Pics from Ponce:
I feel very confident going into this trip. I have rested and recovered from Ponce, I had a great training session today with my coach Don Steen in Burnaby and tomorrow I will definitely be packed in time to get to the airport! I have to admit that I am a notoriously nerve-racking traveller since I usually leave packing to the last minute and I usually JUST make it to the gate on time to make the flight. Even my attempts to pack early and get to the airport early have only yielded me cancelled or delayed flights and on one occasion I broke a very expensive and incredibly new javelin that Don had purchased for me to use (my bad - he told me that I had to win or I couldn't come home so I went and won! hmmm maybe I should...). So the method I have adopted seems to be working so far even if I do get everyone's hearts pounding a bit unnecessarily.
In Germany I will be traveling and competing with a javelin throwing friend in Juan Mendez from Mexico who has the same agent and an almost identical personal best. I am excited to throw with Juan as he is also a very fast javelin thrower, coming down the runway at a speed very similar to my recognizable sprint. My only knock to him is that he is left handed since they don't make a left handed javelin yet :P.
I better get to bed as need to get up early so that I can sleep on the flight over there and get time adjusted. I promise I will post periodically through my trip to keep everyone up to date on my journey and please don't hesitate to keep emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any encouragement, inspiration, requests and grammatical errors! Add me on Facebook, Twitter @CurtisMoss and please subscribe to the blog so you don't have to keep checking it for new posts.
I'll leave you with a quote from Don. He's been telling me this one for years but it has been etched in my head this year, especially leading up to this trip, "We go to track meets to do two things; Kick ass and chew bubble gum and we are all out of bubble gum."