GymDawgs Journal - Kelly Gilbert

Oct. 6, 2008

Hey GymDawg fans,

As you heard from Karen, our team has been doing a lot of bonding. The last week we did a lot of fun bonding outside the gym before school started. However, now that school has started and we are all expanding our knowledge, we have less time for activities outside of the gym. So this week we started to do assignments in the gym that would bring us closer. For example, our beam assignments require us to work as a team in order to reach our goals for the event for that day. I definitely feel like I am getting to know my new teammates and am growing even closer with my old ones!

Attitudes in the gym have been amazing lately. Everyone puts 100 percent of their effort in everyday and it is definitely paying off. We are putting skills together left and right and are getting closer to routine shape daily.

Although there have been a few set-backs through injuries so far in this preseason, all the girls have kept their chins up. Knowing the sport of gymnastics, we know that little things happen and we have just learned to adjust to them.

I want to congratulate last Friday's Top Dawg Winner, Anna! Also, this week the Top Dawg Award went to Amanda! Anna and Amanda each did a great job with their attitude and effort!

We have a count down in the gym for the number of days until nations. It reminds us that every day counts. I can't wait to see all of you at our meets this year!!!!!!!

It is a great day to be a DAWG!!!!!!

Kelly Gilbert

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