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  1. Blackie6

    Video from L5 States

    We put up DD's L5 States video on Youtube. Hubby didn't edit out some floor practice and the bars practice so you may want to skip thru it, LOL, or it gets too long. I can't even watch the bars knowing that she NEVER falls & she fell. She missed a beam medal by .25 (UGH!) there were so many ties...
  2. Blackie6

    Excalibur Cup anyone?

    This is not confirmed yet because they are checking to see if they can squeeze in our gym, but we may be doing this meet Feb 19-21 in Virginia Beach. It will be a long haul for us but thinking about doing it as a family weekend. No pressure, it is after our L5 States meet. Anyone do this meet...
  3. Blackie6

    Been missing a whole lot of gym!

    Well, DD had the Flu in Nov and missed alot of practice, then 2 weeks ago ended up with Strept throat and missed more school and gym time. Went back for 2 practices and then ended up with nasty gastro virus that lasted for a week and left her 5 lbs less and another week out of gym. It was...
  4. Blackie6

    Meet results!

    DD had a meet last week. It was originally scheduled for before Christmas but because of the snowstorm that hit NJ it was post-poned. It was re-scheduled for Dec 30th and a weeknight. That was OK for the kids who were off school, but for me that still had to work it was hard to rush home, get DD...
  5. Blackie6

    Design your own meet!!!

    We are almost officially done with our third season of competative gymnastics. States is the end of Jan for DD and we have just one more meet before that. Just had a meet last week and I don't know, maybe it was because of all the Christmas stress, or just that it was our third year of meets...
  6. Blackie6

    Uploaded a video from last meet

    This is DD's L5 beam routine from the last meet she had in November. It was the post Flu meet, LOL. She managed to stay on this time with only wobbles and bobbles. It is hard to watch because I ran behind the parents when she started, not wanting to distract her like last time, so now have a...
  7. Blackie6

    What a fun week in practice!

    The past two nights they have been doing some up training skills and my DD is just loving it! She has been doing giants on the high bar and cast handstands with the owner. I said it before but I'll say it again, I love that he works with the girls! Next time I see him I might give him a hug! On...
  8. Blackie6

    Our L5 "Flu" meet report

    DD came out of gym practice last Sat with a 102 temp that only got worse on Sunday. Wasn't too nervous since my boys had been sick the week before, until it hit almost 104. I ran her to my work (walk-in medical center) and she was seen and came up Flu A positive. So, it could have been just...
  9. Blackie6

    Sooo....how do you think we did??????

    WE DID IT! DD made sectional score with room to spare! A very fun and interesting day we had. We went early to see favorite teamate that stayed in L4 this year so we arrived at 10am. Our session started afterwards at 11:30 and we were really excited to go because we knew that former coaches...
  10. Blackie6

    Thank You everyone (re: our L5 meet)

    Just wanted to take a quick minute to THANK YOU all for your advice, stories and posts about DD's not so great meet. I truly appreciate you all taking the time to respond with such encouragment & it means so much to me. I guess I get so frustrated when SHE gets frustrated. After that meet I felt...
  11. Blackie6

    2nd L5 Meet, not so great!

    Just call us the lil caboose of the CB board. This is one of those meets that I ask myself afterwards if being in USAG gymnastics is the right thing for my DD. We have always taken things one day at a time, knowing that the tightness on her one side may become an issue. She's having major heel...
  12. Blackie6

    *NEW* Stats on gymnastics

    I like the old break down that showed the number of gymnasts in each level in each state, but at least you can see how the number change while going up the levels. http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/home/publications/usagymnastics/2009/1/32_stats.pdf
  13. Blackie6

    I think I am starting to *love* our new gym.

    While we miss old coach still *sigh*, I am finding out day after day that there are alot of little things that were missing from the old gym. Today I stayed and watched a little of practice and watched owner working with the girls from the L4 and L5 team as they were warming up on the floor. I...
  14. Blackie6

    First level 5 meet

    Very hectic weekend, we had a blast in Wildwood. DD entertained everyone in the hotel by doing BHS and stuff poolside against my wishes on the concrete! OUCH! Wondering if all your gymies are the entertainment at out door events, because my DD had an audience on all 5 floors! She spent the...
  15. Blackie6

    Guess what? 1st meet in not October, it's next weekend!

    Ahhhhh the surprises of a new gym, a new level and a new season! Everytime I go into my daughter's cubby mail box after practice, it's like Christmas! So, we are doing a meet next weekend! Good news, my daughter is doing all FOUR events! While I did not think she was ready, coach said she has...
  16. Blackie6

    Bad days and good days in level 5

    OK, I know I gave you all the new gym update, so here is an update to the update, LOL So, my DD was moved up from a 4/5 finally after being at new gym since July about 2 weeks ago. I have noticed some skills sliding backwards since change, but realize this is probably the norm. Most noticable...
  17. Blackie6

    We are devastated!

    I have been coming here to the CB for over two years now and anytime I've read a post about moving gyms I always said to myself "WOW, so glad that is not me making that choice for my daughter because we love our gym and could never ever even think about leaving". Well, ladies (and gents) I have...
  18. Blackie6

    Sever's Disease anyone?

    Had to take my DD (8) back to the Ped Ortho today. The past few weeks she has been limping, hopping and I was thinking she either re-fractured it or the cyst that was in her heel at the fracture site and become larger. Just to re-cap, she had fractured it in December and was out of commision for...
  19. Blackie6

    Not as much time training L5 as I thought

    Apparently according to my DD's coach the compulsary "seasons" are changing here in NJ and instead of waitting until the end of the year to start L5 meets (here in NJ they ran from about Jan til states in May) we are starting in SEPTEMBER! I thought we would be enjoying a long LONG stroll into...
  20. Blackie6

    I saw DD's L5 bar routine last night

    DD is just loving the L5 bar routine! She came out of practice on Weds night saying she did the whole thing by herself without any help from the coach. Last night I went early to pick her up because she wasn't feeling well after school and I figured "just in case" I should get there early. I saw...