Hello. Here’s my diary blog from the last few weeks, and my comp videos. ☺
Monday 17 Sept. Kelly was feeling ill today so Mike watched us. Ryan spotted us on bars. I did 5 yurchenko pike turn to comp mats!!!
Tues 4-8.30pm. Ummm I fell on bars and landed on the hard floor on my bum. I’ve got a nice bruise 😱 and it’s sore. It’s my left side again! I put ice on it.
Weds 4-8pm Oh my days I’ve grazed all down the back of my left thigh. I came off on my flic tuck on beam. My poor left leg!!! I have bruises on my bum, thigh, knee and my shin is still pretty bad. I think my left leg thinks that I don’t like it 😂 Kelly and I had to laugh about it. 😂 Otherwise it was a very good day. ☺
Thurs. Day off
Fri Arghh I am full of cold. I am not feeling that good. I trained 9.30am til 2pm. I finished early as I wasn’t feeling that well. I need my sofa and some hot drinks and some Calpol!
Sat 12-4pm. I am still not feeling that well with my cold. We finished one hour early. I still had to do 3 clean bar routines, 3 clean beam routines, 2 clean floor routines and vault. But on vault I fell on my face every time. 😳 I got the trophy for conditioning queen this week.
Sun day off. I was still feeling not well and tired.
Mon I was feeling really sick at school this afternoon. I tried to do gym but I just wasn’t feeling well at all. I went home. I’m not sure if I will be well enough for my competition on Sunday. 😔
Tues 4-8.30 I feel a bit better today. I did 5 vaults to higher than competition mats. I thought I would land on my head, but I landed on my feet. ☺
Weds 4-8pm I’m still not really well, but I’m better. I’m having some tonic to try and boost me back to being me!
Thurs day off
Fri I feel better, I just have a bit of a runny nose. I’m not sure if I’ll be ready for the comp. I might not be able to do it as I haven’t been well and haven’t done enough routines. I think that we won’t be going.
Training 9.30am – 4.30pm, my gym day! It’s tough on my own, I really have to work hard. I had a good session. Kelly and I decided that my beam and floor would be good enough to compete on Sunday. I want to do this. My wrists are bleeding from my blisters though. It’s more sudacrem on them tonight. I even had to go bed with socks on my hands 😂
Sat 12-3.30pm. I did my vault and bars routines today, and Kelly and Mike said that they think I am strong enough to compete all 4 pieces tomorrow! That’s amazing! Mike said he was proud of me, and that I should be proud of myself too. My vault was really good today. I am going to believe in myself and go and compete my new routines for the first time. Kelly did my hair ready for tomorrow, I’ve got two plaits across the top this time!
My wrists and hands have lots of sudacrem haha.
Sunday. It’s comp day. South West Age Groups Level 2 for me. I am excited. I want to go out there and smash it, and do my best and enjoy it. Mum, Dad, Bella and I left at 8am and drove 2 and half hours to Melksham to the Wiltshire School of Gymnastics. We watched a bit of the first round before it was my round. My Falcons squad friends Emily and Lauren were competing at the same time in a different section to me. I saw some other gym friends there.
First was vault. I did one really good vault. I really went for it. ☺
My second one was 😱 I landed on my head 😱 I can’t put the video on my blog as it is too scary! I cried a bit and sat still until I felt OK again.
I then had bars to do! 🤪 I managed to do a great routine! I need to put my giant full in soon.
Then it was beam. Which was great. I went clean. ☺
Unfortunately my Dad’s camera batteries died, so the first video is very short! 😂 The other video is my Mum’s phone recording which is far away. Maybe you can zoom in?
Floor was last. I did my new floor routine with new music from La la Land for the first time. It was good. I think I can make my landings even better though.
I am so proud of myself today. I competed all four pieces and did lots of new skills.
I came 1st on Bars and 1st on Floor. So I’m the South West Level 2 in age Champion on Bars and Floor. ☺ ☺ ☺ 2nd on beam and 3rd on vault. I came 2nd all around AA. My scores were.
Vault 2, 0
Vault Final 5.825
The vault when I went on my head was zero points so my average score was only half. That’s why my total score is low.
It was good to compete, and I had some laughs with my friends. My next comp is the Quatro Cup here in two weeks time, then the National Finals in Guilford in November.
It was a long day but I’m very happy!
Mon 4-8pm Mike said I was very brave yesterday and that I’m a superstar! ☺
My poor wrists are really ripped. Ouch.
Even more sudacream tonight. I need a life time supply! 😂
Tues 4-8.30pm Training as normal as I’ve got another competition in 2 weeks time.
Weds 4-8pm. It was bad session as I was really tired. Hooray, I can rest tomorrow. I will then be feeling positive and have energy again.
Bye for now. Thanks for reading and watching me.