Back to the Grind

Back to the Grind

23 Aug shonakamori No Comments »

After a week in St. Paul for the Visa National Championships, I’m finally back in California.  It definitely feels great to be back, but at the same time, it’s crazy how swamped. I’m finding myself working double-speed just to catch up with my daily routine.  I’m sure that this will last at least a couple of days!

Anyway, back-tracking to last week.  It was definitely great to be back on the competition floor.  Although some events did not go quite as planned, overall I’m pleased with how things went.  I’m always super hard on myself but I definitely have to remember to keep things in perspective and remind myself that all of this is a step by step process!  As much as I’d like to jump from 1-10, in reality, it just doesn’t work that way!  On the upside, I felt really comfortable being out there.  I sure as heck didn’t feel this way the last couple of meets, especially coming back from the injury.  That said, I know that I’m definitely making some improvements on my mental side.

Anyway, I was glad to be named back onto the national team, but at the same time, I know that this is only the beginning and that I have a lot that I need to do as I prepare for the Olympic trials next June.  I’m definitely giving my body a couple of days rest to recuperate, but after that, it’s back to the grind!  My next meet will be the Pan American Games which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico in late October.

Speaking of gymnastics, I went to the gym yesterday for a light training, and guess what I saw when I first walked in?

Thanks for the sign guys!

Big thanks to Champions Academy, the gymnasts, and their families for the awesome sign!  And same goes to everyone else who continue to support my journey!

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