Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Sunshine

I had a good class today. Triangle I held the left side a little bit longer but not as low as the right side. Standing bow I got 2.5/4. I got .5 for falling out and getting back in right away and holding to the end. I lost a point for the second bow that I fell out of and didn't get back into and the last two I held. Not as good as last class but I am trying.

There was a girl in front of me today who was so annoying! She was my main challenge today… her and the sex sounds guy beside making his trying too hard sounds during spine strengthening. They were both disgusting me. Then, there was the lady who tries really hard and is super focusses beside me and I saw here being able to ignore these two distractions so I kept trying. I lost it when the boob girl was checking her phone on the escalator in front of me and not moving… so annoying. It is like I don't exist. I need more patience.

Overall, good class. Small numbers today - maybe people taking an early holiday - Canada Day tomorrow - the 6am is cancelled. Langley on Wednesday - next class Thursday!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday 10:24 - 11:06 and 5:45 - 6:15 Skate E Spot (56 mins) & June Totals

The weather has been very disappointing for summer. We woke up to rain but then it got dry and we had a nice skate. The weather app said it was going to be sunny at 4pm so we panned to go swimming and skate again - but it was raining so hard it was bouncing off the road. And now, it is all wet again and we missed our swimming time. We tried to go… we stood outside the front door and looked out at the rain and thought.. not worth it!

Oh well, at least we got one good skate in. Here is what I did:
- skate around a bit
- mongo push to jump fakie
- ollies and 180's and some fakie ollies
- I tried standing still and doing kick flips. Jonny and I discussed different feet placements - but the way he suggested is not how I used to do it - so it felt wrong and wouldn't work for me. We came home and checked online and have some new ideas to try next time we get out.

I should have stopped by Coopers. I probably won't get a morning skate tomorrow. Jonny is good deeding and helping the old lady who cleans our building to move. How could he say no to her? She is so sweet. She must really have been desperate for help to ask him - and it must have been hard for her to ask as well. I just hope it goes quickly and easily for him.

Hey! We got out for a second skate after all - yay! Thank-you sunshine.
There were puddles all over so we basically had our rain skate covered area to skate. I tried to do some ollies and 180s but wasn't feeling the squishy area. I found a nice dry patch and tried the kick flips and new foot placement that Jonny showed me on the YouTube. It worked. I didn't land any but I am going to add them into my practice to have something to work towards.

June Skate Hours: 13 Hours and 31 minutes (799 minutes) 

June Bikram Hours: 16.5 Hours

June Dance Hours: 0!!! That is just embarrassing! Get to class!! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

Going to renew my membership - and give Carrie the free classes :-) 

What a great class I had this morning. There is definitely something that just clicks when you go to classes on consecutive days. That was a good three in a row. Saturday and Sunday the first classes are not till 8am so I will take a break and go again on Monday.

As for my goals:
1. Do not take a break during triangle. Do the lunge part on the left side at least and hold it. Try to bend over and try to hold the full posture longer each time. 
I succeeded in holding the full posture for a few seconds each time and the lunge the whole time. 
2. Hold the standing bow the full time. Do not give up or fall out. No more cheating! 
I held 3 out of 4 till the end. Next time all of them!! I blame the moisturizer I applied to my feet last night - my hands and feet were so slippery. I had to use my hand towel during standing head to knee.

My neck is still creaking like a Halloween door. I hope my head doesn't fall off!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday 8:50 - 9:16, 4:07 - 4:28, and 4:44 - 4:55 Skate E Spot (58mins)

Morning session:
- Push mongo to fakie
- ollies and 180's
-shuvits not working

Afternoon session:
-ollies and 180's

My 180's weren't coming around and rolling away as nice as yesterday. It was kind of a bummer. Maybe tomorrow!

I was ok with the break and then skating again. The boy got a nice session in with his new board.

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Sunshine

I am going to focus on two goals: 
1. Do not take a break during triangle. Do the lunge part on the left side at least and hold it. Try to bend over and try to hold the full posture longer each time. 
2. Hold the standing bow the full time. Do not give up or fall out. No more cheating! 

Today was a good class. It wasn't too hot or too cold. I did my best with my two new goals. 

Sunshine is so cute and gentle. I usually like a a firm, loud and funny teacher but even though Sunshine is the opposite I like her. She has a kind smile and I work hard in her class. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday 10:37 - 11 and 2:40 -3:18 Skate E Spot (1H1M)

It was so nice and sunny today. Summer!!

Our first session was super hot. We had a later start today and the boy wasn't entertained for long. We got a quick one in though. I started with ollies and 180's right away and then we were done. I didn't listen to any music in the morning session.

Our second session there was some shade but it was still a warm sweaty one. I started right away with ollies and 180's and was able to add in fakie ollies. Tomorrow I am going to add in more speed and add in a shuvit.

The boy got a new board today and we each took turns watching him while the other skated trying to get more time in. I got to keep riding today while Jonny took the first boy watch. He said it was hard to re-motivate himself. I am going to take that shift tomorrow. We will see how it goes.

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I did not want to go this early! I didn't want to go at all this morning. But, I knew if I didn't get up and go I wouldn't go later and I would feel guilty for not going. So, even though I had turned off my alarm I was awake and tossing and turning - so I went.

I am glad I went. It was a pretty good class. I did one full set of triangle right and left. I rested the second set. I did everything else and it wasn't that hard of a class.

I have a new weird thing: I can hear the back of my neck creek when I turn my head - even when I am sleeping… am I falling apart? Is this what 40 is? Maybe I just need to drink more water? It is pretty weird and I hope it goes away.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday 9:12 - 9:43 Skate E Spot (31 mins)

I forgot to write about this sesh… let's see what I remember?
- sunshine
- the boy was good
- I started with mongo push to fakie practice
-ollies and 180's

I think that was it - but it was a good morning!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday 9:05 - 9:35 and 3:10 - 3:43 Skate E spot (1H 3M)

This morning I did not have a very good session. I was pooped for some reason and I didn't feel like jumping. I didn't do my warm-up circle. I went straight into ollies and 180's over the crack. I guess I needed the warm-up. I didn't do that very long and when I was doing it I took long breaks at each end. Then I just went really fast all around. Then I tried to go fast and manual - but that wasn't working either. After that I tried something new - Jonny taught me how to push mongo and jump to ride fakie. So, I did that back and forth for a bit really slow and sketchy like. That will be a good skill to have. 

We walked passed Coopers and no one was there but I didn't feel like skating anymore. So we went for a little walk. I should never pass up a chance to skate - but I don't know - I was just tired. 

We all had a nap during Christian's nap time. 

Second session was mucho better! I was just tired. I started with ollies and 180's and went back and forth and back and forth without stopping and taking breaks. I was super sweaty. 

Then, we went for a swim. It was a great afternoon :-) 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday 10:01 - 10:35, 10:46 - 10:56, and 4:34 - 4:58 Skate E Spot and Coopers (1H 8Mins)

 We had two sessions again today - which is lucky because it was on the verge of raining all day - there was some sprinkling.

Our morning session started at E spot and then I got ten minutes skating with the boy at Coopers. Today I felt that I was getting back to where I was before all of our little breaks.

I was listening to Smashing Pumpkins and they must be my skate music - they work for me! I got a choreography idea for next year too - I can't wait to make that come to life.

Our second session was just at E spot. It started to rain so we had to go. I was done too - pooped. I had a great session. I pretty much got to my ollies and 180's right away and they were riding away and I was able to do some fakie ollies. It felt nice. I am excited for tomorrow now. As we were packing up to leave there was a creepy Big Brother voice over the loud speaker telling us to leave. Whatever - we will be back! Hahaha!

Thursday 12 - 1:30 Bikram Cambie - Tracy Y

My knee didn't hurt at all today! YAY!

My left hip is still sore and I didn't do the left triangle - but I know I could - it was just so hot and I am used to taking a break there… so I took a little break.

There was one girl in the class who was standing in the splits in her standing bow. It was amazing! I don't think I have ever seen that in yoga class. I have seen dancers do it of course - but this was the first one in a yoga class. Maybe she is a dancer?

It was so nice to be in class at noon instead of 6am. My body was already bendy - so from that perspective it was easier. It got really hot during the second half - but I did pretty good. I need to now practice on holding everything until it is time to change. I do for most stuff but there are a couple of postures I give up on and it has become a habit.

My pass here runs out July 11th - I gotta use my time up well - then I will get a break from yoges for a bit. It is always nice to have a break in the summer. I might try a class in LA though - that would be fun. I think they have a free class once a week - probably packed - but why not?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday 8:55 - 9:49 (-5 minutes to walk to Coopers) and 4:08 - 4:26 Skate E, F, and Coopers (1H 7mins)

I had an awesome skate morning this morning. We started at E Spot and I did some ollie circles. I was just about to do some ollies and 180's and then this worker guy came to block off our area. He was polite about it. We moved to F spot where I ollied the bumpy cement sections. Then I created a new circle for this area and had a bit more fun. There is a patch of whiter cement that I pretended to be a manual pad (Jonny's idea). I ollied my first cement patch then I will one day ollie onto the manual pad but I just rode up today, then around and up my tiny transition and off of it and then I just went back around in a circle. I would like to add one more ollie over the rough cement patch - next time.

We then walked down to Coopers where I spent some time remembering how to nose slide. It was fun.. but I was almost late for my Dance Teacher meeting - but I made it and Shirley was right behind me. All good!

Our second session wasn't so good - we were just warming up at E spot and then they had to open the gate for a game. So we moved to F spot but the boy was done sitting. Oh well - as Jonny says, "I guess we can't complain. We don't own the stadium and are lucky they don't kick us out all the time."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday 10:05 - 10:37 and 4:02 - 4:39 Skate E Spot (1H10)

Today was way better than yesterday. I had a good morning session and a good afternoon session. Tomorrow should be even better.

During our morning session there was an old Asian grandma standing by the walkway for a while staring out over the Cirque du Soleil tent. Then she went and laid down on the cement box that Jonny was board sliding. So weird. Why would you want to lay down and soak up some sun with us - in our section. There are sunny cement blocks all around the building. She staid about ten minutes with her sun bonnet covering her face and then she got up and continued her morning jaunt. I wonder what she was thinking about?

We went to Taco Time for Taco Tuesday before our second session. Jonny did a really nice nose slide - that actually slid and his fakie 180's are looking big. He looks comfortable going normal and fakie on his board. Maybe one day I will have that confidence. I was able to make myself do 180's over the crack in the cement today. It was all a mind trick. It was easy.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday 10-10:16 and 4:10 - 4:41 Skate E Spot (47 mins)

I did not have a good morning session. I just rolled around and I wasn't able to get my legs to jump. So, I decided to let the boy enjoy some skate time.

We had a nice little breaky on the way home. Maybe I was just out of energy from yoga this morning. Maybe I am feeling a little sensitive.

My second session was much better. I did my ollies in a circle and then ollies and 180's. I tried to do them over the crack but that didn't happen yet. Tomorrow. Now I feel like the summer routine is falling into place. It is going to be an awesome summer.

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I tried not to do anything that hurt my knee today. So, I didn't have an awesome class. I don't think I will go to the advanced class like I had planned tomorrow. I will wait till next week.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday 5:36 - 6:08 Skate E Spot (32 mins)

Finally, we got back out skating. It wasn't a very good session for me but tomorrow will be better. It was good to be back out and getting back into our skate routine. Jonny has his new Darkstar board and is getting used to it. I think he likes it for the most part.

Jonny kept skating and got an hour in. I let the boy out for a skate and we had fun running around. He thought it was hilarious when I would run with my knees way up. I ran circles around him and he thought that was pretty funny too.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Ellena

Well, yesterday I did yoges in the morning and then I did it with my two dance classes. I hurt my knee about a week ago and it was worse yesterday which can only lead one to believe that I am doing something to make it worse. So, today in yoga I didn't do anything that might aggravate my knee. After today I will have a yoga break till Monday and hopefully that will help.

Other than that, I had a good class. The little asian guy with the man bun in his hair is wasting away to nothing. I wonder if he eats or how many classes he is taking?? He looks emaciated. Eat dude! Have a beer! Enjoy your life!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I woke up at 5:10 with the light and I was hot so I kicked off the blanket and closed my eyes. I woke up to Jonny kicking me that my alarm was going off. I didn't think I would go back to sleep at all but I went back to sleep really well.

Today I had a really good class. (I got to leave early so it doesn't really count - but I know I would have finished strong)

My left hip is feeling better. I did the lunge on the left side but I didn't bend over. I did do it in class though. ( I am teaching this to my two dance classes today)
My right knee seems to be getting worse. It really hurt during the third part of awkward pose. It just feels like it is going to give out sometimes. It bothers me after sitting for a long time too. I hope it heals up quick. At least it isn't preventing me from doing anything.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Mari

Wow- I sucked this morning. I feel like I have been so lazy but it is just because we have been stuck at home with teething boy. Love him… just wish he was feeling himself so we could all have fun.

Anywho, my body was so stiff this morning. During the first posture of half moon my back cracked weird or even wrong. It is in the left upper back of my ribs. It feels a bit off now. Sucks. I guess this is what they mean by use or lose it. I just lost it cause I was so not using it!

That set me up for a sucky class. There seemed to be a lot of yogis having bad classes today. More than once Mari encouraged us to work together. The class was all over the place and struggling. The cute older lady who uses the wall at the back to balance fainted!! Luckily Mari was right there to catch her and I opened the door to let her out. It just was one of those days.

I will be back Wednesday and Thursday - it will be better then. We will chalk today up to a Monday!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Saturday 1:56 - 2:13 Skate E Spot (17 mins)

The boy has been teething and/ or sick so we haven't been out much.

I did some ollie circles and then some ollies and 180's. I was going to try 180's over the crack - but didn't get to it. 

Wednesday 6:11 - 6:27 Skate E Spot (16 mins)

Hardly worth posting!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

The class was really full today and I was a bit slow moving this morning so I had a nice spot right in the front. Ugh.. no cheating for me! It was a good spot though because I could hear what Mari was saying. (She didn't wear the mic)

I had an ok class. I didn't do the triangle on the left. My left hip is still hurting. I need to start getting back to it though - maybe I just like having a break?

My right knee had some ouch moments when I would bend low or push off and twist (moving from a posture to laying down). It didn't prevent me from doing anything - so that is good. But, I was aware of it and was being careful. It was a nice distraction for my brain to have something to think about other than unnecessary family drama. No comment!

I tried hard but wasn't able to hold everything to the end - so not an awesome class - I need more strength for Mari's class. I need to not give up when I am hot, tired, and hungry!

Lisa, (the owner) said hi in the change room and invited me to a teacher class on Tuesday mornings at 7:45am. I will totally go to that when school is over. (If Jonny doesn't mind)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday 12:47 - 1:30 and 4:43 - 5:04 Skate F Spot (64mins)

We had a relaxing cloudy morning this morning (well after yoga!) 

I had a couple of great sessions. I got to listen to the new Donker Mag while skating. That was fun. I wish I could use these songs in school - I will have to do some editing or find some clean versions. 

Session 1: 
ollie circle
ollie and 180's over the crack - I should start doing the 180's over the crack now too… next time. 
attempting no complies - I had a cool little spill in the end. That means I was really trying. 

Session 2: 
just a couple of ollie circles (I was a little tired) 
ollie and 180's 
skate fast and manuals
Boy skate 

Next time I am going to do my 180's over the crack and hopefully visit Coopers again soon so I can work on my nose slides. 

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

My focus for class was to focus today. I tried to think breathe in and breathe out. Unfortunately I didn't succeed as I had hoped but I kept going back to thinking about breathing as much as I could. The strike, my brother, and other random thoughts kept seeping in.

I didn't do the triangle on the left.

I didn't hold my standing bows till the end - even though I tried my hardest.

I find Mari holds things longer than other teachers and the day that I feel good in a Mari class is the day I will feel I had a really good class.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday 4:30 - 5:02 Skate F Spot (32 mins)

There were some kids in our spot today. They were at the 711 too - then our spot! So, we skated F spot. I didn't get my nice big warm-up. I just ollied the grey patch. It wasn't that much fun. I missed my spot.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday 8:51 - 9:19, 12:47 - 1:31, 5:15 - 6:00 Skate E Spot (1:57)

What a great three session skate day. The first two sessions I did a lot of ollie circles and then my ollies and 180's over the crack. I listened to: 
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My third session was the best because I was all warmed up and confident. I didn't do that many ollies circles. I was happier and listening to the iPod on shuffle. I had some Dizzee Rascal making me bouncier. 

I did my ollies and 180's. Then I did shuvits. Then I mashed all of those together. 

Jonny let the boy out and I went fast in a circle and ollied the triple crack and then attempted to manual back around. I did that quite a few times - until it was time to walk back along the c wall. 

Sweet day!