My daughter has a gymnastics competition today and I noticed that she has developed her own sort of pre-competition routine.
It started last night when all her teammates gathered at the gym to get their hair done. The team moms all do the girls hair in the same style.Â One thing we have found is that this is a great activity for team building and giving the girls and the moms a chance to get to know each other better. The curlers are under the banadana in case you are wondering.
Then it is a relatively early to bed night followed by a relaxed morning. Luckily we have a mid afternoon session today so there is no rushing.Â She had a pretty good breakfast and then headed off for her favorite pre-meet activity – a long, warm bath. I think this is what really gets her in the right frame of mind.
In a while, she will put on her competition leotard, warm ups, and pack her gym bag and we will be off. What does she pack in that bag?
- Ipod – complete with some new favorite songs
- Good luck stuffed animal
- Water bottle
- Healthy snack
- Change of clothes for after the meet
Does your athlete have a pre-competition routine? Please share!