So it's the last week of summer training and therefore, my
last edition of Blogging with Becca! I want to send a HUGE thank you to
everyone who read my posts and kept up with the team this summer. I've had an absolute
blast being your little Mizzou gymnastics messenger for the last eight weeks!
Speaking of, I'm sitting here wondering where the last 8
weeks went... the summer just flew by! But not too fast for us to be apart of
some awesome events. Jordyn Wieber came into town last weekend for the opening
ceremonies of the Show Me State Games. She did a clinic at the TPC with a
couple local gyms and signed autographs at a luncheon for aspiring gymnasts at
the MATC. She shared her inspiring 'never give up, never give in' story from
her Olympic experience and we felt honored to get to meet her.
Throughout the summer, the team has made some amazing
progress in all aspects of our training. Our morning conditioning has included
some of the hardest workouts this team has ever done, and we can say that in
turn, we are stronger than we've ever been. We had weight lifting Tuesday
morning and had several girls reach personal records. We finished out our
summer training with our very favorite team competition called Bamboozle, and loved
every second of it! Overall, Jackson has greatly improved our fitness level and
prepared us incredibly well for what is to come in the fall.
The gym is the place where we've seen the most change this
summer, and we've truly adjusted well! With three new coaches and a new
training plan, the team is feeling so motivated to continue our progress into
pre-season and take some huge steps forward. We know that we will be prepared
to compete with confidence in the SEC and that is a great place to end the
So after lots of time spent flipping in the gym, running on
the football field, shivering in the cold tubs, drinking chocolate milk,
studying by the pool, and bonding as a Tiger fam, we are headed home for a
couple weeks to rest and enjoy time with family and friends.
Sending love and flips from the Mizzou gymnastics team. Have
a wonderful rest of the summer and see y'all in the fall!