I have some current teammates trying to get their names out there for colleges and universities.
They’re some of the greatest girls you could ever meet, so I’m just gonna link you to their youtube channels.
Zoe Zingerman, Class of 2018
Leah Salvagio, Class of 2018
Follow @cgacollegebound on Instagram for updates on my teammates!
My blinds are getting better. I’m tried a new technique tonight and I think it’s going to help a lot. I still have a long way to go, but nothing I’m not willing to work for!
Also, my rope climb is a bit better, still not all the way up though.
And at last the press handstand. Yeah, I still suck and I don’t know what to do. I’m too weak to do the strength that might help me so I’m at loss.
Oh, and I want my left ankle to fall off.
Yep, that’s it.
Toodles, have a nice night friends!
My coach decided to make fun of me today.
We’d just turned the lights on in the gym (we have skylights and 3 big truck doors that were open so in all honesty there was plenty of light before, but ehh) and he said that we all just got a whole lot more funny looking.
So I said “thank you”, as you do, and then he made fun of me by saying its going to be like at college parties. Dancing and what-not in the dark and then all-of-a-sudden the lights will get turned on and I’ll be like “Ughh all you people just got a whole lot uglier”.
I replied, “Do you even know me? I’m not about ‘that life’.”
I’ve never even been invited to a party before, unless one at which we played Apples-to-Apples with my biology teacher and her 5-year-old son counts.
Then he made fun of me again by saying “Cam, you have to know what “that life” is in order to not be about it”.
I laughed a bit at that, and then he asked if I liked dancing, and of course I replied yes, I LOVE dancing.
So he said dancing at parties with a whole lot of other people that can’t dance is a lot more fun than dancing alone in your dorm room.
While I agree with his statement on some levels, dancing alone to the music you like is also pretty great.
So yeah, that’s my story. It’s not the greatest, you had to have been there. Actually, you just have to be me to get it. I laugh at everything and actually enjoy being made fun of by my friends (yes I count my coaches as friends). I’m not afraid to laugh at my self.
Later during practice I had a comment to something he said to a teammate that wasn’t really necessary so he called me out and said, “Sorry I made Cam tell a story guys”. I used to be known for lengthy, useless stories (I eventually stopped with them, I don’t really know why, probably around the same time I stopped talking about school much at gym because I decided it didn’t matter, all that matters at the gym is gym), so even though I’ve stopped telling them very often if I ever add a useless comment he calls me on it. It’s kinda like a game haha!
So yeah, there’s my stories from practice friends have a nice evening!
I’ve been having issues with flyaways from any speed. To explain, if I pike down and lose all my speed I’m good, but as soon as I want to go from a handstand or giant my body gets funky and scared won’t let go. This has been getting progressively worse since May with worse and better days.
I’ve been making a lot of headway stopping this weirdness in the past week, and today I finally got myself to let go from a speed giant. The tap is still a bit funky into the dismount, but my tap into double lays was already not quite normal (I do the late tap —> “peel” technique if you’re familiar with double back dismount techniques), so this is definitely something I can work with and is exciting.
So yeah, I’m in good spirits.
Have a great evening!