Athletics Lifestyle

Believing in the process is the first step

Practicing every day is the second.

When I got into Team Truck, I made a promise with myself. To do everything my coach tell me to.

He was (and still is) one of the best Salvadoran discus throwers. And he also went to study all about track and field to Germany.

There was no way his plans were wrong for my growth as an athlete. Even though I went with the right mindset, my coach told me I could ask anything if I had any doubt.

He knows some of his exercises are not common here (but they surely are in Germany) and I might have doubts but the fact that he’s open to get questions and answer them is enough for me to realize he knows what he’s doing.

I like to ask for the sake of knowing, but I know every little thing I do is beneficial.

2015 season just ended. And even though I injured myself three times during that season, I saw a lot of progress on my techniques, my personal best records and my body.

I started the off-season 5 weeks ago. Off seasons often means improvement of physical condition which translates to not using the implements (discus and shots).

I’m not quite throwing but I’m happy I can see results even now. I’m doing things I wasn’t capable 2 months ago, like making half of a push up or 10 hanging crunches.

Without me noticing, my coach has built my shoulders stronger and we haven’t thrown yet, but I’m so excited to see results in the little things now that I can’t wait to 2016 season to start.

Believing in the process was the first step. Practicing every day was and still is the second step.

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By Katherine Montero

Civil Engineering Junior. Diploma in Economics and Business. 6th best Discus Thrower in Central America. 5x Discus National Winner (El Salvador). Yogini. Small Product Lab Winner. Author of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes. 5x Shotput National Winner (El Salvador). Business Management Junior.