Summer is a time for my gymnast daughter to pick up new skills, I've said that already... But it is also a time where there's more time for things outside of gymnastics. Yes, she still works out 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but she doesn't have school so gymnastics is during the…Read more Cross Training
It's been over a month since my last post. I tried SO HARD this season to stay caught up but when we came back from Portland it seemed that everything got crazy and then my computer started acting up. But now gymnastics season is officially over, which deducts a lot of crazy from life, and…Read more Rose City Challenge
At one of the recent meets there was a traveling gym whose coach was Bulgarian. One of Em's teammates is Bulgarian and the parents know these Bulgarian coaches well enough to invite them over for dinner when they visit our town. After the meet Em said that she got a compliment from the Bulgarian coach.…Read more Happiness is an Unexpected Compliment
Yesterday my daughter got her official floor music for the coming competition season. Today was her first official private lesson with her "choreographer" (her beam coach who also helps with dance elements on the girls' floor routine). Apparently, this is a big moment for a gymnast: the moment you get your first optional floor music.…Read more Milestone Moment!
Non-gymnasts will not really understand the significance... But it was a big deal that my daughter's coach actually told her that she was a level 6 last night at practice. That means she is officially going to get to put together her own routines this year. And that's the other big piece of news: she's…Read more She’s a Level 6!