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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Gymnast

Gymnastics has always been one of my favorite sports to watch during the olympics. There is an electrifying energy~ emotional edge~lazer focus~ intensity~coordination,~body control~tenaciousnes~mental toughness~physical prowess~fighting face~fire inside of the gymnast. The grace, performance,poise, courage, and presence they exude as they salute their judge and attack. How many repititions? bones broken?ligaments torn? bloody hands - knees? how many hours spent w/ her sport leading up to this moment? How many times did she fall before she executed those movements and that beautiful landing? I would imagine over 81,000 hrs - ...WHY is she passionate? Whats the BIG purpose? What emotions are driving her? ...She's somethin' fierce, a force to be wreckoned with. What does it take to tap into that zone, that place you go when you are so present and prepared- its GO HARD or GO HOME. The intensity is all encompassing. Any terror inside of you is the very thing that makes you turn up the heat, and make it happen.....