Non Gymnastics

Non Gymnastics27 May 2009 09:09 am

As the rest of you have no doubt noticed, I’m beginning to realize that I haven’t had much time for my blog lately. In fact I’m finding that I can rarely do more than quickly skim the gymnastics blogs in my google reader, wishing I could pour over some of the youtube videos of cool bar mounts, before I have to rush back to working or caring for my eight-month-old.

With that said, I’m not quite ready to throw in the towel but I will officially be on hiatus for awhile. Perfect10 will stay up but I won’t be posting save for the occasional burst of inspiration and free time that happen to strike at the same moment.

I’ve had some requests from guest writers and I’m happy to entertain those if you are interested in writing an occasional piece but don’t want to start a blog of your own.

So long for now,

Non Gymnastics28 Jan 2009 10:49 am

Ok, enough already!   No more threatening emails!   My apologies for the ridiculously LONG absense.  Perhaps some of you chalked up my absense to the inevitable post-Olympic let down but I have a better excuse.   On September 28th, I gave birth to my first child – see proof below.    Kind of took priority over my gymnastics blog, you know?  But I’m starting to get more sleep these days (and by more, I mean about 4 hours at a stretch) and the baby is napping more so I’m finally feeling up to posting again.

nightbeforeThe night before going into labor…no, that’s not a martini.  Just a fun glass

gryffinWith our best friends about an hour after giving birth.

dsc_2830Gryffin…only in the 15th percentile for height at this point – perhaps he has a future as a gymnast!

Non Gymnastics13 Jun 2008 10:24 am

I just read the article on the International Gymnast site about Ashley Priess’ decision to retire during training at the US National Championships. Always impressed by her gymnastics, and her coach as well, I admit I was quite curious as to what caused her to decide to step away from the Olympic Selection process mere weeks before the Games. Citing a chronic back condition which she feared would not survive the Summer, Priess decided to forgo her dream of the Olympics in order to pursue another dream: competing on a collegiate team. She did not want to jeopardize her collegiate chances by overworking her back in the Olympic Selection process.

Two quotes in particular stand out from the interview. The first is in regard to her family. (more…)

Non Gymnastics14 Mar 2006 10:28 am

So I’ve realized that one of the reasons why I don’t blog here more often is because all of my entries are so long that it is daunting to sit down and write one. Therefore, I have turned over a new leaf. My entries will hereby be shorter and hopefully, more frequent.

Thoughts on the 2006 Tyson American Cup will be brief and coming soon…