Back At It

24 Aug shonakamori 2 Comments »

I never realized how much stress you put you body under when you compete until I finished competing at USA’s this year.  Although we simulated a two-day meet in practice to prepare for competition, competing and simulating is a completely different story.  How did I realized this?…my knee was pretty shot for a couple of days after the meet.

However, after taking several days off, my knee feels a lot better, if not stronger than before.  Regardless of the result, I’m glad that I took this opportunity to compete and get my feet wet again.  Through the entire process, it helped me gain a better understanding of my body and realize how much I can actually push myself.  Competing again also allowed me to see where I’m at and observe the other competitors as well.

Now that I have several months to train until the next competition, it’s back to the gym, hitting basics, new skills, and conditioning.  I’m finally feeling like I’m at the point where I am capable of improving and getting stronger (physically).  Whereas over the last year, I was playing catch up because I was rehabbing the entire time.

Switching subjects but I had a bit of an eventful weekend.  I was asked to be a featured presenter for the Region 1 Gymnastics Congress.  I was a bit nervous leading up to it because I was called up last minute and didn’t have much time to prepare, however, all in all I think it went pretty well.  Now it’s back to the daily grind as always!

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2 Comments on “ Back At It ”

  1. Tres August 25, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Keep up the hard work. I still truly believe that you have the potential to contribute to the US men’s team.

  2. shonakamori September 1, 2010 at 12:28 am

    thanks so much tres. i really appreciate the support!

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