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Jessica is our 2016 Olympic Hopeful and Sarah is our 2012 Olympian in Weightlifting. We're setting out to be "Pretty Strong" and we encourage you to do the same.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Here's to the AO competitors by jess

Alright y'all it's here.. American Open. I went to bed last night just thinking about how early i have to get up and how cold it's gonna be in the morning..stupid rain. I was mid way through the day when my boss said "your competition thing is this weekend isn't it?" My stomach dropped i was all holy freaking shiz i leave tomorrow.. i have to pack still. how am i gonna fit all my shoes in my carry on. i wonder what i weigh. good thing i painted my nails last night. how should i do my hair? what am i gonna wear on the plane? know all the important questions. Finally after starring at him like i was on some sorta drug for 4 minutes i said "sure is!"

We (Greg, Aimee and i) have been anticipating, talking, planning and preparing for months. We're as ready as we're gonna be. Now i just have to remember to have fun. You know when you're a kid and on the play ground there are those wobbly bridges with missing steps that shake when you walk on it? You totally always pretend you're in pirates of the caribbean or something? Well, i've felt like i've been walking on one for months.. Anticipating every step to be the lose wood that gives out and i'll fall through 857 ft to my death. Like i can't really get my balance my world keeps trying to shake me off the bridge. So, focusing on 'just having fun' seemed like an impossible task. Then i remembered all the people on twitter (follow me bia's @jessicamarie979) and Facebook complete strangers showing support and all my family and friends reaching out and reminding me they love me and believe in me. I'm not doing this alone and it is still fun!

I'm excited now to see all my friends i only see at competitions to support them like they support me. I'm excited to scream and cheer for my teammates and watch them finish what they started. Mostly, i'm excited to be one step closer to making all my dreams come true.

So, here's to the American Open competitors. Good luck to everyone, lets go have some fun.




E3writing said...

Good luck! Love that photo, you look so beautiful and strong :)

Anonymous said...

pretty awesome photo Jessica! So beautiful :)