Never say FAIL

Posted: August 30, 2012 in Throwing

“If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “FIRST ATTEMPT IN LEARNING”. END is not the END. In fact, E.N.D. means “EFFORT NEVER DIES”. If you get NO as an answer, remember that N.O. means “NEXT OPPORTUNITY.”

-John A. Marasigan

And remember if you look good, then you feel good, and so you do good.

I am just letting people know that as I build this site, it will go threw multiple incarnations, I am new at this and I hope that you can all be patient as I work to make it a better site. Posts will change, things will look better, read better. Please let me know how I can be better.

Also pictures will come eventually. Good ones too. I promise, this isn’t going to be all talk.

-Jamie

BC Track Championships

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Throwing

On Saturday I went to my final Track & Field comp of the throw season and it was a pretty good end to the season. Now before I go on, if you read the previous post I said I would post photos and such, but this moron forgot to bring his camera so for now you’ll have to live with just a written description and I apologize for that, but upward and onward.

So my throw time was set for 10am, my coach Holly asked that we were there for warm-ups around 9am, that meant being in Coquitlam nice and early and after closing for 11pm at work and knowing I was on the couch (Q was working at 7:30) I wasn’t excited for the next, nevertheless I got up around 7:30 and was on the road by 8am. I reached the Track almost on the dot and meet up with my coach Holly from BC Wheelchair sports, I hadn’t seen her for some time and it was nice to catch up. We headed to the throw cages (Coquitlam has an amazing set-up BTW cudos to them) and caught up on Nationals and the rest of the crew. I learnt that it would only be me and Andrew throwing today as Darryl had a rough night, Amanda has tennis elbow and Colin, well I don’t know, he couldn’t make it. We then started talking about a contact I had made with my neieces P.E. teacher Byron, wehn low and behold who showed up but him, he told me he was coaching some teams there and would come over to watch me throw, it felt pretty good. Holly and I then checked in and meet up with Jeremy, a personal trainer turning physio who is helping the throw team with specific training. From there we waited for Andrew and I began warming up to throw. Andrew showed up with minutes to spare (typical Andrew) and he and I warmed up. Andrew was first to throw and although he did ok, the chair set-up was a bit awkward so he wasn’t hitting close to his PBs (personal bests). I was next up, I took my 2 warm-ups and then started throwing. I get six throws.

Throw 1. 6.82m (felt good)

Throw 2. 7.01m (felt awesome – new Personal Best & would have made Nationals if was 2 weeks earlier)

Throw 3. 7.00m (felt awesome)

Throw 4. 6.72m (ok not the best but normally that would be a top throw)

Throw 5. 6.89m (old previous PB – so not to shabby)

Throw 6. 6.90m (arm feeling tired but felt good)

Overall I was and still am super proud of these throws, all of them were very consistant and at least 4 out of the 6 where at or better than my previous PB. I ended the season on a real high note. After I finished Jeremy, who I forgot to mention was a previous Shot put Junior CHAMP, went over some video analysis, beyond having a specific chair there are some technique stuff I can work on right away to gain distance and not lose so much energy. Overall it was an AWESOME DAY! and I have some new goals for fall training and the new year.

I would like to thank Holly, Jeremy, Byron, the Coquitlam Cheetahs for hosting, the throw officials for coming out and being part of this, without them we could do our thing, and a big thank you all the support this season.

To Infinity & Beyond, and once you’re there, dig deeper, push harder, throw father, and love that you’re doing it!

-Jamie


					

Friday

Posted: July 14, 2012 in Throwing

Ok, so really?, 2 posts in row. What’s going on here !?! Well it’s the last night before a simple shot put T&F tomorrow but’s also the first real chance I will get to start posting some real pictures of what this thing called tie-down throwing is all about. So soon, I will have photos of the “team” and I put them in quotes because I don’t train with them due to my work schedule but I definately consider them teammates and soon I will have photos of me throwing and soon I will be more than words. Till tomorrow!

Prelude to Saturday

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Throwing

Well it’s a Thursday, the Thursday before the last throw competition of the season (for me at least) and I’ll be the first one to say I am not trained up for this one. This past month has been tough, emotionally at least and so my training has been affected too, I wish I could say I am prepared, even a little bit, but I’m not and so this one is gonna be for the helluva it, so this Saturday I go to throw for fun. Let’s see how this will play out.

And so it begins…

Posted: July 3, 2012 in Throwing
 So here’s the deal, my name is Jamie, I have one leg, and I have never blogged in my life, today is a good day to start.

I am a thrower, I like to throw things, ok well put shots, throw javelins and hurl discus, but for simplicity sake let’s say throw. That’s all to start write except that I make a few promises to my eventually readers…

1. I will do my best to blog as much as possible, however it will not be every night so please as much as I want you craving my next bit of inspirational wisdom, understand it comes as it will.

2. I will blog about my training, my competitions and as candidly as I feel comfortable so I apologize ahead of time for anyone I make uncomfortable (but not really).

3. I love a good discussion so always feel free to comment on my posts, ask questions, make suggestions, add tips, be part of it, but be respectful and sign up!

4. Some posts will be funny, some will be emotional, all will be from the heart, and most will be shorter than this first post, a few even longer and finally

5. Because every good blogger starts somewhere and that somewhere is here…at www.tothrowthedistance.com TELL YOUR FRIENDS, please and thank you.

In conclusion, big ups to my boy Dickson “CK” Chow (check out his stuff) for being an inspiration and aid in finally getting me blogging.