Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21st meet recap 999

So here's how the day went.
8:30- Double Mini
I did pretty good passes. Not me best but they weren't bad. Landing was okay (the landing mat was really hard and that made it really hard to stick it). My group was all really good and I took 9th not the best place but I still had a really high score and scores were really close so I consider this good.

Well...When you have never done the entire pass together before and you aren't ready for that level but you do it anyway you get kinda scared. What makes it worse is the elites were competing on floor at the same time. So it was packed! I have my back to the spectators as I'm standing on the tramp waiting for the judges to call my name. And right before they call my name out the corner of my eye I see Kalon Ludvingston {LOOK HIM UP OM YOUTUBE!} do an amazing pass! and I hear screams and cheers erupt behind me. And this thought pops into my head "OH NO! I'M NOT READY AND KALON JUST WENT SO NOW EVERY BODY IN THE ENTIRE GYM IS LOOKING AT ME AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO BECAUSE I'VE NEVER DONE THIS ENTIRE PASS BEFORE AHHHHHHH!.......okay Whitney........calm yourself!!..........It will be fine...." So the judges call my name and I get on the tramp. Now when I get on the tramp I can now see the entire crowd. I lose a on my butt on the blue crash pad. epic fail. scored a 1.7 :/ oh joy took 9th place.....out of 9. Oh well, there's always next month and tramp is not really my thing anyway. Floor is

So I am prepared for floor but floor came right after tramp. I'm still quite a bit shaken up and my mind is going at a million miles an hour with thoughts that consist of things like "what if  I can't shake off tramp" "what if I do something weird" "what if I fail worse that I did on tramp!" "what if......AHHHHHH!!!" So then I think about Olympic gymnasts. When they make a mistake the just move on. They don't let it affect them. They put it at the very back of their mind and go to the next event. So I decide that is what I have to do. I put tramp as far away from my mind as I can and they call our group. Our group is HUGE! I don't think I have ever been in a bigger group except for at Nationals! I stay somewhat calm. I don't think about tramp. And I try to forget the fact that there are like four million people in my group (well maybe not that many but that's what it felt like). I go into warm ups. I have this new found energy that I haven't had in a very long time. My warm ups BEAUTIFUL! I'm so happy! I talk to my coach and we decided I shouldn't take my third touch because I'm ready and don't want to get tired. So I compete. My first pass is really good. I have slightly bent knees but overall it was good. My second pass is also really good. I go a tiny bit crooked for a second but fix it really fast. So both passes were quite good. Not as good as warm ups but they were good. I take 9th.

see a pattern?
the number of the day


So sometimes you fall. Those are the times you show how strong you are. You have to hop back up and salute the judges. Don't cry no matter how bad you want to. Because you are going into your next event and you can't let it affect you. Shake it off and move on.

{my life--tumbling metaphor for the day}

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tumbling Competition!

So we have our first official tumbling competition this Saturday! YAY! My passes are comming allright I'm very excited! Now lets just pray the weather will cooperate!!! Keep your fingers crossed!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

In house meet

So this season started off with a good start! Yesterday we had an in house meet yesterday and I took first on floor! Good job to everyone who competed! yay I can't wait until the 21st!

Friday, January 6, 2012

in house meet!

In House meet tomorrow!!!! Yayerz! can't wait to start the comp season! :D

YouTube inspiration

 Dreams and Emotion. 2008 Gymnastics montage

Monday, January 2, 2012

going back

Finaly! This break felt like a lifetime for not tumbling. I'm happy to go back today! :) With an inhouse meet in a week I need all the time in the gym I can get! Ahhhh! did you hear that!!! Comp season starts in a week! Leotards, medals, competitions, and more time in the gym! The BEST time of the year!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

YouTube inspiration

I haven't posted any YouTube videos in a while and I found this one and just had to share it.

Quote #170 & new years!!

Being New Years day I thought this would be a good quote!

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room,
drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.
Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through
the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for

-- Ellen Goodman

This year I hope to accomplish many, many things! To start off the year I am picking up an extra day of tumbling. I hope this year brings joy in way of competitions, I'm hoping for another national championships this year that will be held in Long Beach, California! I'm excited to watch the 2012 olympics! I hope to do many things with my church such as youth comference, EFY, 4th year hike, girls camp, and I want to get my young women's medallion! This year will be the year I start high school, get my drivers licence, turn 16, start to date, and hopefully get better grades than I did in 2011. So as I sit here in my basement looking at my Christmas tree I think "were will my life be next time this Christmas tree goes up?" I hope it goes far! I love you all thanks for reading my blog!