The day after my return from Vancouver I was on the train to Melbourne to head back to Olympic Park for a jumps session. It was great to see my coaches and teammates again. They were very excited to hear my stories and of course to see my medal! It was a very weird feeling to be back running and jumping my legs had been using a completely different method to go fast of late! After the first few strides down the grass everything seemed to click back, I had done this so much before that my body had automatically remembered what it was supposed to do even though it still felt weird.
I competed in the Victorian Open Athletics Championships just 2.5 days after I had arrived home and I won the long jump! This was great encouragement to me showing that although I was nowhere near my athletics fitness I hadn’t lost anything from all that skiing.
Next stop is the Go For 2&5 Athletics Australia National Championships in Perth!