Turn Around in the Weather!

Turn Around in the Weather!

29 Mar shonakamori No Comments »

Although the weather last week was absolutely terrible (super rainy all week and weekend long), it wasn’t enough to put a damper on the important events I had planned to attend.  On Friday, I headed over to Berkeley to watch their “last” home meet when they hosted Stanford.  Members of the gymnastics community are refusing to call this the last one however, as we’re hoping that Cal will somehow be able to raise the $4 million needed to reinstate the program.  For more information, please go here.

Despite the weather being terrible terrible, a ton of people still made it over to the meet.  There must have been close to 3000 people in that arena!  Although Stanford ended up beating their biggest rival, I know that the Cal team will not back down and will definitely use the meet as a motivation to come back stronger for the post-season meets.

On Saturday, I headed over to my friend’s gym in Santa Cruz for a small demonstration.  Although the drive was supposed to take only 1.5 hours, the messy weather and mudslides caused some delays, and it took me about 2.5 hours to make it over.  After several detours and my friend’s husband navigating me through the backroads of Santa Cruz I got to the gym safely!  I ended up having a great time interacting with the kids and the families and was also able to raise another $50 for the Japan relief effort.  This puts the total fund close to $500!

Although the weather last week was just downright bad, it seems like spring has finally arrived this week in California.  It’s supposed to be in the 80s by mid week!  My body will definitely appreciate this weather as it’s a lot easier to train when it’s warmer out.

Oh, and for those that were wondering, I just got assigned to judge the boy’s Region I Championships.  I’ll be judging floor all weekend. Looking forward to seeing my friends and familiar faces again next week!

Poster for Region 1 Championships

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