I’ve been back training properly for 6 weeks now since I got the ‘yes’ from Bristol Children’s Hospital after my major head trauma accident and my 3 month recovery time. My last blog was 3 weeks ago so this is how my training has been going since then.
Week starting 18 September 2017
I did my normal 25 hrs of training this week. Here are my highs :
Bars – Upstart handstand, upstart squat on catch high bar giant giant straddle shoot on hard.
Vault – Uchenko over normal vault with mats.
Beam – tuck back off red beam
Floor – felt my tumbling was good!
Sunday. It feels strange today. I should be competing at the South West Age Group Level 3 comp in Melksham with my club mate, and one of my other GB squad members, but I’m not. It feels different to be at home. I am not sad though. Just happy for my friends.
Week starting 25 September 2017
Mon – poorly 😔
Tues 1-7pm. I managed flic flic on high beam with mats, forward giant on bars with Ryan spotting, bars routine over hard, and full twist into pit with thick mat. ☺
Weds – sad day as my elderly Aunty passed away. 😔 Gym 4-8.
Thurs day off. Mum had an email from Kelly. GB said I can go to GB squad in a few weeks time! Yay! I am so pleased that I am well enough and that I can go this time.
Fri 1-7 Mum received an email from GB to say that the new kit could be ordered on Monday! HOORAY. I’ve been waiting 9 months for this! 🕒 🎉
Sat 12-5 Bella had a great day at gym today! She is back doing skills again after months of physio. ☺ Lots of my lovely gym friends are coping with some injuries or illnesses at the moment. I really hope they get better soon and can do gym again. I miss training and laughing with them.
Air Extreme tonight! Fun!!!
Week starting 2 October 2017
Mon 4-8 I felt cold after school and on the way to gym – I’d rather have been in front of our fire!
My highs tonight were straight front straight front on hard! Whoop!
How exciting. We ordered my GB kit!!!
Tues 1-5 tired and a bit teary today. There are a few sad things happening in my life outside of gym. My knee is still a bit sore too.
BUT…. I did straight front tuck front on floor, and forward giants on wood.
Early night. I felt hot!
Weds 4-8 Gym
Thurs day off. My official GB kit arrived! I am so excited and feel proud to be wearing GBR and the union jack flag!!!
Fri 1-7. I wore my official GB leotard to training for the first time! I think Kelly liked it!
I had a really good session. 😊.
On bars I did swing half with help, swing half on own, blind on own over pit.
Sat 9-1 with Ryan. My other GB tracksuit top arrived. I like this one the best!
I’ve been watching the World Championships from Canada that we’ve recorded this week. Amazing!!! It’s really sad about all the injuries though. 😔 Well done to all the FANTASTIC GB team, you are all amazing, but a big congratulations to the incredible Max and performing Claudia (for the medals 🎖) , Amy and Georgia, Nile and my friend Alice – get better soon. You all did your very best.
Other things I’ve achieved that I’ve just thought of and that I can remember are straight front tuck front, front somi walkout on floor. Single tuck back from standing on track.
After watching Claudia tonight https://www.instagram.com/p/BaAGGMPhJMY/
and all the brilliant gymnasts of the world I am looking forward to GB camp next weekend even more. I might be a bit nervous, as I am still only recovering, I haven’t got as many skills yet, and it’s been a long time since I was there, but hopefully I will be feeling well and I’ll be ready to work hard and will love seeing my friends that I made last time.
Thank you for reading this.