Staycation Challenge 3/26
DAY 3: PODIUM RESULTS
GOLD: Sam R - 17 Points!!!!
SILVER: Sydney R & Mia C - 15 Points!!!
BRONZE: Laura N & Sasha S - 14 Points!!
PEWTER: Elliot S & Tahani D - 13 Points!
I know some people couldn't participate every day for various reasons. DON'T SWEAT IT! Every day is a new day!! I think it's awesome that everyone is doing what they can when they can. KEEP IT UP!
Thank you Laura for sending me this great link. If you are interested in learning more tips for athletes, coaches and parents in the sports community about getting through the pandemic...
DAILY WORK OUT SENT IN:
SEND A QUICK CLIP OF YOUR WORKOUT! ITS 5 POINTS!
I know some of you worked out and didn't have a chance to record it. IT'S A NEW DAY! Send one today!
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE WINNER: Catch the Camel
Everyone who enters gets 3 Points!
WINNER: Sydney R:
Honorable Mention: Laura N! Who practiced with 1 skate on!
VIDEO CONTEST: Wednesday's Wednesday
WINNER: Sam R: for this CREEPY Kurt Browning
FASHION POLICE CATEGORY: Black and White
WINNER: Sam R: For this TERRIFYING Shizuka Arikowa
Lots of them!
Yesterday's Question: What famous costume designer crafted this Jenny Kirk stunner?.
Correct Answers: Jef Billings - who also designed this fashion police contest entry!
PHOTO BOMB CONTEST: Best Costume
WINNER: Mia Cas Roller Rex
HONORABLE MENTION: Tarek D as Tahani D
MORE HONORABLE MENTIONS: Aliou N, Vanessa F, Tahani D & Sasha S
YOU BE THE JUDGE: Yesterday's Questions
For my IJS Girls: Tell me how many points she would earn from jumping if she added 1 revolution to all of these jumps at intermediate.
3Ab1: 9.00 (8.00 + 1.00) in Intermediate each clean or < triple attempt gets a 1 point bonus
4S*+3Tb2: 6.20 (4.20 + 2.00) quads aren't allowed in Intermediate, triple as a second jump gets 2 point bonus
3Ab1+3Tb2: 15.20 (9.00 + 6.20)
4S* 2nd half: 0.00 (quads aren't allowed in Intermediate)
3F* 2nd half: 0.00 (in Intermediate, "no more than 2 different jumps with 2 ½ or 3 revolutions may be repeated" in this case those jumps are 3A & 3T)
3Lz*+3Lo*+2Lo 2nd half: 1.87 (1.70 x 1.10)
NOTE: Her base value for the jumps she performed today in Intermediate would be 27.83. Her TES at the 2016 Nationals in Intermediate was 38.65 points
For my littles and adults: Tell me how many clean turns are executed in her step sequence.
Answer: 2 I had...
RBI Counter: Missed, edge quality
RFI Twizzle: Achieved
RFI Rocker: Achieved
RBI Counter: Missed, edge quality
RFI Twizzle: Missed, edge quality
TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED YESTERDAY!!!
ANYONE IS WELCOME TO PLAY, SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
STAYCATION CHALLENGE 2/26
Today is: THANKFUL THURSDAY!
HOW IT WORKS:
I'll be keeping track at home and updating you all on yesterday's scoreboard!
You can earn points in a few ways:
Submitting a clip of your daily off-ice workout
Submitting a winning clip of your physical challenge
Winning a contest
Submitting a clip of your physical challenge
Correctly answering trivia
Submitting an entry into a contest
Submitting an answer for trivia
TODAYS PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: First one to 100 Squats!
How quickly can you get to 100 squats?
I'll be timing your submissions
See the video below for your form standard
Remember you get 3 POINTS just for submitting!
VIDEO CHALLENGE: Thank Yuzaru!
Send me the best program you can find, I'll judge and the winners will be announced and have their entries shared.
Thank Yuzaru! Best Yuzaru Hanyu program!
FASHION POLICE: The category is...
THANKS FOR NOTHING: Best (or worst) skating costume with NO rhinestones
BONUS VIDEO CHALLENGE: I'd like to thank the Academy!
Find me a video of the BEST Awards show acceptance speech!
TRIVIA: Today's Question...
How many ISU events has Yuzaru Hanyu won in his career?
GAME: Yuzaru Be The Judge!
For my IJS Girls: Tell me what turns he does in order in this StSq.
For my littles and adults: Tell me 3 ways that he could improve his components.
Since today is Thank Yuzaru Thursday, I give you...
Being grateful may not always be easy, but it sure is good for you!
Below are some things you may not have realized about gratitude, from its health benefits to need-to-know tips to maintaining a positive attitude. We hope they’ll inspire you to say “thank you” to a loved one today!
Writing down what you’re grateful for — yes, with a pen and paper — has been linked in research to a multitude of health benefits.
Materialistic people may have all the tangible “stuff,” but research shows they’re low in well-being. The reason: They lack gratitude.
Writing and delivering a thank you note can actually make you happier.
If you’re a manager, saying “thank you” to your employees could actually increase their motivation.
For teens, gratitude could mean better behavior in school and higher levels of happiness and hopefulness, according to one study.
Gratitude could also have a positive effect on teens’ GPAs.
Keeping track of what you’re grateful for could make you feel more optimistic about the week ahead.
Having a grateful outlook on life could also help you be a better support to those in need.
Being appreciative of the little things your partner does can help your relationship thrive.
A good way to increase your feelings of gratitude is to embrace the setbacks you experience in life, according to leading gratitude researcher Robert Emmons, of the University of California, Davis.
In addition to keeping a gratitude journal, use visual reminders to help you remember to count your blessings.
Gratitude makes you a better team player and could even have effects against athlete burnout.
It will help you better manage stress (and even protect you against negative effects of stress).
You can turn your mindfulness meditation into an opportunity for gratitude by focusing on what you’re thankful for.
Gratitude has positive effects on the brain, including mood neurotransmitters and hormones that are key to social bonding.
It helps us go against our natural tendency to let the “bad” outweigh the “good” in our lives.
Gratitude can also help you sleep better.
Even though a grateful temperament is, to some extent, genetic, you can cultivate gratitude through experience and behavior.
If you want to boost your gratitude, think about your life without something — chances are, you’ll then feel more grateful for that thing.
Vow to be grateful, as it will increase the likelihood you’ll actually do it.
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