THE LIFE OF A GYMNAST:
scientists have proved that gymnastics is the hardest sport in the world! It contains strength flexibility determination discipline patience and trust!
We gymnasts work our buts off, but sometimes we wonder why bother? why try? Is it worth the pain struggle injuries aches and tears?!
As all gymnasts will know that as someone great once said (Maxine/her blog) that regret is the only thing holding us back as when we quit we think many years later of what could have been!
below i recite i poem i found from one of my scoring books (from Tauranga!)
Patience is a mans greatest virtue,or so the saying goes.
A gymnast must have said it for a gymnast surely knows.
That in this funny sport of ours, discouragement runs high.
And even the very best of us will find, that this virtue has past us by.
When hands are ripped and throbbing, and every muscle is sore.
Will a gymnast still have patience, to limp in the gym for more.
When you've lost old moves, and progress seems slow.
Will you still have faith in better days, and not feel sad and low?
Can you admit your frightened, yet not give in to fear.
Can you conquer pain and frustration, and often even tears?
When someone else does something you've tried so long to do.
Can you still be happy for her, or just self pity for you?
And when success seems far away, your efforts all in vain
Can you force yourself to wear a smile and disregard the pain?
If despite the pain and tribulations you cans say "i won't give in"
Maybe someday you'll discover that its now your time to win.
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