Okay, so I couldn't find a fun adjective starting with "J" so I made one up. =)
Today's Gymnast of the Day is the oh-so-fantastic:
I have the most hilarious pictures of Jeni because she's always the one yelling, "Take a picture of this, Darce!" But a lot of the times she is doing something funny so I grad my camera quick and take a picture of her hilariousness. =)
Oh, where do I even start with Miss Jeni! This girl is just the sweetest thing evah. She is the kind of girl that can make friends with a rock. Yep, she is a friend to EVERYONE. She is the hardest worker with everything she does.. not just gymnastics. Last year she was so determined as a freshman to have a varsity spot on our team. She came to Nika and I and asked, "What do I have to do to be a better gymnast?" Holy cow! The dream coaches question! If you are a friend of Jeni's, consider it an honor.
What I like about Jeni:
Like I said above, I love how coachable this girl is. You tell her to change something and bam, she's trying her hardest to do as we say. The girl is full of smiles. She had a bad beam night our first meet and after she dismounted, she stood there with tears of disappointment streaming down her face, smiling. Not kidding. She was so mad at herself but her personality was still shining through.
(Jeni is being a goof while doing her shin-splints exercises)
Okay, so she didn't have a great beam night her first meet? The past 2 meets this girl has had NO-FALL BEAM ROUTINES! Holy cow.. talk about determination! I believe she feel 4 or 5 times that first night and just 4 meets later she completely stays on. Can I say, "Awesome?!"
Funny Story of Jeni-lu-who:
I know I say all my gymnasts are riots, but Jeni's ranked right up there with the best of them. We had a little trouble finding a team manager this year and a few weeks after the season had started, Jeni comes running up to Nika (head coach) and I and says, "I found a manager, I found a manager!" So we start asking questions about this girl and Jeni starts throwing her sales pitch... "She really sweet, responsible, gets all A's and doesn't have sex." Alrighty! We weren't expecting that last bit-o-info but hey, eveyone loves a sex-free manager!
What makes Jeni, Jeni:
There are so many things that make Jeni, Jeni. She is a blast to be around, never puts people down, and is a complete ham. I think her determination also makes her Jeni.. more info below under "greatest accomplishments". I am also proud of her walk with Christ. I know as a fact that her personality, outlook on life and smiles are a result of her relationship with Christ. I've had a few talks with Jeni about these matters and the girl is pretty wise.. your inspiration is contagious.. keep it up, girl. =) People can see Christ in you.
How I am proud of Jeni:
Nika challeneged all the girls a couple of weeks ago to individually raise their all-around score by 2 points. (Eliminate falls, point toes, connect skills, for all those non-gymnastic minded peeps out there) Jeni completely took a hold of that goal and added 2 more points to her all-around score at her next meet. Since she had reached that goal, Tuesday night she made another goal to reach a 30 all-around individual score.. and she got there! I'm excited to see where your determination will take you. Love ya, Jeni-lu-who!
Here we go bloggers, here we go! Du-du. Just a little tune to get ya commenting away! Thanks again for all your warms wishes to my girls. They are lovin' it!
Just a head's up.. tomorrow's blog will take a break from Gymnast of the Day for another subject. On Monday we'll be back to regularly scheduled bloggin. =) Stay tuned...