See you in Rio.

Dudes.

She freakin’ did it.  Gabby Douglas won the gold.   I’m still all about my girl Jordyn, but Gabby was all anyone was talking about on the play yard today.

Tank says he wasn’t impressed but I know he was.  Today he skipped his 2pm nap to judge all of my couch vaults, and pushed back his 3pm nap to time my sprints.  We did  stair sprints  (20 seconds on/10 seconds off for four minutes) which were BRUTAL.  I dogged the last two a little bit so Tank made me do an extra one.  He’s an intense coach but I know he’ll help push me to the next level.

He’s got me on a practice schedule that bleeds into playtime, but I like it.  I’ve been practicing my splits while I play with my  babies – I’m pretty good at multi-tasking.

I can already feel a difference in my floor exercise. Tank thinks that if we train smart i can be at peak condition just in time for Rio.

By 4pm Tank was pretty spent from staying up most of the afternoon, and I was tired from my tabata sprints, so we rested our eyes until the moms woke us up for dinner.

I wolfed down my dinner in record time . Tank says I’m gonna need the carbs for tomorrow’s workout so I made sure no kibble went to waste.

I’ve got to rest up so I can be my best self during training tomorrow – I just know I’m going to be sore from today.

Lots more to share this weekend so I’ll be in touch.

Stay cool my babies,

xx Bug

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Olympics: week 1.

Dudes.  So much going on in life to catch you up on, but the big topic for today: The freakin’ Olympics.  I’m so pumped up about week 1 that I almost can’t talk about it.

I’m consumed right now with gymnastics and swimming.  I think I have a future in one of those sports, maybe even both, so I’m just a ball of nerves during these finals.

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This was me watching the women’s gymnastics qualifying round. I still can’t even talk about Jordyn Wieber not making the individual all around.  I’m beside myself. That might be me up there some day if I keep focused on my training – I’m already feeling the pressure.

My brother Tank and I have been staying up so late watching the finals that I’m just a zombie in the morning.

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Thank goodness I didn’t go to camp today, I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with my play group.

You might not know this, but I live in Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia.  I’m a total Wahoo.  Tall mommy was a rower here, so we wear a lot of orange and blue and support ALL Virginia athletes.  If your mommy went to Tech, I can’t play with you at camp.  I just can’t.

Today in London, one of our very own swimmers, Matt McLean won a GOLD medal.  This is huge. Charlottesville is pretty excited about it, I’m sure all my buddies will be talking about it at camp tomorrow.

(check out this funny graphic. I nearly snorted in my water bowl when I saw it.)

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Last Olympics some of tall mommy’s friends won medals in women’s rowing, which is pretty cool, finals aren’t up yet so keep your paws crossed for the US teams.

Time for bed, so until next time, stay cool my babies.

xx Bug