Hello. It has been a busy summer of holiday fun and gym training!
At the end of July, just before I went to America on holiday with my family I was working on a few things. This is the new upgrade that I was trying to do…shoots on bars ☺
Mon 12 August. My first gym training back after my amazing two week holiday (best holiday ever!!! ) I am excited to be back. I think it might hurt though 😂 . I have been doing stretches and conditioning while I have been in America and we’ve been really active, walking lots and lots and swimming every day. My body looks tanned ☺
Gym 3-8pm.I did more than I thought I would be able to in the gym today! I did some real skills too. ☺
I had to take my earrings out because it’s the rules at gym. I can’t tape them anymore as I’ve had them more than 6 weeks. Tonight I couldn’t get them back in after doing long hours of gym. I was so sad. 😔 I think I have to accept that I just can’t keep my ears pierced if I want to do serious gym. 😢 I don’t know, maybe my body heals quickly? Maybe that is a good thing? I am sad but I can’t go through pain to get them back in everyday. I have decided that I can’t wear earrings again. I hope I can have them pierced again later in my life, and wear earrings again one day.
Tues 13 August
I am aching all over. I can barely walk!
Gym 2-8pm. I had to do really hard conditioning.
Weds 14 August day off
It’s the USA championships. Simone Biles has made history. It is incredible. I was watching it at 1am when I couldn’t sleep. She did a double double beam dismount. On floor she did a triple double, wow!
Thurs 2-8pm. I had really bad rips on my wrists. I needed lots of tape! I put lots of sudacrem on my wrists at bedtime. I think I worked hard today. I tried lots of things. Not all things were great but I tried.
Guess what I did today!!! A new dismount on bars! A tuck half double front. But…I have a big bump on my forehead from my knee hitting my head as I did it. Ouch!!! I think I have an egg on my head.
I did my yerchenko back on the vault run again.
Mon 3-8pm A good session for me.
Tues arghh my hamstring is so so sore. It’s been a really difficult day 😢 . I couldn’t get up either 😔 I told Kelly my hamstring was sore.
Gym 2-8pm I had a massage from 7.30-8pm.
Weds off. I needed it!
Thurs 2-8pm. My hamstring was still sore but I managed to do things.
Fri. Our beach day! We only trained from 10-2, and we also went on the trampoline first too! ☺ Then we went to the beach for surfing, rounders, hotdogs and fun times with gym friends. It was a hot day. ☺ 🏖
Sat. I was tired when I woke up, but managed training 12-5pm and it was a good session.
Bank Holiday weekend. I had lots more beach time and fun with my cousins.
Sun no gym!
Bank Holiday Monday. I didn’t have time off training today! I was in the gym 3-8pm!
Tues 2-8pm. I did three bar routines over pit ☺ I managed to do my full jump on beam and practiced my round off flic mount to beam with blocks and mats. I liked this day. ☺
Thurs 2-8pm My shoots on bars were good today ☺
Sat 12-4pm we finished an hour early 🎉 ☺ It was another good session.
Mon 2 September 3-8pm. It wasn’t such a great day. 😔 Things just weren’t going quite right for me My hamstring was hurting too.
Weds 4 September. I went back to school today. I am now in Year 8. I was so excited to see my friends again. I didn’t have gym tonight so I could see a friend after school. ☺
Thurs 4-9pm. My first 9pm training finish! I made it! I nearly did my three bar routines in a row. I did my 10 free cartwheel flics on the low beam. This made me happy. I am getting there again.
Fri 10-5pm Yes, today I DID do my 3 clean bars routines ☺
Sat I had a day off, because I’m training on Sunday instead. It feels like a Sunday today though, with no gym😂
Sunday. South West Squad at Falcons 10am – 4pm. I’m feeling happy and excited to go, as I had to miss the last squad due to my back and leg injury. Two of my Falcons friends were invited to join us today too☺ It was a good day. I did my new bars dismount, tuck half, double front ☺
I am still trying to work hard to get myself back doing all the things I can, plus new upgrades. I did 29 upstart handstand basics on bars in a row this week!
Monday 4-8pm. Ouch, I’m going to have a bruised cheek and eye tomorrow from Kelly’s hand after a bit of a slip up by me on Bars. 😱 😂I did beam basics, and lots of vault and prep tonight. I didn’t have any time to rest. It was a good session otherwise!
We’ve got a new homework system at school now. I’m having to keep up with all my homework even more and squeeze it in whenever I can. It’s not easy, but I am trying.
Tuesday 4-8.30pm, but I had a massage from 8-8.30pm which was ouch, but good!
Weds day off. The tickets for the British Championships went on sale today! The comp is in April next year. We’re going to book as I should be there (hopefully if I’m well and fit) competing again. 🤞🇬🇧 I’ll be a second year espoir.
Thank you for reading this and supporting me.