugby World Cup final...feeling nervous and excited, the country is buzzing!! Can't wait for the haka and kick off...GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

First comp

It was the first day of summer competition at the Caledonian Track in Dunedin today so decided to jump in and throw javelin to get back into the competition arena! It was great to be out there, although it was hardly summer being 8deg! I threw 33m off a 3 stride run up with walk in which I was pretty happy with. Didn't really have any expectations but it was just fun to be amongst the competition again.

I probably won't be doing anything competition-wise in the running or jumps for a while yet as the foot is still giving me some trouble unfortunately. Its hard as there are more people out running now that its warmer and I am itching to get out there on the track with them. I just need to be patient and give the foot time to adjust to the running load. My hip, on the other hand, feels awesome which is great.

Apart from that I am continuing to get stronger in the gym and building a great base. As added incentive in the gym Angus has challenged me to a comp....him doing hang-snatch, me doing power clean...will let you know who the winner is in a few weeks time (and there could be some ugly consequences for the loser)!

The rugby semi-finals are on this weekend...go the All Blacks....can't wait to see them smash the Aussies!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

a very cool story

This blog by Tree Hardee, the current World and Olympic Champion in the decathlon, tells a very cool story about the javelin competition part of the decathlon at the recent World Championships and gives an awesome insight into the thought processes of a World Champion: http://www.flotrack.org/blog/38611-Life-since-the-World-Championships