A little over a year ago I posted about what a day in the life of a hammer thrower looked like. At the time I was basically training full time in Canada, so although I spent many hours training, my day also featured some down time.
With my new job, I figured it was time to post an updated “day in the life” post. I think that the schedule below is probably more typical for the hammer throwers I know. The hammer throw is not a high paying sport, so a job is a necessity for most. And with a job comes the need for flexibility. In Canada my schedule would never vary. In Zurich, a late afternoon conference call may force me to move my afternoon training session to lunch and turn my lunch into a quick sandwich on the go.
But despite the need for flexibility, I have not yet been too frustrated by the busy schedule. As I’ve said before, I like the balance a job provides. I get to spend part of my day with physical pursuits and part of my day with intellectual pursuits. The challenge of doing both, and succeeding at both, is what makes it worth the effort.
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