- Mar 9, 2008
Some of DD friends at school ran track last year & have begged DD to do it with them this year(she's in 8th grade middle school). She's L7 at gym struggling with fear issues on bars & beam. Gym coach wasn't too happy with this plan...says it's a "bad idea". But her track practice doesn't interfere with gym practice at all. She has been sore, b/c she's using different muscles. But other then that, it's been great for her self-esteem! She loves being outside & doing something with her school friends. She just seems so much happier lately. She even seems MORE motivated at gym, b/c she has something in her life that is going well & is not a totally stressing her out everyday. I think it's helping her to be less stressed at the gym. Just wondering what kind of experiences others have had, with gymmies doing other sports outside of gym. Possibly doing them against gym coaches "advice". Gym is her 1st love & she is totally dedicated. Track is just a fun "side" thing for her, that she is doing very well in.