First of all today was only an ok practice. The strength is coming back for sure but there is PMS at the moment. I probably won’t have one of those yummy, juicy practices again until The Nasties (crazy making hormones) subside. Absolutely none of my tick landings were remotely graceful and I did NOT want to go to the wall, so I thought, Let me just try to get into the first part. By “part 1″ I was thinking the handstand with belly facing wall. Honestly, I couldn’t remember for sure, when I was trying to explain yesterday how I’d really gotten up there in contortion class.
I didn’t even make a half an attempt. I got in front of my “wall”, which is a door in a narrow entry way. I just stuck one foot up the wall and brought the other to join, but I didn’t remotely get into handstand. I was an inverted V instead. All my mind had to do was project the possibility of a real back bend and I was outta there.
I guess I’m going to have to get comfortable with walking my hands pretty close to the wall and hanging out in that, particular handstand formation before I go any further. It came back to me how much I’d hated it in Jonathan’s class. (He just used a lot of inversions to warm us up quickly. With my 3rd Series experience this part of class was no problem, however much I enjoyed each part or didn’t.)
Ah the joys of masochism!
I’m not going to lie. Who are those people who roll out of bed before dawn all merry? I’d really like to take the day off from work… My boss is going to be out. Plus it’s… the end of my fourth month of full-time and I’ve yet to use a sick day. But I should wait. I should use my first “pass” the day after a ballet or something.
Not that ballet makes me sick! But if I practice and work and then attend one, I’m pretty well beat well before that curtain comes down. I’m not always sitting close enough to the aisle to escape the ten minutes or so of adulatory, standing clapping that follows every performance.
Deep sigh. It’s a long weekend at least! It’s good we’ve got Monday off because the weather is going to suck otherwise.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The lower agenda seeks attention, craves comment and aches for acceptance. The higher agenda is too busy trying to solve, invent, fix, create, heal and celebrate to care what others think.
My back has felt a little stiffer the last two practices too. The other funny thing is that every practice now I’m putting a mat behind the door, in case I want to try the braced, long hold Vrischikasana idea I’ve been thinking of. Then every morning I roll it up right before the three ticks, because I know for damned sure I’m not doing any extra back bending after them.
Whatever! Tomorrow is Friday and I get a little break with Primary.
The weather is looking ok for the weekend anyway, after Saturday. At least there are sun icons Sunday and Monday…
This could adversely affect my appearance at the March Against Monsanto… I mean c’mon – the instinctive procedure for a rainy Saturday would be late morning practice, big lunch and a nap!
Anyway it’s very early Thursday morning, and the hovel is still steamy from yesterday. I knew the temp was going to drop and kept the window closed. Time to get the space ready!
Because I’ve spent so much money at Sephora, so far this year. I love how every order comes with a myriad of freebie samples, AND because they’ve upgraded my spender category, I get a “welcome kit” too.
Monday morning I didn’t bother to wash my face before work, even, and guess what? I had 3 new pimples by the end of the day. If you use this wash though, things are under control again very quickly. I’d gotten lazy.
I also love this:
So… Today was my 2nd planned rest day of the week, though I did try to get up at 5am. Wasn’t happening. I get so tired! I’d failed to notice that next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend though. I hadn’t made any plans, except to hopefully turn up at the March Against Monsanto on Saturday afternoon.
Now I’ve got a museum date for Sunday afternoon with Anja though.
I’m taking a late break in Bryant and I feel like I’m going to DIE before the afternoon is over. This is only from a sloppy Second!
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I should probably go to this Brown / RISD alumni business talk. There’s a cocktail hour…
The only thing is I’ve got a ballet earlier in the week and that’ll mess up my practice schedule already, but then, Prince Charming isn’t going to roll out from underneath my bed.
Perhaps that should be the opening line of my next personal ad!
I only did each pose once, however it came out & then moved on. This is generally my way these days, unless I don’t get the Karanda in one piece. Then I’ll sometimes give it two tries, but not always.
Today I got it all in one piece and then moved into a backbend, for the first time in ages, my lame approximation of Vrischikasana. I’d been just exiting once back up, these days. That was all ok but then I had a brain freeze and didn’t know where to go for the exit after Quasi Vrischi though I was fully balanced, if still very banana shaped.
I’ve lost that little hand slide on the exit anyway, in this new phase.
I’m getting stronger and more fluid though. I need two things to improve my Second: Third and some pull-up work.
I didn’t do the extra thing I’d thought of for back bending. I had plenty of time, but weekday mornings I congratulate myself just for getting out of bed at 5 and doing a full practice.
It’s going to be a tired day, but the sun’s out.
I wish I had an office with windows that opened! And yes my imagination went straight to “corner office”.
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MOORE, Okla. — A giant tornado, a mile wide or more, killed at least 91 people, 20 of them children, as it tore across parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs Monday afternoon, flattening homes, flinging cars through the air and crushing at least two schools.
The injured flooded into hospitals, and the authorities said many people remained trapped, even as rescue workers struggled to make their way through debris-clogged streets to the devastated suburb of Moore, where much of the damage occurred.
Amy Elliott, the spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City medical examiner, said at least 91 people had died, including the children, and officials said that toll was likely to climb. Hospitals reported at least 145 people injured, 70 of them children.
91 is a lot of fatalities for a tornado right? It sounds like it’d have been terrifying to be there.
I wonder if NYC will get another hurricane next fall, now that we seem to be in a hurricane path. If one’s forecasted and Anja’s still in NYC, I’ll go camp through the storm out at her place.
I couldn’t sleep. Today’s going to be rough. Just accept it.
I’d had some fancy addition to back bending planned. Ha! Bathtub inspirations look considerably different in the evenings.