Hello. It’s been another five weeks of isolation. Actually it’s gone quite quickly! I am keeping myself very busy and as fit and conditioned as I can and eating well and taking care of my body so that hopefully I will be strong and ready when I get back in the gym. I really like getting outside to exercise with my family and seeing the countryside where I live as it helps my mind to keep positive too!
Here’s my blog.
Week 4 in isolation due to the coronavirus 13 April – 19 April
Easter Monday – the daily challenge today was calf raise hold. That is standing on my tip toes for as long as possible without moving. It was crazy. I did not move for 42 minutes!!! I was really determined to keep going and keep going. My tea even went cold as I was still holding my challenge! I really needed to stretch out after and have a bath and massage my calf muscles after that.
Other challenges I’ve done this week.
I’m also doing lots of conditioning programs everyday to keep strong and toned.Thursday 16th April – I should have been competing at the British Championships in Liverpool today as a second year espoir in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Espoir category. I was really ready to compete and wish I could have. It’s what I have been aiming towards for a year. But we all need to do the right thing and stay at home. We will be able to compete again one day. 🤞Here’s some photos from last year. It was such a big experience. ☺
Here’s my floor routine from last year, 2019.
You can read my blog from last year’s British Championships if you’d like to. https://mygymnastics.blog/2019/03/22/%f0%9f%87%ac%f0%9f%87%a7-british-championships-2019-%f0%9f%87%ac%f0%9f%87%a7-my-first-ever-experience-competing-as-an-espoir/
Friday 17th April. It was #Handstanduptocorona today. We all took part! 😂
Saturday. I wasn’t feeling well today, I had a headache and tummy ache. 😔
Sunday. A great 9 miles of cycling. We then came home and watched the live stream of the recorded British Championships Senior Finals from last year. My sister and I and some friends were on TV in the audience! Here’s one picture. ☺
On the radio, the song that makes me think of the British Champs, my song, came on, ‘I am a giant’. This makes me smile ☺.I am now kind of getting used to this new routine now, but it makes me a bit worried that I will find it hard to get back into my old one! I am working really hard at home with all my fitness and my school work. I hope I am doing enough to keep on top of everything.
Week 5 in isolation 20 April – 26 April
This week we had some great hilly countryside family cycle rides.
Some of my daily challenges were:
Handstand walks to press ups
Squat down star jumps
Learning a Nicole artistry beam dance routineStanding on one leg with our eyes closed!Recreating a dance pose from a famous gymnast. I chose Alice Kinsella, who I think is Amazing! 😍
Saturday 25th April – it’s my birthday today. Yay!!! I am 13 years old. 🎂 🎉
I had this lovely post by Britishgymnewstics. Thank you!
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Sending birthday wishes to @falconsgymnastics Felicity Ayres who is thirteen today! Fliss has been a member of both GB and English squads, and was looking forward to competing as a second year Espoir this year. The beautiful ring leap in the photo is sky high, and on beam 👏👏👏. Happy birthday @felicity_ayres 🇬🇧❤️🇬🇧
I had my day all planned. We had zoom chats with my family and played lots of outdoor games with Mum, Dad, Jack and Bella – cricket, badminton, dancing etc. We also had chocolate cake and pavlova with blueberries and raspberries. My cousin Emily gave me this fantastic painting of me!!! It’s like the actual photo of me from the British Championships last year. I think it is so wonderful.
I had a great birthday and received so many lovely cards. Here are some of my gym cards.
Sunday 26th April – WOW! I was picked as the winner for the beam competition set by nicoleartistry and riowear leotards. I can’t believe it. I won something! I won a Riowear leotard. I feel so lucky.
Week 6 in isolation 27 April – 1 May
These weeks are going fast. I am still running or cycling nearly everyday 🏃🚲 , dancing and doing choreography and doing so much conditioning.I am still also doing daily fitness challenges. Some of these were:
Squat star jumps
Longest handstand without moving my hands. I did 2 mins 3s.
I received my leotard from Riowear and Nicoleartistry. Thank you so much! I love my red Union jack leotard.
My family made this silly video in the rain. It was just meant to be a bit of fun and make people smile!!! 😂 My brother did well videoing us.
Week 7 in isolation 4 May – 10 May
I have been running with my family. We usually do 4 miles. If I don’t go for a run, then we go cycling. It is really important that I keep my cardio up.
I am still doing daily challenges and also conditioning with my friends on video calls most days or with my sister at home.Pike lever circles 5
Press ups – today my brother and Dad joined in with me! 💪 🎉 😂
I made a vision board.
It was so lovely to see some of the other little Falcons gymnasts’s vision boards. I think it is amazing that some of these little gymnasts look up to me! ♥ That is so so special. I will try and keep being as good as I can be and hopefully inspire them.
I have so much school work to do online! My days are always full with school work for hours, gym work for hours and outdoor activities. Every day I make a plan for my day.My whole family go on many long cycle ride adventures in the countryside. Sometimes we go 8 miles, other times we go 15 miles or 16 miles. They are so much fun, even the hills! The other day we crossed rivers and walked our bikes over the railway line (on the tracks!) and then saw the train! We only saw a few people and cars on the whole trip.Look at this fun photo up closely. Can you spot something or someone?!
My family and I play lots of outdoor games – cricket, badminton, trampolining.My straddle leaps have improved this week.
My sister and I have also been doing some fitness demonstration videos for my Mum’s work, beaford. This has been fun.
We are now going into week 8 of lockdown. I can’t believe it! I miss doing all my gymnastics skills, but I don’t want to go back until it is safe and it’s the right thing to do. I don’t want the coronavirus to spread, and I don’t want me or my family or friends to be ill and really poorly. We all just have to keep working out really hard at home 💪 and stay happy, positive and safe.
Week 8 of lockdown due to coronavirus
Monday 11 May – Another great 4 mile run!
I have been working really hard on my cardio, conditioning and flexibility. I need to do all round fitness as an elite gymnast!I have to keep working on my splits.
My sister and I help ease our muscles in the hot tub. ♥ We have seen lots of lovely sunsets and I feel hopeful.
Wednesday 13th May – Today the government agreed that people could go back to work if they couldn’t work from home, and drive to beaches and parks. I think our beaches might be really busy. I don’t want to go there yet.My sister and I learnt the Nicoleartistry quatrogymnastics dance workout routine in an hour today.
Thursday 14th May – My school drama homework is about creating a Docu-drama, and I am basing mine on the current crisis. We have to write a diary for a week to help with research for the play. This blog is my homework! Yay!Some of my other daily challenges this week have beenThe 10-1 challenge
Leg lift hold
Today my friends and I did conditioning dressed in 80s costume!
The challenge was really hard and I tried and tried all day to do it, it made me laugh so much. I nearly got there!
Thank you for reading my blog and supporting me. I hope you are staying well and getting outside in the sun and being active too!