This post is long overdue. The American Bar Association’s Student Lawyer magazine published an article about me back in their May 2008 edition. I forgot to post the link at the time since I was busy with law school exams. Kristi Lemoine, the author and a law student in Chicago, did a great job and was a pleasure to talk to. However, my favorite part of the article is the photo that showcases the infamous legendary short-shorts I compete in. You can view a PDF of the article here. (Note: this article was written before I decided to forgo the U.S. Olympic Trials in lieu of competing for Switzerland). Read more
I received a phone call on Thursday from KIRO radio reporter Erin Covey. KIRO is putting together some stories on graduating students that are doing interesting work. They selected me for one of their stories and it will air shortly. The report was brief, but Ms. Covey was great to talk with. One thing I would like to add to the report is that I will be moving to Kamloops, British Columbia in a few months to train full-time with the world’s best hammer throw coach. I hope this experience will help me make the Olympics some day. The move will be costly and if you can help in any way, please contact me. Any support would help me reach my goal of being an Olympian.
I guess all I needed was a fresh start. With a new quarter of school underway, things seems to be going great. I have a great schedule of classes with some strong professors. I also am lucky enough to get some practical experience working as an extern for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s Seattle office. The internship has been an informative and exciting experience so far. I have previously worked representing taxpayers, and it is interesting to see how the other side handles each case.
Training is slowly progressing and going much better than the last time I posted. I hope to be in shape to throw 65 meters at my first competition next month. I hope you get a chance to come and watch. My season will begin at the small and local Pacific Luthern University Invitational in Tacoma on April 12th. I will spend the next week training in Arizona before competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Southern California on April 20th. My final competition of the month will be the Kamloops Spring Throws Festival on the 26th and 27th. After a busy April, I do not have any competitions planned in May yet.
I mentioned in my last post that I had published my first article. I have actually published one prior article back in the Summer of 2006. Track Coach, the technical periodical of the US Track and Field Association, published my article on track and field training called Rethinking Your Approach to Training for the Weight Throw (available below). The weight throw, for those of you unfamiliar, is the indoor version of the hammer throw. It is shorter and heavier, but athletes use essentially the same technique to throw the implement.
I just published my first legal article today! If you have a weird interest with tax law like I do, check it out: Client-Auditor Communications and The Privilege Doctrines: An Analysis of United States v. Textron, 26 TAX MANAGEMENT WEEKLY REPORT (BNA) 1555 (Nov. 5, 2007). Besides that, training continues to go well. Because I was working this past summer, I was not able to train as much as I would have liked to. I also pinched a nerve in my lower back that slowed me down. Since I arrived back in town I not only found more time to train, but I also have been rehabilitating my back. The process is slow, but the good results are finally starting to return. I doubt I will compete indoors this season as the main goal will be the 2008 Olympic Trials in June. Read more