If you read in the introduction section, I was a thrower from sophomore year in high school. There I threw shot and discus. Fell in love with the discus more cause I showed better results and didn't have the explosive power needed for shot. I qualified for sectionals in my state but never progressed further than that since the competition was leagues ahead of me; throwing over 170 feet while I threw 140. Once out of high school I was away from the competition, once I transferred schools I joined the track and field team and was introduced to my passion now HAMMER woohoo. I loved practicing this event. Unfortunately my progress was halted by the need to graduate and the removal of our throwing coach. In the two years that I competed, I went from throwing 25 meters to throwing 45 meters in competition. but in practice I was able to throw into the low 50 meter range. Coming into the third year I was consistently throwing over 50 meters and could have broken 60 given enough time. While our throws coach didn't know much about the hammer there were several articles, websites and videos that I must give thanks to for their teachings. Without them I wouldn't have enjoyed it so much. So moving forward..... I want to compete again. With the desire to be a better person everyday I have decided to once again lace up those smelly throwing shoes (those of you who have practiced in the mud and rain will understand) and throw again. But I don't just want to say oh yeah I threw at one meet and threw 42 meters. No I'm talking about throwing and being the guy who shows up to a meet, wows a crowd cause they didn't think a person like that would be here and then make connections and teach the younger throwers there. My ultimate goal is 70 meters. When will I achieve this, not so sure. But working towards this goal is probably going to be the most fun I will have had in a while. Currently my wife and I live in an area that I have zero access to anywhere to throw. So I thought that in my time here I will work on my fitness, health, and technical skills. Doing drills day in and day out. In college I was 230 pounds and able to run a 5K in a respectable time. Now after being married and away from my craft I lost some strength, speed, and endurance. But I hope that my training will pay off because I don't plan on throwing until late 2018 or early 2019. but if life has taught me anything is that it's expect your plans to change and to encounter some obstacles along the way. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any technique drills, or anything go ahead and leave a comment and I'll be happy to chat. Also I would like your opinion, in the question below do you think I'm over ambitious?