Kruger Rock Hike

I just went on this fun hike up in Larimer County, CO. I recommend it to all of you. It is a moderate trail with a steep incline up to the rock but an easy hike down. It is a 4 mile hike in total (up and down the mountain), and there is a beautiful view all the way.

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Handstand Progression for Beginners

So, you want to learn handstands?

Handstands are a very difficult skill but fun to learn. Here is a beginners progression to learn them:

Step 1:  Handstand against the wall

Put your hands close to the wall. Start on the ground.

Kick up with your non dominant leg. You might not get up there the first time so keep trying. Make sure your arms are straight, your toes are pointed, your stomach, legs, and butt are squeezed and your hands grip the ground. I know this is a lot to think about but it will help you find your balance.

Step 2: Standing Handstand against the wall

For this step, you want to stand up in front of the wall. Have your dominant foot infront. Then kick up while your going down. At the very end bring your legs together and keep your body tight.

It should look like this:

 

Keep trying and don’t give up.

Step 3: Handstand off the wall

Don’t worry it is not too scary.

This time go up on to the wall like the previous step then give yourself a little nudge to come off of the wall. Try to hold it there. The longer you hold it the better it is. Try to keep your legs together as much as you can. But you do what you can do to stay balanced.

Things to Remember:

Squeeze your whole body.

Shift your weight on your hands. Like this:

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Have Fun!

 

 

 

My Fight, My Heart

What I love,

What I fight for,

Even if I am not feeling it down deep

I try

To fly

You ask ” Why do you fall?”

I answer “So I can learn to get back up again.”

If your muscles ache

You don’t quit

You have some grit

Being a gymnast

Has it s doubts

Lots of pains

All of the hours spent in the gym,

To win the gold

To show your skill

Complete your dream

For the love of the sport

Trust me, It is worth fighting for.

 

The Mat Game

Here is a fun game to play with your friends and family.

What you will need:

Mat

2-7 people

What you do: To play you have someone be the caller and what they do is call out any skill and so on. You must do it without going off the mat. With more people it is better. The last one on the mat wins and is the next caller.

I hope you have fun.

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12 days of Gymnastics (Would you rather)

It is getting closer and Closer to Christmas. Here is a fun game to take your mind off the endless hours of waiting.

Christmas would you Rather:

Would you Rather have to loudly sing the chorus of “Jingle Bells” every time you walk into a room for a week OR have to wear a Santa suit to school every day for a trup770570001_cf0001week?

I  think I would rather wear a Santa suit to school every day for a week because it would probably be comftorable.

Would you Rather make presents for your family instead of buying them OR make ornaments for your Christmas tree instead of buying them?giphy

Probably, make presents for my family instead of buying them because it is easier then making ornaments and that would take forever.

Would you Rather not celebrate Christmas this year OR not celebrate your birthday this year?

This one is really, really hard but I guess I will choose not to celebrate my birthday. Will you stay the same age? Or will your age go up, but no presents or cake?

Would you Rather have frosty the Snowman for a friend OR Rudolph the red nosed reindeer?

Ugh. They make these so hard. Frosty the Snowman because then we could go on adventures together.

Would you Rather have mistletoe hanging in your bedroom doorway OR have a large, decorated Christmas tree in your bedroom doorway?52351474-31a1-4af0-b7f2-93a5750d6b86

Definetley have a large decorated Christmas tree in my bedroom doorway. That would be really cool.

Would you Rather have Christmas tree tinsel for hair OR have fingernails that light up like Christmas lights?

I like both of them but I am going with have fingernails that light up like christmas lights because then I would never have to paint my nails.

Would you Rather have a nose that glows red like Rudolf’s OR have pointy ears like an elf?

I would have neither but I think I would rather have a nose that glows red like Rudolf’s.

Would you Rather have a job wrapping presents at the mall OR have a job taking pictures of children sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall?

I think I would rather have a job wrapping presents at the mall because I think that that would be more entertaining.

Would you Rather be one of Santa’s elves OR be one of Santa’s reindeer?

I would rather be one of Santa’s Elves because then I could make many things and be of assistance rather than doing the same job over and over again like the reindeer.

Would you Rather see The Nutcracker OR dance in The Nutcracker?

Oh my gosh. Definetley dance in the Nutcracker. I have always wanted to do that.

 

I hope you comment what you would do on at least one of these questions.

Thank you!