Sadly, I haven’t been able to update this blog in a while thanks to final exams and what not. As of yesterday though, I am officially done with law school! It’s pretty weird to be typing that, but I handed in a couple take-home exams after knocking out all my papers and “in-class” exams last week so I am 100% done. It still hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m sure it will after a few days of waking up whenever I want and not having to think at all, about school assignments. I mean, to be honest, my attendance record this semester has been pretty shoddy over all, but I still did my reading and there were even a couple classes that I went to regularly thanks to their explicit mandatory attendance policies. Now, not only do I not have to worry about what I may be missing when I don’t go to class (alright, so I didn’t worry THAT much), but I also don’t have to do any law school related reading. This has been my 8th year of post-high school education and although it has been a long road…it’s been quite enjoyable. Still, to be done is a beautiful thing.
Now, this new chapter (in a new “book” of course, in case you didn’t get that) that I’m referring to is not what you might think. I won’t be starting work in the fall, at least not at a law firm. To make a long story short, I’ll be spending the next year training full time, and I’m looking forward to it. Sure the bar exam in February might break up my focus on training for a bit, but I can’t wait to devote nearly all of my efforts to jumping 18 meters…and beyond! Time to get back to reading for leisure too. Sure people say that I’ll be bored but I’ve got some other stuff up my sleeve to pass the time; and at least with the extra time I’ll be able to recover and take care of myself between workouts (chiropractor, massage, ice baths, stretching regularly, yoga etc.) or maybe even fit more workouts into the week.
Training has gone well since my last post and since Mt. Sac. I’ve been maintaining what I had going into that meet and working on little technical things as well as my understanding on how to actually jump far. I think I’m getting there as far as the understanding part is concerned considering I put some of it to use in practice this week and jumped 53’2″ from 8 strides. Next on the agenda is the World Challenge meet in Daegu, Korea next Wednesday. I was looking forward to jumping at the very first Diamond League meet in Doha this Friday but not only does everything happen for a reason, but I’m also glad to have a little time to recover after finals (and law school as a whole). After Korea, things are mostly in the air so I’ll just be sure I’m ready to do the dang thing wherever I happen to be!