Trying to Get Ahead

30 Jul shonakamori 4 Comments »

Apologies for the lack of updates!  I think a big part of it has to do with the fact that with USA Championships coming up, I’ve been focusing extra hard on my training but on my outside work as well.  Knowing that I’ll be pretty much away the entire week for the competition, I’m trying my best to get ahead and complete the work that I would otherwise be doing that week.  That way, I’ll be able to put my full focus on the meet itself.  Honestly, I thought life after college was going to ease up a bit.  I definitely thought wrong…

While college was difficult in its own way, especially the combination of training and having a full schedule of academics, I now have a ton of other responsibilities that I never had to worry about while I was a student.  Supporting myself through my three-part time jobs and dealing with the projects that come with it is one thing.  I also never thought that monitoring my own meals would be this difficult!  The hardest part is cooking after being beat from training that day.  Man, was I spoiled during my college days.  Dinner was always waiting for me in the dining hall!

Despite all this, I’m enjoying the ride.  I’m learning a lot through the entire process.

On an unrelated note, I got asked to be a presenter at a regional gymnastics congress next month.  I’ve never given hour-long presentations on techniques for specific skills so it’ll be interesting.  But then again, how hard can it be?  I live, eat, and sleep gymnastics!

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4 Comments on “ Trying to Get Ahead ”

  1. kimi July 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Final push before USA’s!! First start to your goals! You stay focused and don’t worry about updating your blog…priorities are set and we all understand!! We’ll be watching your progress!! Go get ’em…

  2. shonakamori July 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    thanks kimi! i’m really excited. it’s been a while since i’ve been out there. no fear, no regrets!

  3. Tomoko August 3, 2010 at 4:30 am

    The fact that you got injured here in Japan made me sad…
    Now you have fully recovered!
    Good luck!

  4. shonakamori August 3, 2010 at 7:49 am

    thanks tomoko. i can’t believe japan cup was over a year ago! lots of ups and down since then but i’m happy to be back! thank you again for your support from japan.

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