Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Day in the Life of National Team Member Elizabeth Price

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National Team member Elizabeth Price placed 4th on Bars and 5th on Vault at this year's Visa National Championships. As a second time National Team Member, "Ebee" as her friends call her, has to potential to make a splash on the international scene in 2012. Here's an exclusive look at a day in the life of a Parkette Gymnast. 

7:00 AM- "A usual day for me starts with waking up at 7:00am to get dressed, pack[ing] my lunch, and depending on whether or not I’m hungry, eating breakfast. My Dad takes me to the gym around 7:30am before heading to work. It takes about 20 minutes to drive there without much traffic."

8:30 AM-12:30 PM - "Practice at my gym, Parkettes, starts at 8:30am, and since I get there early, I just hangout and wait. We run, stretch, condition and do basics for an hour before going to our first event. We do three events for one hour each until 12:30."

12:30-1:20 PM - "At 12:30 we go on a lunch break in our dance room, where we eat, rest and do schoolwork until 1:20."

1:20-3:30/4:00 PM - "After break we do a short warm up for 10 minutes before going to our fourth event, which lasts an hour. After our last event we go back to bars and beam for about a half hour each, sometimes longer."

3:30/4:00-4:30 PM - "Now that we’ve finished all our events, we condition and stretch for about a half hour before saying bye and leaving."

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4:30-5:00 PM - "My mom picks me up in the evening since she’s already off work and my dad still has an hour or so before he’s ready to come home. When I get home, I get a small snack, change into more comfortable clothing and get ready to start my schoolwork."

5:00-8:00/9:00 PM - "Being homeschooled allows me to move faster through my schoolwork, so instead of learning for six hours like I would if I went to school, it only takes three or four hours. That’s what I’m doing at 5:00pm. I do school for a couple of hours with eating dinner between until I’m done."

8:00/9:00-10:00 PM- "After I finish my schoolwork, I take a shower and hang out watching TV, going on Facebook or reading until 10:00 or 10:30pm, when I go to bed."

1 comment:

  1. No wonder Liz is TOTALLY unfamiliar to me -- she's on the junior national team! I thought Bekah was interviewing a senior. My bad.

    I wanted to ask where Ebee/Hallie Mossett got her fake ID.