Commonwealth Games another stop on road for Steacy The Lethbridge Herald
Good Sport: By Dylan Purcell
Jim Steacy is back representing Canada on the international athletic stage, this time at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and he has his Testosterone Enanthate Estrogen Blocker eyes on the prize.
Steacy is hoping to stand on the podium when the hammer throw competition ends on July 29, wrapping up two years of work since the Winston Churchill graduate grabbed headlines at the 2012 London Olympics. He's been working hard since London and after disappointment in his performance there, he's hoping to continue his upward trend in Glasgow. Steacy won a 10th national hammer throw championship earlier this month in Edmonton, but set a season best the week after in Edmonton with a throw of 75.54 metres. That kind of distance would all but assure him of a Commonwealth Games medal.
That would be a nice way to cleanse his palate after a dismal run from 2009 to those Olympics in London. Steacy fouled out in London, only the second time he's done that in his career. A career which dominates more than half the 30 year old's life.
"I've been at it, seriously at it for 15 years," he said. "The first time I took track seriously was 1999, that was the first time I did any track outside of high school. I hooked up with Larry in 2000, and that's been my life ever since."
Steacy stuck with coach Larry Steinke and the partnership has worked out for both. Steacy's Winstrol Tablets Price been to two Olympics and was a finalist in the hammer throw in 2008 in Beijing. His results still haven't approached his 2006 2008 form, but in 2010, everything was a struggle. It culminated in three foul throws in London, and Steacy "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" admitted he was not prepared for it. After unexpectedly getting through the qualifying in Beijing where a number of known dopers finished ahead of him London was a 180 degree turn.
"The thing that haunts me is the sheer disappointment in London," he said. "Having my failure "Buy Cheap Jintropin Online" there I mean, I shouldn't have even been on that team in every sense of the word.
"But I made it, it happened I earned my spot, but everything was working against me. The injuries at that point, it was all stacked against me. So to have that be the second time in my entire life that I fouled out of a competition? I couldn't have picked a bigger stage for that to happen. It was debilitating and devastating. I didn't come out of my room in the village for two days after."
Steacy said the immediate aftermath was difficult, but the experience shoves him out of bed on days when he'd rather sleep in.
"I probably was battling a bit of depression," he said. "Because I didn't know what would happen or how to handle it. It also motivated me to never be in that situation again, where I wasn't completely ready to compete."Things got better fast. With the injuries behind him, Steacy got to work testing his surgically repaired body, finding his limits. Buoyed by changes in his personal life and motivated by the spectre of London, he regained his training form. This season, he's had his first prolonged, pain free training period since 2009.
It has shown in his distances.
"This year, it's finally starting to show through," he said. "It's been four years since I had surgery on my feet, and it's taken that long to get back to the level where I feel like I'm going to be competitive on the world stage again."
He isn't where he was. The season best 75.54 is nowhere near his personal best of 79.13 metres, which he achieved in 2008 in Lethbridge. He went 75.72 in Beijing to make the final, the first Canadian in 84 years to get there. He said he had a foul go 77 metres in Edmonton, and that he can do it again.
If Steacy does hit the podium in Glasgow, it will be the first international competition without his mother, Debby Steacy, around to see it. Debby died on April 22, leaving Jim devastated, but determined.
"Mum was easily my biggest supporter, her and dad are our biggest fans and to lose one of them was devastating and "buy cheap jintropin online" still is," he said. "But there's not a day goes by I don't think about her and miss her like crazy.
"Part of my renewed focus and drive is wanting to finish it out how she knew I could. How she always believed that I could.
"If things go according to plan and I wind up on that podium, it'll be for her."Since London, Steacy got married. His wife, Brittany, supported "Oxandrolone Powder India" him through London and the road back to form. She's also accepted the athlete's life he leads. No regular job because it would interfere with training. No money because that's the way Canada treats it's athletes, and hammer throwers have no Diamond Track League to fall back on for income. Steacy gets support from Biosteel nutritional products and support from Buy Cialis Norway a few other places, including his wife.
"She bought in from Day One. She gets it and she knows it's not a 'forever' thing. She knows there's this great life waiting for both of us."
It has a few years to go yet, but in the meantime, Steacy said marriage has stabilized his life away from the track.
"I am finding it easier to leave training at training. I don't take it home and dwell on it," he said. "I've got something more important at home.
I know that my life, my career, is a huge blessing and I don't ever take that for granted but I Testosterone Enanthate Vs Trenbolone Acetate also know it's not the rest of my life."A wife, the tragic loss of his mother and a return to form. Since a dejected Jim Steacy walked away from the London Olympics, the real world has leaked into his life.
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