Inside the Locker Room: By Blair Ryland

Oct. 13, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - Hello Stanford fans

This week SWG was hit with some illness issues. So, many of us were focusing on getting ourselves healthy again. But those who avoided the sickness definitely made full use of their practice time. Some highlights of the week included Cat's beautiful Jaeger, Shelley Jo's upgraded full-in dismount off bars, and T West and Skoly being cleared to do more gymnastics in the gym. On top of that, C.J. started working on her new tango floor routine, and I can't wait to see what kind of choreography she and Kristen have up their sleeves.

On Friday we took team pictures around campus for the media guide. This is definitely one of my favorite parts of preseason. It's always fun biking around in our competition leotards and posing in the quad, the fountains, and other places on campus ... not to mention bumping into friends or tourists who want to take their picture with you!

Our annual cross-training week started Monday and consists of many non-gymnastic activities, including (but not limited to) water polo, dodgeball, hip hop dance with Weedge, and yoga with Kristen. I'm excited to see our competitive natures come out for water polo and dodgeball, and I'm looking forward to an awesome week. Check in next time to hear how it goes!

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