List three words that describe your day?
Gigi: Ropes course, obstacle course, slalom, BurgUndThal, TacoThursday, FUN!
Willa: Fun, strong, challenging.
Ava: Hard, fun, challenging.
Talise: Awesome, fun, amazing.
Alli: Awesome, scary, tough.
Chloe: High ropes, fun, exciting.
Kate: Amazing, tired, breathtaking.
Elsa: Ropes, slalom, fun.
Carly: Fun, hard, hot.
Dante: Awesome, tiring, challenging.
Cooper: Awesome, hard, different.
Ian: BergUndThal, ropes course, slalom.
Logan: Hard, fun, okay.
Will S: BEST.DAY.EVER!
Cadish:Fun, hot, height.
James:Fun, great, exciting.
Finn: Awesome, sweaty, fun.
Matthew: Fun, cool, awesome.
Describe your “struggle moment” today (mentally or physically).
Gigi: I struggled pulling myself up the tire for the vertical Playpen and the Tango.
Willa: Falling on the slalom course.
Ava: I thought it was really hard when we did the vertical playground.
Talise:The leg routine.
Alli: I got really scared during the Tango.
Chloe: I struggled during the one leg part of the Cargo.
Kate: In the middle of the vertical playpen I felt like giving up but I pushed forward.
Carly: The leg routine.
Dante: When we did the struggle bus.
Cooper: It was hard and scared.
Ian: On the vertical challenge trying to transition to the ladder.
Logan: It was hard during the struggle bus.
Will S: The trampolines on the obstacle course, because I kept falling.
Cadish: Pushing myself to climb the last ladder.
James: I didn’t think I could squeeze the chicken in the obstacle course but I did.
Finn: Crawling up the hill backwards during the leg routine.
Matthew: In the obstacle course.
What did you learn from your “struggle moment”?
Gigi: If you keep pushing you will get there.
Willa: I can live through everything.
Ava: To try harder.
Talise:It makes you stronger.
Alli: Don’t move the blocks too far.
Chloe: If you keep going, you will get there.
Kate: To keep going no matter what.
Elsa: To just keep working.
Carly: To keep going.
Dante: To push through it.
Cooper: I learned that I just have to push through it sometimes.
Ian: Push until you can’t go anymore.
Logan: To try and think a different way.
Will S: To try and aim for the middle of the trampoline.
Cadish: That I can do it!
James: Never give up.
Finn: Not to crawl backwards up a hill…
Matthew: You can do things that are hard.
COACHES CORNER- Thursday Highlights…
Doug: My highlight for today was when Ava was beating her chest and yelling before running off the launching pad.
Also, I loved hearing teammates tell Willa just to “hug it out” when jumping for the punching bag.
Ethan explained to me that “on the Vertical Playpen don’t look at what you have achieved, look at what you can achieve”
Dan: I laughed when I said “Time for the pain cave” and Henry replied “I think you mean pan cakes”
Conor: Chloe doing the cargo net with one leg/ankle tied to her harness.
Also, Alex and Ben both did the cargo net with only one hand.
Jess: I loved hearing Marion explain that “I definitely had a drop of sweat roll down my cheek on that last one”
Also, Gigi “I’m having fun but that last one was really hard”
I loved hearing Aiden explain that “practice doesn’t make perfect, only practice makes perfect”
I was inspired by Logan improving his indoor obstacle course time by twenty seconds. a theory: if you think you’re going to die during a workout, you won’t. But if you think it will be easy, you will die.”
Lucy: I loved watching Chloe start the Vertical Playpen by climbing blindfolded.
Also, James really pushed his limits on the Vertical Playpen. When he came down after reaching the chicken at the top, he had a huge smile on his face and said “wow I didn’t think I could do that”
Aleks said to me this afternoon that “I own the leap of faith! When I jumped, I got all of the fear out of me”
Zack: My highlight was when Will and Oliver both completed the Tango, both blindfolded.
Tasha: Zane and James asked Parker today “could you photo shop dresses on us” after he had taken photos of them on the Tango.
Rachel: I loved hearing Ben and Zanes conversation, Ben stated that “I like the slalom better it’s more fun then the Berg” and Zane responded with “Lemme show you how fun it is!!!! I’m gonna do this whole thing with a smile on my face”.
Lauren: Ian says the trick to slalom is to finish your turn at the gate and look ahead!
Also, I loved hearing Talise explain that “you can’t give up on the uphill part of the slalom” and Sonja explain that “just because you didn’t win doesn’t mean you didn’t ski your best and get a PR!”