By Brookiebird on February 16, 2013
A one and a half back flip off the one meter counts for double over one flip in diving. The last competition I took seriously my coach pressured me into trying one when I might fail. I did not hear her voice call me out for the dive so I opened up early and took the hardest, most stinging slap of my life. With the wind knocked out of me I immediately began choking up tears. It was terrible. I promised myself to never show that kind of weakness again. To never put myself at risk of getting hurt to win and to NEVER hope for pretty without flawless execution. “That is so pretty!” yes, I bet it fucking was.
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