Being a part of the Central American Athletics Championship was surreal. Competing in it was a dream come true. I mean, it was hard to believe I could be a part of this world, again. But here I am.

It all started since the moment they called us to attend a press conference. I have been at press conferences before, as a brand or as the media, but this time I was attending as a protagonist, as an achiever, as a doer.

It felt so good because everybody else handle the communication, we only have to wait to the day to compete. The best thing? We wore our warming uniforms for the first time. In my case, I wore a new warming uniform in 10 years!

After all the photos of the press conference being taken, we went to wait for the ID for the Championship and the competition uniforms. The IDs were in the stadium already (and my birthday date was WRONG!)… but the competition uniforms arrive until 7pm.

After I got the competition uniform, I could rest until the day of my discus throw competition. Except that I had to present myself for the shotput competition that gives me a headache because I hadn’t train for shotput in, literally, years.

And that clearly showed in the competition day where I found myself in the last position. It was embarrasing, to be honest, but I wasn’t training for that. So, I put myself together and focused on discus throw.

I didn’t know exactly what to wait but  I did know I had trained better since the Guatemala fiasco, I did know I had every practice, advice, move, technique on my side that could help me to, at least, break my personal best.

And it certainly showed when I actually broke my personal best in the first throw. And then, broke it, again, in the second throw.

I threw 33.07m. ❤

But also, got to be the best 6th thrower in Central America. That's awesome!

It's not a medal but I’m officially in the top 10 discus throwers in Central America. ❤

I had to change my mindset since the Guatemala fiasco I faced a few weeks ago and I had to push myself to train harder and better and my coach had to change his training plans and give me a lot of psychological talk to got me out of the sad place I was getting into, but it paid and thank God, we did it!

I want to thank my Coach Camión Galdámez for letting me use his throwing shoes in the competition (ASICS Cyber Throw London White/Black/Gold), I’m pretty sure they were a big protagonist, too, in helping me achieve this amazing new personal record and titles! 🙂

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Publicado por Katherine Montero

PIITster. Diploma in Economics and Business. 6th best Discus Thrower in Central America. 5x Discus National Winner (El Salvador). Civil Engineering Sophomore. 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.

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