There is not masses to say at the moment except that even if we aren’t doing anything flash, we’re doing a damn site better than we were doing this time last year. Kids are working, playing, dancing, music-ing, reading, writing, crafting, drawing and being and we’re mainly trying to oversea the packing of parcels – at least they aren’t in our house and i’m doing admin at 2am, not packing.
Today Fran had her first gym competition; luckily her gym is only round the corner from work as i absolutely HAD to work but her coach rather sweetly let her carry a phone around with her and gave her 10 minute warnings so i could nip back to see her; i managed to see her do the beam and the floor. I felt awful for not being there the whole time but she was very understanding about it all.
She’s only been in Novice for 6 weeks or so but she’d learned the Level One routines; nothing fancy, nothing amazing but having primed her for being much less able than others who have been there ages and not to get upset, it was good to see that she certainly appeared to have it all under her belt. She looked very calm and poised. I thought she did great on the beam; it was a simple routine, nothing much more complex than a forward role, some balances and some turns and a jump off but she looked very elegant and together. I can imagine her liking doing that, she has always had great balance.
Rubbish photos as no flashes were allowed but for posterity anyway.
She also did great on the floor; i wish i could do this!
She was being very good, but increasingly disappointed as the medals were given out and she hadn’t won any; her group of about 12 had an otherwise even spread of them – but then she got Silver for Beam. She was SO excited, she nearly flew on to the podium 😆
The coach spent quite a while chatting to me about them, we were lurking in a “fellow business owner” fashion during the medal ceremony and he was telling me his thoughts on all 3 of them. He thinks Fran’s strength is her power (which i’ve always known, i remember the look she got from the first coach she ever had on her first run up to a vault!) and thinks she’ll do well. I hope so, she looked very at home there.