Now, given the recent news that she's signed on for NCAA eligibility, there was some speculation as to whether or not she'd be going for a Beijing spot. Well, by all accounts she must be. Good on her for keeping a positive outlook (I mean, sheesh! Inflamed shoulder tendon, forgetting her passport, bars crashes, sickness... this girl's having a run of bad luck). Anyway, all signs point to Trials:
...or I could go in, and pretend this comp was the Olympic Games. And in my opinion, nothing would stop me from competing if I were at the Games! Taking into consideration that I am a role model to the younger gymnasts in the gym, and a candidate for the Games, I grew some balls and went for it!
...And since 'down' isn't the correct pathway to Olympic trials, I wasn't going to take that route. I put myself in a pressure situation where I had to perform. Pretending this comp was the Olympics was a great way for me to set aside my problems and focus on my gymnastics.