May was an amazingly busy month for me as far as competition is concerned, probably my busiest to date. I competed 4 times, in 4 different countries within a little less than 3 weeks. I started the month competing in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, bounced to Kingston, Jamaica then to Ponce, Puerto Rico and finally to Shanghai, China. In the interest of full disclosure though none of my competitions were really up to par or an accurate reflection of the shape that I’m in, even though I fouled a couple respectable jumps down in Guadeloupe. I’m perfectly fine with how things went at these competitions though because none of them was the Olympic Games and that’s what 2012 is ALL about.
Some poor timing and big techinical adjustments may be to blame for the way my competitions have gone since mid indoors but if the last two weeks of training are any indication not only will I be ready come the Olympic qualifying round (we already knew this) but my final 3 competitions leading up to London are going to put people on notice. Next up will be Edmonton, Canada on June 16th followed by the Bahamas Olympic Trials on June 23rd. This will be my 5th straight year competing at the Bahamian National Championships and they’ve just opened a state of the art new national stadium in Nassau, so I have no doubt that it will be a spectacular event. I’m looking forward to getting back on the runway and making up for May but I know patience is a virtue especially since I’ve been getting in some amazing work in training.
One day at a time…
P.S. Definitely going to be updating more frequently, for real this time!