She's been wowing us with elliptical 10ks that smash my running PRs. I, however, chose to participate in the gymnastics all-around competition.
My first exercise?
Vault was a resounding success, and the strength of my vault definitely foretells how I'll do on the rest of the apparatus. It certainly mattered when it came to event #2, bars.
Bars gave me a little trouble.
But I'm pretty good at bars since I've had lots of experience, and I pulled out a strong performance.
|Home-field advantage on the bars.|
I think I nailed that one, especially the move named after myself: the Gracie. It's brandy, vermouth, and fresh mint over ice. Not the most difficult out there, but so smooth.
Unfortunately the biggest challenge was the beam. I completely muffed that.
That's not Jim Beam. That's some kind of cooking whiskey.
You know what they always say, it's hard to do back flips and somersaults with only a few inches of Beam. I'd need at least a pint.
With just one more event to go, I was worried about my score. Luckily it was my strongest event: floor.
The thing about floor is that I'm just so comfortable with it. And I really have my technique down: I am so relaxed while competing.
My overall score? Well, there were some big deductions on beam. Then I had some wobbles on bars, but I really stuck the landing and that counts for something. And I pulled out a great floor routine. How do you think I scored???
Thanks XMLIC for a chance to compete in the Ellimpics!