Life of a twirler


Strut your stuff! On Dec. 2, Caley Galarneau competed at a competition at the Altoona High field house. She placed second in her division. Photo taken by Chasity Brunner

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

The moments twirlers go through every week

This week at practice, we cleaned the routine and in general had a ton of fun. By that I mean I almost died, but it is okay.  We were doing a cross toss and moving with a spin, but the baton just barely missed my face.  I already got a black eye at practice before; I was not about to get another one.  Practice with my team is so fun, but sometimes it can get dangerous.  This week, I also got hit in the shins five times while doing a cross toss.  The only thing my coach said was “Well Caley, sometimes you get hit, and you just have to get over it,” so I started jumping over the baton when I knew I was not going to catch it.  It worked but I almost fell; I feel like I always get hurt at practice.

I was in my living room practicing my strut and my mom yelled at me because I was blocking the TV, so I stopped and sat on the couch.  Then she yelled at me AGAIN because I was not practicing, but it was way too cold out to practice so what was I supposed to do.  I ended up going to my room and practicing, but it was a little difficult because I did not have as much space.

I am working for my next competition, but I cannot add too much details only because what I am doing has to be a surprise.  After the competitions, I will be able to update on more information.  So stay tuned for next week’s blog when I can give more information.