Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday Run

I ran the same Maui route along the beach walk up the golf course hill, down through the golf course and back to our two week home. This morning I set my alarm and snuck out before the boys were awake. It was still dark when I started running and I imagined what it would be like to be out at night here. hahaha.. I am always in bed so early. Anywho, it was a nice morning. There was some light rain a few times, some wind, and then the sun came up and I was back home.

Then the boy and I went for a swim and when we got back Jonny had fresh juice and breakfast ready for us. Now, we are off for our morning walk to Whaler's Village. (Starbucks)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday Run

I got to go for another run this morning. I ran the same route to start and then back through the golf course and back along the water. We found the real route all the way to Whaler's village when we went for morning walks with the boy. The boy and I went for a swim after my run. There was no one else in the pool. It was perfect!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Run!

I forgot to pack part of my Nike runpod so I don't know how far or how fast I ran. I think I ran about a half hour or more. I think I left around 7am. I was trying to leave at 6:30 but that didn't work out. That is the perfect temperature and time to run. I ran to down the path to the left. I ran through on the path which was close to the water for the first part and then it moved through resort land and up a hill past a golf course. I wanted to keep running to see what was ahead but it always ended up being another resort and farther and farther away from the ocean. I would love to run right on the beach but it is slanted and not that much space to run. I would definitely get my shoes wet at some point and I don't want to have any ankle problems running on a slant.

Anywho - it felt good to run again. I plan on running through the little town next time… I think… just to see what is around here.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

It was HOT! Mari used the fans and opened the doors. She never does that. That is how hot it was. Even people who don't usually sweat had wet hair today.

I did my best. It is my last class before we go. My right hip was aching a bit today. It will be a nice two week break for my hips. Maybe I will be all better when I get back. (Unless I do yoga there… which I probably will)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:15 Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I was contemplating not going this morning because of my experience last time. It is hard enough to get up and exercise vigorously as it is. Anywho, I went… and I love Roxana. She is awesome. I told her about the last teacher not liking me leaving and she was like whatever - just let me know at the door. She is so nice. She is an awesome teacher too. That other guy has no flow. 

So, it was a good start but I didn't have an awesome class. I tried hard but I was so hot. I had to miss some postures. 

I have started to figure out having my weight on the whole foot. I can actually feel myself pressing into my big toe now. 

I squished my hands together in the eagle and had a way better balance. 

So - overall a great Friday morning. 

(OH.. and the best part - I got some cheek squishes and kisses from Jonny before I left!) 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Onkhar

Well, this morning I walked into yoges and told the teacher that I would have to be leaving after spine strengthening and asked him if he would like me to let him know when I am leaving so he can lock the door. He said I wasn't supposed to leave early unless it was an emergency. I said teaching high school in Surrey is an emergency then. He told me not to let him know and just to go. I understand you aren't supposed to leave but don't make someone like me feel more guilty than I already do. I know what someone leaving early can do to the class and that is why I try to sneak away as quietly as possible. That is why I am right next to the door. So, that wasn't a nice start for me. I also forgot to stamp my parking pass because of this conversation. When I left the fucking parking guy made me run back in and stamp my card. I know you must have a stamp in there. This dude has one more chance. Once he got mad at me for not stamping it hard enough. (The stamp was running out of ink!) Three strikes and you are out buddy. I have been nothing but nice and polite to you. I thank you every morning and I tell you to have a nice day. You sit there in your box and tell me that I didn't stamp hard enough? Fuck off!

Whoa.. and there is the bell… just in time. The kids will make me happy!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

I told Ulrike that I had to leave after spine strengthening and she told me there is no more front desk person at that time so I had to let her know when I was leaving so she could lock the door. One another lady left at the same time as me. I always feel so bad but I shouldn't. I am paying them and I am appreciative and nice about leaving. What else can I do? I am a new mom trying to balance work, baby, husband, and fitness time. I could go late at night when the boys are asleep? But I am too tired then. For now this is the way we are rolling.

I had a pretty good class. It wasn't too hot. I still have a sore left hip. I should go to physio and get them  to release it. It would feel so good. Oh well…

Time to teach! 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday 12 - 1:30 BYV - Lisa

Danielle, from Harbour took this class with me. We used to take Saturday ballet together back in the day. It was nice to have a dance acquaintance in the class. 

I loved this class. I hope I can take it again next week. It is just what I needed. It was challenging and different. You could see where the postures we do in the normal class could go. It was fun to try something new. I stretched a lot of things that I haven't stretched in a while. There are some things I would like to try to add into my dance warm ups too. I would need to go back a few more times before I do that though… to make sure I get the right technique. 

Great Saturday! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Patrick

I was struggling with little things today. For instance, I somehow hit my eye with my gym bag, I dropped my keys, and I forgot to put my juice in the cup holder in the car. Little things that are usually natural and easy were just frustrating and annoying. I don't know why. Maybe I am tired. I don't feel tired now. I was pretty groggy this morning before yoga.

Another thing that annoyed me was the guy next to me who was making exertion noises because he was trying so hard. He made them the whole second half of the class. It was gross. I wanted so badly to mock him. I did… but not that loud… I did wondering if it helped and I did do a better floor bow than usual. But come on… gross. Bikram would say he should save those noises for the bedroom. NTS - do not do yoga next to this person ever again. I know I was easily annoyed today… but I even chose a spot in the corner away from as many people as I could.

Anywho… I had an ok class. The heat was not as bad as the last two times. I was looking forward to having an awesome class like I did last time Patrick was the teacher… but it was just ok.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

Whoa - today I walked in and it was even hotter than it was yesterday. I was dripping with sweat before we done the first breathing exercise. I wasn't able to do all of the balancing series but what I did do was strong. She adjusted the heat for the second half of the class and it was perfect. The second half of the class was awesome.

I figured out my new assessment plan for my classes. I am going to start implementing it with the X block dance team right away and for my classes in second semester. It won't be that different from what I already do but it should help the students understand what it takes to get an A. Anywho - I won't go into it here but I am excited to try this new method although I know the kids who are on top will remain on top and those at the bottom will still be at the bottom.. so it really won't make any difference.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie- Mari

It was busier this morning. BYV has consolidated all 6am classes to the Cambie studio.

It was SUPER hot the second I walked in. I knew it was going to be a tough one. I started strong. I even alternated finger grasps but I lost my steam during the balancing series. I knew I would. It was just so hot. I tried to not let my mind trick me but I was really dizzy. So, I had to miss a few of the second sets. I just focussed on my breathing and tried not to miss too much. I like it so much better when it is is just a little cooler so I can try hard at each posture.

I left after spine strengthening and stood under the cold shower. My ears heard the water dripping in the shower as the class screaming in fear. I almost turned the tap off to check… should I be getting dressed and making a run for it? Is there a bad guy in the class threatening people? What weird ears and imagination I have. Maybe it is the Walking Dead we watch before bed on Sundays??

The boy is WALKING!!! YAY!!

And.. I thought about the students starting their own choreographies today and how I was going to make them find a group, think of a song, a prop, and an emotion and write them down and put them in a hat and then they have to draw them randomly and that will be their dance. hmmm.. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday 6-7:15am Bikram Cambie - Mari

Wooo - it was hot today and I struggled. I wish I had consistent stamina. I wish I didn't let the heat affect me so much. Let it - I mean I wish it didn't bother me so much. It really does lower my ability to do well and have a good class. I guess that is my new goal- to increase stamina in the heat and have a good class every time.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Mari

This morning I left after spine strengthening. This is it. This is the time to go and still have time to deal with whatever is waiting for me at school before school starts. (Like three boxes of sweats and a swarm of eager kids awaiting their new gear.)

Good class - left hip still no triangle on that side.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Triple Threat at the Bayshore with Shirley

I did not feel like dancing. Hangover day 2! BUT, I went and I danced … and then the boys met me and we walked home and ate and slept. I wish this dance convention would have been a different weekend but I am glad I went. It was nice to hang out with Shirley and dance. She is a crazy one! (Just like me!) 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday 6-7:30am Bikram Cambie - Patrick

I had an awesome class today. The heat wasn't as debilitating as usual which allowed me to exert myself more. I was still dripping with sweat and by no means cold - it was just easier to breathe and try harder in each posture.

Tierny was on the schedule but Patrick was teaching. He said that next time we weren't in a 6am he would challenge me more. I said I am good chilling. But, that just shows that I was having a good class. YAY! I feel great. Time to get ready for dress rehearsal.. and I just need one more piece of work from one student.. and then my report cards will be done.

Halfway through stress week! Party at the end! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:25am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I started strong and finished weak. Maybe I tried too hard at the start? I just couldn't force myself to try during spine strengthening and I took a lot of breaks. I was super hot and sweaty. I had a great balancing series though.

Report cards and GO! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

This morning when I was signing a woman talked to me. She said that she had seen me, my husband, and baby crossing the road. I usually don't speak to anyone at yoga unless Carrie is there. She stood in front of me in class. It looks like she has some sort of injury - knee or hip? That sucks.

I had a really good class. I have noticed some improvements. In my standing head to knee I have a better grip on my foot. I am able to keep my fingers locked instead of them sliding apart. I am also able to do toe stand. I did both sides today. YAY! My abs are back!

I am still having left hep problems and am not doing the triangle on the left.

I tried to skip four back strengthening exercises today. I was just in another world.

I did the whole class today because I have my spare first block. I was in the car at 7:43 and I still got here by the first bell. I don't know what I am going to do tomorrow. Part of me says leave after spine strengthening just in case there is an accident… but another part of me knows I could stay till rabbit…

Anywho.. time to do report cards! BOO! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday 6-7am BYV Express Kits- Roxana

When I greeted Roxana this morning she was talking about a split shift with Lisa and thinking this was the full class and not the hour. I didn't quite understand what she was getting at. I smiled and couldn't think of how to respond - so went and got ready.

Class went so quick. Roxana kept is moving but still had so much to say about every posture. I can see how teaching the one hour class might be a bit stressful because there is less time to do everything and there is still a lot to do and say.

My left hip is really hurting again. I did the triangle in warm up with the x block yesterday and I did some of the kids leg extensions… oops. I will take it easy today in class.

My left wrist is also hurting. I hurt it in LA picking up Christian. I re-hurt it again - but not as bad - last weekend.. picking up or holding Christian. It just felt like it had to click. It isn't too bad… just annoying.

There was a larger girl behind me today. (I don't know why she chose to wear smaller clothes than normal people) Anywho, that turned me off because I saw her butt in the change room when she bend down - get some shorts that fit! But, when she was doing her yoges she did pretty awesome. Some moves she couldn't do because her body was in the way but I was thinking if she keeps it up… that should get easier and easier. (And her shorts will fit!)

I also remembered that Carrie called me at the end of practice yesterday. I said I would call her back but I got so wrapped up in the end of practice and calling a kids mom… and packing up and leaving.. then I got home.. and fed my boy… and Jonny fed me.. then bath time.. then.. bed! I didn't think about Carrie until yoges!! I hope she is ok. I couldn't even hear her over the music when I answered the phone yesterday. I should have just let the phone get it and then I would have seen that she called and called her. NEXT TIME! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday 6-7:25am Bikram Cambie - Mari

There was an accident on the bridge this morning. It was my first time being late. I was 15 minutes late. I had to call the office and Sofia to make sure someone was there watching the kids. Sucked. Do I leave yoga earlier or would it have happened either way?

I struggled a bit but it wasn't as hot as yesterday. Mari wasn't wearing the headset. I tried to just tune out and do my thing and get out of there.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7:25am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I left right after rabbit again and made it to school in time. I guess this is my new plan. I am pooped today. I don't know why - I slept really early last night. Jonny was ready to crash as soon as I got home.

Anywho - it was hot. I struggled a bit but didn't miss anything.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

We did a waltzy r'n'b song. I don't know the name of it but it is an older one with a girl singing… ya. I loved the warm up. He added side planks with a twist - one of the girls did them in their warm-up this week. I will have to mention that. And he did push-up pulses and come back up with one leg up… ya.. I couldn't do those. He did four sets of those. I am going to try that at school again.

The choreo was a feel good. There was a cool twist down to your knee with one leg extended and a fun star jump up from sitting. I had it and then I lost it by my last run. I left feeling defeated as shiny 12 year olds sparkled around me. Exaggerating. I am pooped.

I guess if I got to go all the time I would shine more easily. Once every two weeks isn't going to improve me. I have to work on making more dance time. 

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

Today is a pro-d day so I got to do the whole class. It was a hot class and I struggled. Again, I tried not to focus on all the reasons why I wasn't doing awesome in class but my mind just naturally reflects.

Anywho - it is done. I am going to jazz at noon and then skating with the boys. It looks like it is going to dry up to be a nice day - fingers crossed! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:25am Bikram Cambie - Michelle

I had to cover for the band teacher this morning. I didn't want to leave early but I didn't want to stress out either. SO, I left right after rabbit which was 7:25. I made it to school by 8:15. I didn't have to bug the teacher with locking the door because the next front desk person was there already. I think I will do this every time I have to teach first block now.

This class was rough on me. I was dizzy from trying so hard. Michelle just says so much good stuff and I try way too hard to everything that she says. Or, maybe I was just having a bad day? I don't know. I was going through all the reasons why I was feeling the way I was and there are a plethora of excuses. Perhaps just going over them in my head was making me worse. Quit thinking dork!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I stood in the far right front corner nook today in hopes of not having too many people around me. Unfortunately bald tight short guy who doesn't move at the same time as everyone else in the class stood diagonal behind me. Since I get so many visual cues to make up for my deafness I found him very annoying.

I tried hard and was our of breath during the balancing series. I skipped left triangle... same ol'... it was great to do the full class. I kept worrying about Thursday because I told the band teacher I would watch her class first block Thursday - so I am going to have to go by the door and leave a little bit early to get to school in time.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday 6 - 7am BYV Express Kits - Roxana

There was a new student who stood behind me and he did a pretty good job for an older guy. Roxana did a good job going quick and explaining to the new student. It seems like a lot to squish in in this fast paced one hour class. I could tell she was stressed but she did an awesome job. I think one of the ladies got mad at her for being late letting us out of class one time and she hasn't let that go. You can't please everyone in the class all of the time. And those complainers - can go to another class if they don't like it. There are three studios and many other teachers and times - if you don't like it... leave! 

Anywho- I had a good class. It was nice to be able to do a whole class and I look forward to next week when I can do the whole 1.5 hour class because I have my spare block in the mornings! YAY! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7am Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

(tee heee hee) 

It is so dark in the morning but the sky is clear and it is now raining. There are hardly any cars on the road. There are a few runners running across the bridge. One of the Shoppers employees is waiting to be let into work. If you have to be up at this time of the morning it is kind of nice. Of course if you don't have to be it is really nice to sleep in.

Same deal with the left hip - I didn't do the left triangle. It is feeling a lot better though and I am sure I will be back to normal soon.

There was a really good lady in front of me. She was a little bit taller, thinner, and older. It was nice to work behind someone that was so focussed and good.

I was bendier today than yesterday. I like doing two days in a row. I am done now until Friday morning. I get to try taking the bus and skytrain home today as my truck is in the shop here at school overnight. Transit adventure. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday 6 - 7am Bikram Cambie - Sunshine

Whoa - I almost didn't get up. But then I got up and now I am happy I did. I haven't been to yoga since last Monday. Wednesday the boy woke up at 5am or something crazy and Friday I must have slept through the first couple of alarms because I got up and went to yoga but looked at the clock as I was driving across the bridge and realized that yoga had already started... so I went back home just in time for the boy to wake up. This morning when the alarm went off I guess I was just out of practice of getting up this early... and closed my eyes and contemplated not going... but it would only be harder the next time.. just do it.

At the front desk there was another lady (Linda?) who had to leave at 7am as well. Instead of sneaking out at savasana Sunshine let us know when it was exactly 7 which was after wind removing pose. That is a much nicer place to sneak out because you get that nice long savasana before that where you can catch your breath before starting the hectic day.

My left hip still hurts so I didn't do the left triangle. It wasn't that hot today... (which was nice). My mind was all over the place. I was having weird dreams when I woke up.... I was living in Jakarta again... so my thoughts started there and wandered all over even though I reminded myself to stop thinking and just focus on my breathing.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday 6:30 - 7:30 Thriller - Moe w/ Carrie!!

Carrie and I went to the Thriller class tonight and learned Moe's version. She teaches it every year. I went maybe... four years ago... and taught it in school for Halloween and it was a lot of fun. I am going to teach it to the kids on Thursday for a fun Halloween class. It will make a good video with them all in their costumes.

At the end of the class Moe put on a faster Thriller remix and we did the routine quicker. I am going to do that for the kids too - it was a nice twist at the end.

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

Julio taught "Busy" by Olly Murs. 

This was a fun, "cute" dance. He said cute about one hundred times.

It was a good dance for a grey day.

Oh ya - left hip and right lower rib bruises from the one ATF: lay on back - crunch - roll without touching limbs on the ground.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

What a gloomy, foggy Halloweeny morning. Monday. I did it. My left hip still hurts so I didn't do the left triangle. I also missed a couple of other exercises because I was too hot and dizzy. She didn't turn the fans on at all today. It was super hot as soon as I walked in. What did I miss?? Let's see... left triangle because of my hip, one balancing stick, and I missed some spine strengthening. I was just too hot and pooped. I tried really hard in the heat. I did awesome in the balancing head to knee but then was dizzy for the bow.

Oh well, one down and two to go!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday 6 - 7am BYV Express Kits - Tierny

I had a good class this morning.
I woke up four minutes before my alarm.
My left hip still hurts. I didn't do the triangle to the left.
I balanced better in toe stand today.
I wish Carrie would come back to yoga and take this class with me every Friday. It would make sushi Friday's even better! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7am Bikram Cambie - Michelle

My left hip is hurting again. I didn't do either of the triangles to the left. (Last night Jonny got me ice and I used the stuff on it)

Michelle let me out easily.

I hate leaving early.

I had a good toe stand on the bad ankle side.

The parking lot gate was broken and I had to drive around to another entrance and park somewhere different which made me almost late. It was hard to have to rearrange my thinking that early in the morning.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

I feel so bad leaving early. Tierny came and found me and told me to let her know when I leave so she could lock the door. So, I disrupted the class one more time and let her know I was going. Oh well, I gotta do what I gotta do. I gotta yoges when my boys are sleeping... or hopefully sleeping. When I get home I gotta hang out with them. I guess I could try and go after he goes to sleep - but I prefer morning... I am too tired at night.

Anywho, my hip is feeling a lot better. I did one set of triangle to the left but not the second. It still hurts a bit and even though I wanted to come out of it on the left in the first set I held it. Then I told myself that the second set is shorter and to do it again but I remembered how much is sucks when it aches because I did too much. So, I rest the second set.

I had some trouble balancing today. I did not feel flexible either. I think that has a lot to do with how early I wake up. Jonny had to nudge me to realize the alarm was going off. I was so sleepy but I just kept on going. I always feel nice and awake after :-)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

Navid was in class today.
I don't know what song it was but it had a lot of smashing sounds that kids in the class would pretend they were hitting something or smashing something.

I had fun - gotta go - baby

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday 6-7:30am Bikram Cambie - Michelle

This is what I looked like one year ago. I can't believe it. I am feeling so good and normal now. It was like I was never pregnant. YAY! And.. I love the prize I got at the end... and it is almost his birthday!! What a year.

Anywho, yoga was awesome today. Michelle is one of my magic teachers. I always have a good class when she is teaching. She makes me try hard and the class goes by really quick.

I was thinking about the grade 9/10 class and their next couple of dances I am going to make for them. I was thinking of doing a long across the floor exercise that everyone starts at different times, in different places, and in groups of different sizes. It would be easy to teach but difficult to organize. It would look cool though. Then I had to get my mind to focus back on the yoges. My mind is always wandering.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I asked Mari about the sign in and she said I didn't need to use my card. Ok. I won't. I didn't do the left triangle. My hip is still sore. I have my spare first block so I got to do the whole class. I had a good class.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday 6 - 7am BYV Express - Kits - Roxana

So, Roxana showed me the computer today and she has to check off another box when you show up even though you signed in online. So, it might be easier just to use your card. I just like signing in on the app because I like to plan and set goals. I think I will keep doing it and I will just let the person at the front desk click my name when I arrive. I think... whatever.

I woke up at 4:30 this morning. I couldn't get back to sleep. I don't feel sleepy. I will probably feel sleepy early tonight though.

My left hip is still hurting so I didn't do the triangle to that side. I had a really awesome class. I was flexible even though it was early. I think it was because I was up earlier and I was more awake?

Anywho  - the bell went. Let's get this Friday DONE and home to my boys!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I like Roxana. When she greeted me this morning I let her know that I was going to sneak out at the savasana and she came out and made sure I was able to get out of the door and she locked it again behind me.

I had a good class. My left hip is still sore. I didn't do the left triangle. I let it rest.

The young girl who just had a baby was in front of me. I was imaging weird things today. I imagined she was a Chinese gangster's little wifey.?? What goes on in my brain? Focus! I also thought about creating a new relay warm-up. Thursday I am going to run an across the floor warm-up.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday 6 - 7am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I did it. I left at the savasana. I felt bad and I almost thought I was going to be locked in. I couldn't figure out how to unlock the door. But, I tried turning the floor lock the other way and it worked. Yay! Freedom. I escaped but I left their door unlocked. There was only twenty minutes left of class so I am not too worried about it.

I took a spot right by the door so I could leave easily. It is also right by the speaker but she didn't wear the headset. So, I didn't hear everything she mumbled. She did help me with standing separate leg stretching.

My left hip is still sore from something so I didn't tip over in triangle.

I feel like leaving at savasana worked well for me and I was able to get to work in plenty of time. I still was super sweaty and got a work out. I don't think I disrupted the class too much. I plan on doing this two times every two weeks so I can get three yogas in a week. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday 3:40 - 4:40 Hip Hop - Ervin

This is the first time I have taken Ervin's class. He is in The Faculty. I can't remember whose school he is from but someone was talking about him at our last dance teachers' meeting. They were saying what a good kid he is and that he had just come in and helped out a whole bunch.

He had a choreography to Holy Grail. It was not too hard. He taught well. The class was full. He didn't lead a warm-up... which I thought was weird but I was already warm.. too warm!

When I left it was still raining but lightly. The spots that were impassable due to flooding were gone. It was too late for me though! 

Saturday 2 - 3:30 Jazz - Moe

The elements were trying to stop me from going today. Last week I didn't make it because of my back and this week the rain was ridiculous! I got to the corner store at Granville and stood under the awning (as were others) and I was already drenched. I contemplated going home but I ran onwards. Nothing was going to stop me this week. I wanted to dance and I was going to get sweaty anyways. At one cross walk there was no water drainage and I ran through major puddles. They were unavoidable. I got to Harbour and bought a pair of sweatpants. I put on an old pair of socks I found in my bag. I took Jazz and hip hop and for hip hop I just didn't wear my shoes. They were too wet.

Moe's class was awesome. She said that last week they cried. She did a really sad class (something about loving someone that doesn't return the love?) - which is the opposite of her - so this week she was back to funny. She made a dance and told storied about her crazy online dating before she met her husband. She is hilarious. 

Good class - but so sweaty. I wish I didn't sweat as much. I would be way more comfortable. But.. whatever. I can't change me. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday 6-7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

So... I have seen this yogi leave the 6am class during the first savasana - I'm presuming to get to work on time. I have been going to the 6am when I have my spare first block which means I can go 3 times every second week. The week in between I go once to the Friday one hour class. Now, this yogi has passed on the idea that maybe during my non-prep in the morning week - maybe I could go a couple of more times and leave at savasana .. or I think I could make it if I left just after spine strengthening. BUT... I don't want to be the person who leaves and disturbs the class... or makes other people want to leave. 

My left hip is aching a bit. I didn't bend my triangle to the left. It wasn't as hot as Wednesday. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tanya :-)

 This is me driving to work after HOT yoga this morning. This is the class I remember. Monday was so nice. What happened? It is always the second class back. The first one isn't the one you should be afraid of. It wasn't terrible until the very end and Tanya put the fans on during camel and at the end. I was right under a fan and that was awesome. I gotta remember to be by the fan and the door because she opens the door to let air in sometimes but I was at the other end. Anywho - enough complaining about the heat. I made it there and I didn't get a good sleep. (The boy had something wrong with him and we were up feeding, rocking, changing... everything we could do.. at least three times.) I was sleeping through my alarm - Jonny had to tell me to turn it off. At that moment I was like what? I am going back to sleep.. but then I remembered it was my favourite teacher and I had work to do at school.. so just go! I am fine now.
Tanya gave me this awesome little thank-you note for the baby clothes. It made me smile and feel happy even though I was still sweating and feeling woozy! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

I haven't been to a full length class in a three weeks... I think? I was worried I wasn't going to do well but I had a great class. My back is still a bit out but it is almost better. I am lucky this week that I have my spare three times in the morning so I will be able to go to yoga three times. I still have to figure out a way to get more dancing in - I haven't been to Harbour since school started - but I have been sick and my back has been out. I am really missing it though. There is no way I can get there after school. I just want to be with my little guy as much as I can. So, I am going to try and go Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday 6 - 7am BYV Express - Tiernny

I have an ache in the top of my left scapula. I was hoping the hot yoga would stretch it out but it is still there. It didn't hurt it though.

There was a really bendy Kits hippy in front of me today. I don't want to stand near her again. There was an old man next to me and he stunk. I wonder if he knew? I thought it was the hippy chick at first because the old man was beside me but hidden behind a pillar. I wonder if Jonny will smell bad when he is an old man? hahaha - just kidding. He will probably always smell good to me.

This yoga teacher is also pregnant. Everyone is pregnant! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday 6 - 7am BYV Express - Kits - Tanya

YAY! I am finally feeling better. I made it through a week of sweaty high school teaching and now it is Friday and I am back at yoga and I am feeling good.

I stood at the front today because that is where there was space. I could feel my left hamstring is a bit sore from over stretching while teaching. I gotta be careful not to hurt it again. That sucked up most of my summer. Getting old.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday 6 - 7am BYV Express - Kits - Tanya

I didn't know that when you reserve a spot on the app you don't have to sign in when you get there. That is cool. I am always going to do that.

Tanya looked amazing as usual. Her belly is busting out!

This was the first time that I have taken the BYV Express class. I didn't know how it would be getting to school - but I made it in plenty of time. So... it is a go!

Some of the differences that I can remember are:
You do one set of Awkward and Eagle.
Separate leg - triangle - head to knee flow one into the other with one set each.
Spine strengthening flow one into the other one set each.
One fixed firm and one half tortoise
One head to knee.

Those are all the changes I think. It was really quick and good!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday 10 -11:30am Bikram Cambie - Sean

The boy was napping so I escaped to yoges. I had another great class. I wish I would have had Michelle as my teacher again but this new guy was not bad. I was dripping sweat by the time the first breathing exercise was done. I was bendy and flexible. I did every posture and tried my hardest. I remembered the two things that Michelle told me about yesterday and tried to do them too.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday 12 - 1:30 Bikram Cambie - Michelle

I had an awesome class. I don't know if it was because it was at noon or because it was Michelle - but it was a great class.

Michelle gave me two pointers:
- in standing bow don't lower your chest until you can't get your leg up anymore.
- in floor bow try holding your ankles... much harder!

Michelle tried to give me the foot massage with the towel but I had to stop her because of my nasty wart foot. Please go away now. I am willing you away with all of my ... will!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday 11:30 - 1 Contemporary Jazz - Julio - w/ Twigg

I had planned to go to the Bikram Master Core class that is only at noon on Saturdays and only free for August. They are planning on adding another time and you have to pay $5 extra to take it. It would have been great to have taken it to know if it is worth paying $5 but dancing with Twigg was way more fun. It is rare that my dance teacher friends make it out to dance with me so I gotta take advantage of that time. Class is so much more fun when you have a friend there. I feel lucky that I have a friend like Twigg to dance with.

Anywho - class was awesome. We did an old song that I can't remember the name of but it was pleasant and dramatic. The warm-up was sweaty and good. Across the floor we did one turn and one jump. I like the jump - it was jetes that changed direction - side other side, then no prep front back to side and then prep and second jump. I will use that one in class. The choreo was awesome and flowy with sharp parts. It had a cool flexed foot jump at the end. Anywho - Awesome class! I am excited for school! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday 1:30 - 2:30 Hip Hop - Carlos - w/ TWIGG!!

Twigg came out and danced today. The class was fun and well taught. The maturity level of some of the students was annoying - but whatever. It was ok cause I had Twigg with me. It would have been annoying if I was the only adult in the class. Get some self-respect little girl and quit air humping the ground and dancing dirty!

Twigg looked awesome. It was so much more fun dancing with a buddy. I wish she could come and dance with me all the time. Her baby belly is cute. So exciting! I passed on the breast pump and the baby bath. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I hope one day I will be able to do Mari's class and feel like I did well. I tried to hold on but i missed one set of triangle and from then on put in an effort for each pose but not for the whole time. It was hot. It was uncomfortable. I felt like a loser. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 Street Jazz - Moe in for Jo!

There were a lot of Harbour teachers in class today. Moe was having fun teaching SJ. She dressed up.. and I think she had some Jazz people in there dressed like her too.

She taught a long choreo but it was really dancey and had some parts that repeated.

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tanya is 7 months pregnant!!

Christine, Michelle, Tanya - My favourites!! 
So, I haven't been to Bikram in about a month - three weeks at least. Tanya is one of my favourite teachers and has been since I started Bikram eight years ago. I took her class before I left and did not even notice that she was pregnant. Today, she walked in and she is gorgeous and all popped out. Wow, I am so excited and happy that she has love and has this new, amazing baby on the way. She is having a girl. Love it!

I had a great class today. I think it was great to have a break. I anticipated having a bad class but the break did me good. It was the best 6am class I have done in a long time. I didn't miss anything or lose my breath. I tried hard the whole time. Hopefully, I can keep this going on as I plan to do a lot of 6am's going back to school.

YAY!! Tanya is having a baby in November just like I did!! So COOL! I am going to bring her the bag of baby clothes to go though and pick stuff out that might work for a girl.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday 7 - 8:30pm Jazz 40 + Edge Performing Arts Center Los Angeles - Bill Prudich (Jenna Elfman)

So, I went to a jazz class at Edge Performing Arts Centre in Hollywood on my last night in LA. I kinda chickened out and went to the 40 + class instead of going to a normal class. I thought it would be less intimidating and I wouldn't over exert myself. I also bribed myself with Edge sweat pants if I went. (Which I didn't end up getting because the Harbour ones are way nicer!)

The phone told me it would take thirty-six minutes to get there when I checked the night before. So, I decided I would leave an hour before so I would have plenty of time to register and all that. (pick out sweat pants and take a gander) I checked the phone again around 5:50 .. I was planning on leaving at six.. and now it told me it was going to take forty-five minutes. Yikes! I better get going. I snap shotted the quickest route and away I went. Well, I forgot my ears at the car and had to go back inside to get my ears. I wanted to hear the music and the teacher.

Anywho - obviously LA driving (The MAIN reason I would never live here) took much longer than the phone told me. There was some construction on Venice Blvd and we all had to merge into one lane. This took an extra fifteen minutes. I continued on and told myself that Harbour classes started later.. but then remembered a teacher from LA complaining about that about Harbour... then thought.. oh no! Then I thought, I would just keep on and walk in late and say sorry.. or if too late see if there was another class I could take. I made it about five minutes late. I walked in and put on my LA Stance socks. (Jonny got me new dancing socks since I left mine at home.) I took a place back left and just rolled with it.

I was relieved right away. The class was forty plus. We did some plies and tendus. We sat down and did stretching on the floor. There were no sit-ups or push-ups. We did ATF ... a lot of them.. but really simple and jazzy... old jazzy. We did one jump ... big skips. Cool... no hurting myself in this class! The last half hour we did a jazzy choreo. It wasn't too long and he taught it really slow. We split into groups and we did the dance about four times each, one more time all together and then it was time to go.

I really enjoyed Bill's teaching style. He gave corrections and had silly analogies to go along with choreo.. like come over to my house... no, I changed my mind... turn.. ball change. When you are turning your arms should hold a large pumpkin. When you are doing piques don't cut under yourself... go where your foot is reaching to. Those were some of the things he said to the class.

AND... Jenna Elfman was in our dance class. Her two kids were outside the studio and then she invited the in to sit in the corner. She would dance and make funny faces over to them but without distracting the class too much. She is just as beautiful in real life as she is on TV. I didn't really talk to her. I definitely had one peeper on her the whole time thought.. cause... it is Dharma!

Anywho.. great end to a great vacation. We head to Santa Cruz.. which is home direction.. tomorrow morning! It will be awesome to see everyone and get back into school routine.

jonny loves to lay out my dance clothes. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday Run 3.2 Mi, 30:04 Mins

It is still in miles. I changed it to kilometres on the runpod. It must see that I am in the US and change it when I download from the pod. Anywho... just over 5km. I ran the beach again but this morning there was no morning fog and smog. It was blue and sunny. The waves were small but there were still people out there getting their pre-work surf in. There were lots of birds and there was the tractor combing the beach. No lifeguards yet. The pier still looks like the best place to surf. Met the boys at the skate park. Tomorrow morning we are going to get up early and skate! We went to Huntington Beach today for a surf.. (and so Jonny could buy shoes.. he is obsessed!) I think he might finally be shoe happy! It was a busy fun morning and a great beach run to start the day. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday Run 3.5 Mi, 32 Mins

I forgot to change it back to km. I hate it in miles!

Anywho... The boy and Jonny walked to get a coffee and I carried on to the beach where I ran down to the edge of the water and along it passed the pier and then back to the skate park where the boys were almost at.

The waves were small but they were best at the pier. I will go and surf there Thursday. I surfed Huntington beach today (small) and I will do one last Zuma tomorrow morning. Our new place is AWESOME.. and it is so hard to leave. Life is amazing... I am so lucky. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday Run 3.5 mi. 31:53 Mins

My Ipod is stuck on miles?? I gotta figure it out and change it.. must have done an update or something.. or maybe it knows I am in the US? Weird. I just don't have time to do it right now.

My run was awesome. (Regardless of the lack of sleep.. ugh!! Please get back to normal today boy!) I got a bit turned around somehow when I left the alley and went the wrong way to the beach. I blame the morning cloud cover or grey that just blends everything together. The ocean looks like it could be any direction. Anywho, the numbers on the street signs set me straight and I finally got to the beach. I ran through the sand - ugh! - down to the water. I ran along the water past the man made break where the surfers are and to the second one where we usually park and back.

I have more to say about it.. but I am starved and have to finish reading my book before 11am and the library somehow deletes it from my reader... and I have to do this all right now while the boy is napping!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday Run

I finally went for a run. It was only 18 minutes long but it felt good. I ran from the Super 8 to the end of the Santa Cruz pier and back. I saw sea lions and a pod of Dolphins jumping through the water. Pigeons and sea gulls flew out of my way or the more cocky ones didn't. People were out fishing. Mini - lifeguard competitions were set up and awaiting the arrival of a beach full of kids. But, the ocean was and is flatter than Vancouver. There wasn't even a Barbie wave. It seems to be my curse of late. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

-one side each of triangle
-floor bow - the whole thing!
- heat
- left hammy is hurting a bit - must have strained the tender, healing muscle during dance on Monday.

Does Mari = bad class for P? I was dying again today. I wanted to leave so bad. I was dying through the spine strengthening. I imagined leaving. I used my face cloth as a fan. It was not fun. BUT.. I did it and I only have one class left - which is not being taught by Mari - on Saturday... maybe! THEN SURF AND RUN! Yoga break!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Onkar

Last night the fan in the boy's room started making a broken sound, which woke him up and made him cry, which woke us up. So, this morning when the alarm went off for 5:40am I turned it off and rolled over. I thought you can go later when Jonny gets home from work. But I knew that that wouldn't work somehow and I would end up not going. So, I rolled out of bed and dragged my sleepy ass to the studes.

I had a pretty good class for 6am. I didn't miss anything and I tried hard the whole time. I did die of heat a little bit but I used one of my old bad habits - the face cloth as a fan technique - to cool myself down. Not supposed to fidget.. but man did that breeze from my wet, sweaty face cloth rocking back and forth  above my head feel good!

Three more yoga classes and two more dance classes planned before we go away.. then I will run and surf! I am so excited for our road trip. I have so much to do before we go.. but can't wait!! It is going to be awesome. I love our life! 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

Wow... that was fast and intense. I love this class. I am scared of this class. This class makes me happy and hurts me all at the same time. It is perf!

WE had an awesome warm-up with tons of stretching and strengthening. My favourite were the retire to penche balance things. I wish my kids were good enough to put those in a warm-up. Maybe I will throw them in one day for fun/ torture.

The choreo was super fast and exact. It was hard to finish all the moves and Julio talked about not getting into the habit of not finishing all the moves.

We did three groups in the end. I was in the third group. The first time I was behind the music and the second I was almost there and the third time felt good. You gotta have three chances. Then we did it all together one more time.

I had an awesome sweaty class. I look forward to Friday :-)

- Don't look in the mirror
- change spots
- turn feet in in parallel
- don't cheat all movements when it is fast

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday 10 - 11:30am Bikram Cambie - Christine

I love Christine! I haven't had her as a teacher in a long time. I remember having her a lot right after the Christian was born. She had just done the 8am class. I know... because I was early and I saw her leave to get ready before the last breathing exercise. I thought class started at 9:30 but it starts at 10 on the weekend. I have been thinking it is Monday today a couple of times now - but I know it is Sunday. Anywho.. I was early so I watched people come out and then I was the first one in.

I had the best class I have had in a long time. I think that is because it was 10am, I had had some food and juice, and because Christine knew just when to put the fans on. She is an awesome and inspiring teacher and person. Great morning! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Patrick

I am not sure.. but I think this is the first time that I have had this teacher. I wish I wasn't deaf because I think he was cracking some pretty funny jokes. He brought energy and entertainment to the class. He talked a lot about the benefits of back bending.. like getting paid as a dancer in Vegas?! He was doing funny sexy poses and he wore tight shorts that looked like jeans but were spandex.

This was my best class so far this week. I didn't miss anything and although the heat did bother me at some times I did everything and tried hard. Patrick used the fans as intermittently as other teachers so I don't know why I was better today... unless of course because it is my third class of the week and I am just getting used to it.

Again.. I am done and I am happy to be done. I hope to dance today at noon but I heard my brother might be coming out.. so that might not happen. At least yoga is done! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

Today I had an alright class. Mari did use the fans intermittently but as soon as I started to cool down she would turn them off. I have never been so preoccupied with the fans before. It is really a bad habit that I am getting into. I was also sitting in a spot that the sun came out on. It would go away for a little bit when someone would use the elevator and then it would be back. I didn't mind it though. The sun makes me happy.

I didn't miss anything today. Today was a lot better. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 Hip Hop - JP

YAY! I made it back to dance. The class was super busy and hot! There were two quick parts and I almost got them... I got them slow.. but not quite nice like I would like with the music.

JP talked about texture. I gotta learn to add that as I learn the choreo. I focus more on just getting what comes next.

There were a lot of new faces in class and some good youngins for sure. It was nice to see.

I have one one hour class left and two one and half hour classes left. I will have to buy one hour classes before we leave and then I will buy the one and a half hour classes when we get back....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

1 triangle

I try to take it slow and make it through this class... and I did.. but it was hot again. I had a rough time. I didn't do very well. I didn't hold everything and when I was super hot I flopped into things and didn't hold them. I wanted to be able to write down that I didn't miss anything... so I did stuff bad for a second.

Anywho - class is done and it has to be better tomorrow! Right? I can't stay this awful forever!!

And.. it is time to get back to dance! and running! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday 8 - 9:30am Bikram Cambie - Aurora

Missed postures:
1 balancing stick
1 set of triangle

Today was a full class. I have had this teacher before.. maybe once. I recognize her either from yoga classes or I can imagine her in a contemporary dance class. She is little and cute. She speaks clearly and gives good corrections. She does make you hold each posture the full time. She used the fans well :-)

I had a better class. Anything would be better than yesterday! I still struggled during the balancing series but I am employing a new strategy. Instead of trying super hard and losing all my strength in the first set I am holding the first set in one of the early steps and then I giver during the second set. I am trying to focus on my breathing and trying to not have to miss any postures. I figure if I start writing what I miss at the top of each blog I might try harder. Let's see how it works tomorrow!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Ashley

Hot as HELL! I cried it was so hot. I placed my mat right under the fan and she didn't turn it on until the last two spine stretching and then she turned it off before I could flip over and really soak it in. Then she didn't turn it on until the very end. Usually it goes on during the balancing series I think. I never really paid attention that much before.. until I was dying today. I almost left the class.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday 6:15 - 7:45 Bikram Cambie - Danny

Yesterday morning I got up to go to 6am and the boy was already awake. So, no yoges for me. I tried to go later in the day but it was just one of those days where everything that was planned wasn't happening.

Jonny made it home in time for me to make it to the 6:15 class. YAY! I haven't done an evening class in a long time and it felt so good. The morning classes are so much harder for me. I am so stiff in the morning. I still didn't have an amazing class... but it was way better than it has been. I wonder what tomorrow's 6am will be like?

During eagle I have been doing the first set on the broken ankle side without balancing and just focusing on increasing its flexibility. The second set I balance.

There were two new people in class today. The guy was as big as Sam... or bigger actually. He was doing really well. It made me think that Sam should do this. Anywho - I can't imagine that ever happening.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I didn't want to get up this morning but I did. Yesterday I didn't get up and the boy ended up waking up anyways. Then, I felt bad all day because I didn't get my yoges in. So, up and at 'em.

My quads were tired but ok from my 117 ollies yesterday!

I did not have an awesome class. I was trying to pace myself so I could do everything but I was so hot and I had to sit down and catch  my breath. I think it has been about a month ... or more since I have had an awesome class. I am going to have to get to an afternoon class and see if that is the solution. Not that that is possible anymore... I gotta get used to these 6am's. Next year when I go back to school I am going to do the 6am's when I have my spare first block - so every second week... and Friday's the 6am one hour class... So, I can spend my after school time with my loves.

All I can do is try again tomorrow! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxanna

I closed my eyes back up after I turned off my alarm and then I thought about going back to sleep but I got up. Because of this wise decision I am done yoga.

I had an awesome idea for a new model of human. I sweat a lot. Wouldn't it be great if you were someone like me that you could do a 6am yoga class and sweat out all your sweat and then the rest of the day you didn't sweat? So, I could go to a dance class and have dry hair... or stand in front of an audience and tell jokes (not that I would want to) but wouldn't get nervous sweat. Just a thought.

I also thought about setting up the tent at Strathcona park and trying out the skate park there. Jonny rebuked my idea already. "I don't skate parks." I guess the boy and I will go without him then.

And today the class was spiced up with a fire alarm and warning system at the end of class. I could just see the headlines: Hot yoga class gets too hot! Yogis practice in flames. Then I imagined us all practising calmly with fire around us.

Anywho - yoges is done for the day. I didn't have the most awesome class. I struggled with the heat and I still had that headache... just a little... when I moved from down to up. Nothing as bad as yesterday. I walked out of there feeling fine. I didn't have to stop and sit on my way to the car like yesterday! hahaha.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tanya

I woke up and I went. I had a weird head rushy headache tumour in my left temple. I must have slept funny. I was tired from our trip but wanting to get back into routine.. I just went. I thought I could stretch out whatever was causing the weird headache.

The headache didn't go away the whole class and it was particularly bad when I went from a down to an up position. I just slowed down and breathed. I thought of how I might have an a brain aneurism or cancer... or lip cancer... haha... then thought I was crazy. I just slept in a funny position and pinched something.. that along with it being crazy early in the morning is what is really going on.

Anywho - I did it. Now time to tackle this mountain of laundry and wash the car!! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thursday Run 3.9 Km, 20:50 Mins

I got up to go to 6am yoges and realized that I can't get out of the basement. My gate key stopped working yesterday and I had to follow people in after yoga and I totally forgot to get a new one yesterday. I knew there was something I was forgetting... So, I climbed back into bed.. couldn't sleep and thought.. I'm going to go for a run.

It is my first run in a while and I didn't set any expectations on myself. I just decided to run whichever direction I ended up going until I felt like turning around. And that is what I did. I ran along the C wall towards English Bay and right before there... at about the rings... I turned around and headed back.

It is a beautiful morning. There were people out walking there dogs, running, bums still sleeping on benches and make shift umbrella tents on the beach. There was a tractor out moving logs off the beach and there were lots of boats still sleeping in the harbour.

Even thought I missed yoga.. it was a nice morning for a run! Today.. I will get my gate key... or we ain't going nowhere! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

So, I wasn't really IN this class. I was out there in la la land dreaming and thinking about other things. I would "wake-up" and wonder if I did the back bend or did we skip it? Why am I on the wrong foot? I was at the back so... whatever. I told myself to focus and I still drifted off into another world. I thought about why I was drifting off... and I am not tired. Then I realized the girl's voice... I wasn't really hearing her. So, I was kinda going with the flow of the class and doing it on my own. She would do this type of auctioneer speak at the end of each posture but more like a quiet mumble and instead of a sold... a change. I couldn't hear the mumble but I would hear the change or see other people move and then move.

Here are some of the things I was thinking about:
- My hair. I know everyone is sick of hearing about it but I want it back to its normal colour or blonder... I wish the Colour Oops would have worked but all this weird orangey, dark colour came back. I was thinking I might walk around to some of the places around here with cheap signs and go in and ask... tomorrow while Jonny is at work. I thought about doing it myself but what if I make it worse? I could wait for Lhasaya but I want to just hang out with her not have her do my hair. I don't want to talk about hair with her. We have so much other stuff to catch up on.

- Lhasaya. I am looking forward to our visit. I thought about Victoria and the stuff we are going to do..

-Toffino. YAY! That is going to be awesome.. but no pressure. I am so looking forward to getting back into the water. I haven't surfed in so long... my ankle is better.. no baby in my tummy.. let's do this! I am never going to get out of the water for three days.

- G's Shabin. I gotta make this happen. I can rent a tent from MEC. I am going to talk to G and make sure we do this this July. She has had the shabin for so long and I haven't been up there yet. I am going to make it happen. No excuses. Jonny and I can sleep in the truck.. or the tent.. the boy's pack and play can be set up in the tent.... I will have to have a meeting with G and see what we need. She is going to have a kid one day and go to the shabin.. why can't I? I gotta figure it out. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday 8 - 9:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

Michelle was at the front desk and she showed a lot of enthusiasm for my hair and that made me happy.

It was hot today and I struggled a bit. But I'm glad I got up and did it and it is done. When I got home Jonny had the boy all ready for swimming. Good day! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

Julio is awesome. He shortened the warm-up and we did three things across the floor. They were all rolling on the floor, getting back up, and getting back down. I usually avoid this type of stuff because I am so tall it is hard to go down and come back on time. I have some great war wounds and I am sure more will surface by tomorrow. It was great to be forced to do this though. It made me think that I should get Justine to come and teach some rolling around on the floor stuff with my kids... and me! We could use some of that. I would love to go to her classes.. but I just can't keep up with her.

Anywho - great choreo today too. It was really cute and quirky and quick! I got most of it except I can't fall to my knee fast and roll... once I did and I heard my body bang. I gotta practise that slowly when I am back in my own studio. I will put it one of the kids dances so I have to get it. I have always liked it. It looks cool. Julio is keeping me fresh! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

Today I had the best class I have had in the morning so far. I was still really stiff in my upper back but I was at least able to get into rabbit. I got a little dizzy during the balancing series but I didn't have to crouch down or miss any poses. I did come out early and stand and breathe a couple of times. This is when I remember I was going to make juice the night before and drink it on the way. I might still do that. I just have to remember to make juice the night before - need to start that little routine.

Toe stand is getting better.

I feel bad for the girl next to me. She is always there in the morning. She has a big blue tape on her knee. I wonder what that is for? Alignment? She wasn't able to do some of the kneeling postures. She has beautiful ballerina feet.

I came home and Jonny was getting ready for work and the boy was still sleeping. I got to make juice and then go in and look at him and he was just smiling away. Love him! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 Hip Hop - Ken

Ken was teaching for JP today. There were only seven students in class. He is a pretty funny teacher but I think we were a tough crowd. He joked that we were in yoga class.

He taught a choreo with lots of body rolls and explained contrast and balance at the start of class.

This was the first dance class with the mullet. It got pretty sweaty. I wish I didn't have such an efficient cooling system. Oh well... lucky me!

I look forward to Jazz on Friday. It is good to be back at dance. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tanya

I miss Bali! Andrea and her family are there now. Sad face. 
Well - my bed head was super awesome this morning but I was able to wet it down just enough to look almost normal for class.

I still didn't have an awesome class. I still struggled during the cardio section but it is better. I really wonder if it is possible to have an awesome 6am class? I think I am just too stiff in the morning and too hungry. Maybe I should get up earlier and eat something... or have a car snack ready and not get up earlier. Maybe make my juice the night before. I will try that tonight.

My rabbit was awful today but my toe stand was better. I guess my abs are coming back!

It was quite a full class this morning. The busiest 6am I have seen yet.

When I got home Jonny was showering and the boy was still sleeping. Even though it is hard to get up and go it is the perfect time for me to go. I get it done no matter what happens the rest of the day.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

It is a yucky, rainy day out. I woke up and rolled over and almost didn't get up. BUT, I did and I went and I am done! 

I still didn't have an awesome class. Maybe I am just hungry? 

It is the first class with my new hair. It faired quite well getting all sweaty. I think I like it even more now. 

When I got home the boy and Jonny were cuddling in the bed. They looked super cute. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tanya!

I love Tanya. I wish I could of heard the story she was telling half way through the floor series. I think it was something about teaching young kids... or playing a game... there were five teams... she named some of the teams and they seemed to have funny names that people were laughing at. Maybe one day I will have waterproof hearing aids!

Anyways... today wasn't a "good" class but it wasn't as bad as yesterday. I did get dizzy during the standing series but I was able to fight it better than yesterday. I crouched down and missed a couple of things but I kept getting back up and doing the other half or the other side. I didn't miss much. Nothing like yesterday. No headache either.. just a little dizzy. I guess I will be back to normal tomorrow.

I realized something before class started. My hamstring injury on my left leg isn't my original hamstring that was hurt. My right leg is the one I hurt in '88. This left hammy is a brand new injury. I thought I hurt it in dance... and I must have.. but there was no moment... that I can remember where it happened. No wonder it is taking so long to heal. Maybe I should ask the doc about it and go see the physio. I should have done that right away.. but I thought it was the other leg... that I usually overstretch once in a while. I will mention it to him Monday when I go for my wart zapping... HATE! Please get off my foot now PLEASE!

Anywho.. as for running. I still want to run. I have no desire to get up and run with a pack of people. I have lost all interest. Part of me still thinks I won't be able to not do it. But another part of me feels like she is turning over a new leaf. Who knows which side will win at this point. This is all new to me. Usually the stubborn side doesn't even acknowledge that there is another side.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I had a bad wart zapping on Monday which carried on through Tuesday and then Wednesday I was just feeling lazy. I kind of have a headache. I just don't feel like running. I have had thoughts of not doing the race at all. I am not saying I am not doing it yet. I am definitely thinking about bailing on the whole thing. I am just not into it anymore. I know I can do it. I just don't care to. Hopefully, I will pull myself out of this... whatever it is.

This morning I just got up and went to yoges. I was fine until balancing series and then I got dizzy. I did half of everything... I think. I was dizzy and headachey. I was really stiff and my left hammy is still ailing me.

I came home to my beautiful family and made some fresh juice. I am feeling a bit better now. I am going to try to make myself run when Jonny comes home from work. And I am going to get up and go to 6am yoges tomorrow... hopefully with better results! 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday Run 8 Km, 42:06 Mins

This is Friday's run. Tomorrow I will do Saturday's run. Then I will be back on track. We ended up going skate boarding last night and when we got back... I was too pooped to run.

When I set out on this run I didn't want to run. I am bored of running. I want to go back to just running when I want... and in one week I can! I don't even want to run this race.. but I have come this far. I am going to check it off my list and not do another one again for another ... couple of years.. or never! hahaha! But I am sure Carrie will talk me into one. I wouldn't mind doing the Tofino one or the Disneyland one.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday 12 - 1:30 Bikram Cambie - Cedric

I can't believe I had Cedric two days in a row. I almost left at triangle. As if I would ever leave... But I really wanted to. If you are going to take so long in each posture at least help the dude out that is doing it completely wrong. You can't miss him. And you really shouldn't do any demos in those yoga shorts. I swear I saw a ball when you demoed standing bow. I had to look away. To little and lost the elastic around the leg. No good my friend. No good.

I thought about Yolandi hair. I gotta do that soon. I remember when I was little my mom asked me how I wanted my hair and I said short at the front and long at the back- like my walking doll. I'm going to do this hair style sooner than later! Anywho... Yoga is done. I still gotta run but I don't really feel like it. Maybe later when it gets sunny. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Cedric

I love being done yoges this early in the morning.

Cedric wasn't the teacher on the schedule. I was disappointed when I saw him at the front desk. His class this morning was a lot better than the last one I had with him. So... all good!

My hammy is still aching and bugging me a bit.

I did balancing toe on the broken ankle side!

I did floor bow.

I had a good class... .and now I am done! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday Run 5.2 Km, 29:26 Mins

I ran into Azelia before I started my run and we had a little chat.

I also ran into the rain! I ran around Science World and past that restaurant to the place where I turn around for a 6km run. Then I ran back but I went over the bridge because it was really raining.

I did three Tabata sessions. The first one and last one I ran them all but the second one I last the eighth one... because I thought I was done and the music surprised me when it came on and I was like.. no... I am going to walk and breathe still. That is better than last time. I feel like a dork but it feels good to giver. The last session I did was a bit downhill for some of it... so it was a little easier.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tanya!

I thought I would try and get up before the boys woke up this morning .. and Thursday... and go to yoges. I was startled by my alarm that wasn't the boy. I had everything ready so I just got up and went.

I was really stiff - especially in rabbit but other than that... oh and my wart foot which was just zapped yesterday... I was good. I love Tanya and I never get to have her as a teacher so it was a nice treat. She gave me one correction... standing separate leg head to knee.... make sure my forehead is right on my knee... move my head a little to the outside so it is centred. I am going to remember to do that each time. (I didn't hear her the first time she told me but she came back to check the second round and she explained it again... damn my def ears!)

I got home and the boys were still asleep. I had a quick shower and there was my real alarm clock.. the boy! Perfect timing. I hope it goes this smoothly on Thursday! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Run 6 Km, 33:37 Mins

New shoes... again. I don't want to talk about it. I am not going to lose my left big toe nail... fingers crossed.

I felt great. I ran slower. It was hot and there were a lot of people out and about. Christian and I had already walked this route today and some of the same people were still sitting in the same spots enjoying the beach. It was a beach day for sure. Hopefully it will be nice like this tomorrow and Christian and I will bring the tent out to the beach! Fun summer times! 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Saturday Run 20 Km, 1 H 55 Mins

DONE! That is all I have to say. This is the last run of this length before the race. It is time to taper and carb up. Hopefully the excitement of race day will make me run faster.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday 8:15 - 9:45 Bikram Cambie - Chelsea

I haven't taken an 8:15pm class in a long time. It was nice today because I had the best of two worlds. I got to be lazy all morning and ealry afternoon and then I was active for the rest of the day. I usually am active in the morning and chilling in the evening but this was a nice change.

 I think maybe I could do this class doing the school year. I bathed Christian and got him ready for bed and Jonny took it from there. I'm home and in bed by ten. I am feeling kind of energized though- not very sleepy. Anywho - we will see.

On the way to yoges I stopped at the Running Room and got Gu and socks in preparation for my long run. I'm feeling positive.

Friday Run 8 Km, 40:34 Mins

I had a great run today. YAY! I am both dreading and looking forward to tomorrow's twenty. And when I say looking forward to.. that means looking forward to it being over.

Today I ran down the alley and to second beach pool and back. The sun was shining and there were lots of people out enjoying it. I saw one old guy swimming in the ocean. It looked so refreshing that I wanted to jump in myself. I feel lucky to live where I do... especially on days like today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Run 6.2 Km, 32:25 Mins

Today I tried something new for speed training. I tried Tabata training. This is eight, twenty second intervals with ten second breaks in between. I made a mix of music that gave me five minutes to warm-up then a Tabata track, another five minute run, and another Tabata track, and then music to run back.

This was hard but I can see how it works. I was out of breath and I was unable to complete all eight intervals. I missed the sixth one on the first track and the forth and seventh on the second. I took the extra time to breather.

I am going to add this into my work outs at school for the kids... not with running.. but with abs or push ups or something. It will be awesome. I was thinking of adding it into the normal warm-up but I think it should be something that we do once a week... not every day. It is draining and if you don't give it your all it is a waste of time. Whereas if you try your hardest you will gain great results. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Run 6 Km, 30:20 Mins

My hamstring was hurting and impeding me the first kilometre and a half. After that I was able to move my legs faster. This is the speed I was running when I first started ... before I over did it. I really had to force myself to keep my legs moving this fast and it didn't seem as easy as it used to. I am looking forward to this race being over and running for again... and not as much! Almost done!!