Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My First "Inspired" Handstand

This handstand picture comes to me all the way from a lava field in Iceland!  The owner may not realize but he is part of the reason that I have a love for handstands.  When I was a level 5 gymnast, attending a NH clinic, he pulled me aside and taught me how to do a giant on bars because he liked my handstand!  I'm paraphrasing but I believe he told a shy/nervous me, "It's just a handstand around the bar to a handstand." Thank you for noticing my handstand and making me feel special.  Not only do I now have a love for handstands, but I also keep this moment in mind when coaching my own gymnasts!

Here's to coaches all over the world ... it's the little things that will make the biggest impact on a life!

~Iceland Lava Field Handstand


  1. Is it wrong to tell you I nearly cried when I read your blog post? The best any one can hope for in life is to make a difference in someones life.
    Thanks for the smile today.

  2. Awesome story! And you have paid it forward many many times over!