Emotional Adversity

Yes, it has been an absurd amount of time since my last blog. I apologize. My body’s reaction began going awry the beginning of April. With everything that was at stake, I just didn’t find the desire to write. As my title states, I encountered this ’emotional adversity’ shortly after I competed in the Final in London. I asked myself if this is what other athletes feel when they are contemplating retirement or life/career changes. I then realized that if I never took another throw again, I’d be content. Not because I’m completely happy with what I’ve accomplished thus far (I’m not), but because I am now complete. There was a fog when I thought about hammer. I felt eager to begin life: post hammer career.


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3 replies
  1. Don Hesprich
    Don Hesprich says:

    Mr. Johnson,
    I think you are showing a lot of poise and grace in this decision. I retired for much the same reasons and a trashed knee, but I never regretted it. I am throwing again at age 56 because I have done all the other things I wanted to do and now I can throw just for fun. It doesn’t matter if I come in first or last as long as I am having fun and living a fuller life. I hope we see you in 15 or so years on the masters circuit.
    Best of luck in all you attempt.

  2. Crystal
    Crystal says:

    I’m so proud of you. I love you. So does B (our baby B…not Dr. B…meh, he probably loves you too…but you get what I mean).

  3. Juli
    Juli says:

    Congratulations on your life and your love. You were an amazing and loving little boy, an I can tell you are going to be a great father. You already are. I am proud of you and happy for you. Enjoy every moment with that baby. They go by so fast.


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