Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

Right hip flexor and heat. Strong start weak finish.

Sunday 8:51 - 9:36 Skate E Spot (45 mins)

Ran out of time yesterday… and today… busy!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday 9:05 - 9:47 Skate E Spot (42 mins)

I didn't get time to write about my last skate sesh - but I bit the bullet and took Jonny's foot placement advice for kick flips. It feels so wrong and awkward to point my toe and kick my nose instead of the way that I learned back in the day. I really didn't think it was going to work - but it did! If this is the key - then it is on!!

So, today, I warmed up with some ollies and 180's. I did my first line a few times - but wasn't going all that well.

I then moved over to the wall to practice my foot placement for kick flips and tried to get the flip consistent. Then, I moved away from the wall and tried to roll and flip - I got a couple flipping. I am excited to get these rolling again - and the right way. Jonny says this is the key to all flip tricks off the nose.

It was nice to not be at school and to be out in the sun with my family this morning. We went back for a second sesh but there was a soccer game on. boo!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

My right hip flexor is so sore!! I didn't do the first balancing head to knee where I have to lift the right leg AND I didn't do any triangles.

I did everything else awesome - and had a great class!!

Thursday 4:34 - 5:34 Skate E Spot (1H)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday 4:40 - 5:10 Skate E Spot (30 mins)

It was a rainy and gloomy day but when I got home from school the sun was starting to shine though and it was dry - so we went for a skate.

I worked on ollies to warm-up and then 180's. I then worked on my first line. I didn't practice kick flips but I want to start doing those every time. Maybe I will move those to the beginning of my sessions so I don't leave them out. My other main goal is getting those 180's fast and big.

It was nice to have a family skate after school. I miss Harbour though - I hope I get to go sometime this week… rainy day pro-d days and holidays .. are dance days I guess.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

Back to school routine in full effect. I was super sweaty after yoga in the car - I was thinking I might need to bring another t-shirt… but I dried by the time I got here. Gross.

I had a pretty good class. I didn't do the triangles. I am not going to aggravate either hip…

It was stupa hot during the balancing series but then it was fine.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday 5:57 - 6:24 Skate E Spot (27 mins)

We are trying to figure out our school day routines. Today it rained… but it got dry around dinner time… so we went for it. 

I had a good little sesh thanks to PSk83 mix. I started with some ollies and then I focussed on 180's. I had some good ones. 

My right hip is ailing me now. If it isn't one it is the other!! 

It was nice to get out with the fam. I don't know how I am going to fit dance in again. I was hoping to make Monday night's my thing - but I don't see that happening now. I want to hang out with my family when I have been away from them all day. The last thing I want to do is leave them again!! I will figure something out. 

Sunday 9 - 9:29 Skate E Spot (29 mins)

I can't remember what I did yesterday - I forgot to write my blog.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday 9:10 - 9:57 and 3:38 - 4:14 Skate E Spot (1H 23mins)

New shoes, new wheels, new bearings, new deck - New new! My feet are fluffy clouds on a super fast board.

Morning sesh: I got used to the new new and did a lot of ollies. Then I went straight to kick flips - I have pop now. My goal is to get these kick flips - my fall goal.

My other goal is to do what I already do fast and poppy - click click.

Afternoon sesh: I did some ollies to start and then I worked on my first line. It was slow and sad - but it was going. I also worked on kick flips.

Both sessions I felt like I wanted to skate longer. I wish we had more time - but skating with a toddler - just lucky to be skating at all!! Soon he will be skating with us. I can just see us all cursing down the street and skating at different spots and parks. Our future forward is exciting.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

The heat wasn't that hot at all today. I saw Mari trying to jack it up but it wasn't getting that much hotter. I was still soaked - but I could breathe. So, I have no excuse for not having an awesome class. It seemed each posture was being held forever and I had no self-discipline.

Tomorrow is Roxanna and my third class of the week - so, it should be a good class for me. I need one - I am getting discouraged. Let's end this week of yoges on a high note!! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday 9:43 - 9:58 Skate E Spot (15 mins)

It was another beautiful hot and sunny morning. I was just getting all warmed up and oiling back and forth when a cowardly man spoke to us over the loud speaker informing us that there is no skateboarding here. So, we left nicely because we don't want to ruin our spot. Small victory for cowardly man. But hey - we have been really lucky with this spot - so no complaints. We will be back tomorrow!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday 6:15 - 7:45 Jazz - Moe - Crazy in Love cover

This was the first time I did this routine.
Moe said that they started it on Saturday.
We did disco cardio and the stretching part of the warm-up - no strengthening.
I was focussed and picked it up well.
The class was really full again.
We had three groups at the end.
My left hip is aching now - going to skip yoga tomorrow and rest - and go Wednesday - doesn't look like I will be back at school this week anyways.
When I got home Jonny had a hot dog and ice cream for me! HOLLA! I scored on the man tip.

Monday 5:15 - 6:15 Jazz Funk - Julio

No warm-up. 
Same routine as last week. 
Lots of arms and not a lot of legs. 
Stu was in front of me. 
I had a lot more fun doing it the second time. The arms got easier. 
Must still work on stopping each movement. 

Monday 9:54 - 10:24 Skate E Spot (30 mins)

- ollies
-fakie ollies
- line 2
- line 1

SUPER HOT - forgot hat - drip drip drip...

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I didn't try that hard today. I was feeling nauseas driving to yoga. I have had phlegm in my throat for a few weeks now - and I think that is the culprit that is making me feel yucky - either that or it is Monday morning and I just needed an excuse to not try my best.

Tomorrow I will not slack off. And now I will drink some lemon tea with honey!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday 9:20 - 9:41 Skate E Spot (21 mins)

It was another sunny September morning. I had a good skate with pSK8one playlist. I worked on my ollies, fakie ollies, and then I went straight into my super slow line two. I was expecting to go for a second skate but we didn't make it out this afternoon. We did go for a nice walk though. The boy had a good skate today and then he got to go home on daddy's shoulders.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio - Chandelier

Wow - that was a lot more fun today!! Last week was rough because of the bad yoga class - but this week - I didn't go to yoga and I was ready to attack this class. I did the warm-up better than I have ever done it. I didn't skip any crazy strengthening exercises…

The choreo - I fixed the parts I was lulling over last week. I tried to add stops in - like he was talking about - but I am not sure if I was totally successful in doing that - but I tried. I got that one part from the roll to the out to the step step hip elbows arms out turn jump - on the rhythm of the song. I felt my extensions… it was pretty awesome.

The class was packed. We had three groups. I was in the third group.

My only complaint is my super efficient cooling system. I wish I could dance and stay dry.

Friday 9:50 - 10:25 Skate E Spot (35 mins)

I forgot to write yesterday that Jon made me two new skate mixes and I tried out the first one during my second session and the second one during my morning session today. The first one is hip hop and the second one is heavy pump you up and make you skate fast music that he used to listen to when he was young. Obviously, I like the first one better but the second one does serve its purpose and also gives me insight to Jonny's youth.

Morning sesh was a hot slow start - even with the pump up music - I did a lot of ollies to start and then I did a lot of fakie ollies. I am really trying to get those higher and faster. I hate being a tortoise skater. I also am trying now to do them over a crack.

I have been messing around a little with nollies - but so akward.

I tried my line a couple of times but 180s were not consistent and I didn't want to focus on them this morning - maybe this afternoon.

I tried to skate this afternoon - but my hip was hurting - I danced too hard!! Tomorrow :-)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday 9:43 - 10:09 and 3:15 - 3:45 Skate E Spot (47 mins)

Today I worked on my fakie ollies and my first line. I have been fiddling around with nollies the last couple of days too - awkward!

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I had a good class today. I didn't want to get up this morning but I am glad I did. My three classes are done for the week :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday 10:00 - 10:49 Skate E spot (49 mins)

The boy fell asleep in the stroller on the way to E spot… so we had a good long skate while he slept and then when he got up he skated too. He is getting so good. I can't wait to make my video - I just have to make some space on my computer so I can make the video.

Anywho - I focused mostly on 180's today. I did some manuals to start - Jonny was doing awesome manuals. Actually he had a really good skate - he was on today.. and he had a full hour and four minutes!

It was an awesome family morning. I am so lucky!!

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Ellena

I didn't think I was going to make it to class this morning. The boy was up crying in the night and he was up at 5:15 - but Jonny scooped him and put him back to bed and he eventually got quiet… so I snuck out and went to yoga. Jonny said he didn't really go back to sleep and they were up early.

I had a pretty good class today. My right him and left lower back are still sore from - something I did - I know it is all c section related and scar tissue causing the problems - but I did my best and had an ok class. I didn't miss anything but I didn't hold my standing bows - I wanted to. Tomorrow that will be my goal :-)

Tuesday 3:34 - 4:05 Skate E Spot (31 mins)

I don't know if I should even count this one. I didn't really do much. I wasn't into it today.. (yesterday).

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday 6:15 - 7:45 Jazz - Moe

This class was also packed. It was difficult to see and to learn the combo. Luckily we did this combo last week - so I knew most of it. I didn't really know the last bit - I just couldn't see and when I did see.. I couldn't mark it because I am too big and I need more space.

I wonder how many people were in the class? We had four groups at the end - large groups… Maybe 60 people? 70?

My left hip is aching. No yoga for me tomorrow - rest and skate…

Monday 5:15 - 6:15 Jazz Funk - Julio

I don't know the name of the song. I meant to remember the lyrics so I could search it but all I remember is straight lines and deep valley? I don't even think those are right. We are doing this one next week too he said -

There was a lot of arms and not a lot of legs. I was surprised when my arms ended up in the correct places. I have to work on the stops. The doing everything to do nothing places.

Next week!

OH.. this class was PACKED!

Monday 10:58 - 11:30 and 3:22 - 3:58 Skate E Spot (1H 8mins)

Morning sesh:
I tried some manuals and then I went right into my first line. Jonny and I played around doing fakie frontside 180's. We both looked like dorks!

Second sesh:
I worked on my first line and second line. The second line is so slow!

I took a lot of videos of the boy today - I have something in the works!

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I have to say today I had an ok Mari class. I wasn't thinking about leaving or how hot it was - I just did the stuff and left.

I massaged my left hip a lot last night while watching TV and it helped a lot. I sat out of the first set of triangle and massaged some more and did the second set. I cracked my hip good too.

It was a really full class. I am always surprised by that on Monday mornings.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday 8:59 - 9:35 and 4:41 - 5:18 Skate E Spot (1H 13 mins)

Morning sesh:
- was hot!
- I can't remember what I did this morning….

Evening sesh:
- I did a few back and forths of ollies
- I started practicing line 1.
- I got some videos of the boys skating

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday 9:42 - 10:23 Skate E Spot (41 mins)

This morning it was super sunny and hot. I loved it! I was listening to School Boy Q and he makes me wanna move. I wish his lyrics were appropriate for school.

I did some ollies. I did some fakie ollies. I did some manuals. Then I combined ollies and 180's. I have had the best day skating today so far - since the last cozy break.

We walked over to the stadium around 4:30 for a second skate but there was a soccer game or something going on. So, the boy got a skate along the c wall and he got to play in two parks - so still fun!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio (Chandelier)

Well, as you know from my previous posts - I was not feeling it today.. but I dragged myself there and did the warm-up - ahhh.. my muscles.. and then Julio did an awesome choreo to Chandelier. Sia really belts it out in this song - so the choreo matched that - there were a lot of jumps and turns and layouts - it was hard and awesome. It took up a lot of space and it was a large class - so I felt there wasn't enough room to do some stuff … until we were in groups. There were some kids dancing today that just rocked it. They were amazing to watch. I felt like just watching… but I did it… and it was fun. I hope we do this combo again after it has soaked into my body a bit better. Maybe we will still be on strike next week?

Friday 10 - 10:20am Skate E Spot (20 mins)

I was not feeling it this morning after yoga - but I went and ollied for 20 minutes. When the boy was I released I chose to play with him - or watch him as I sat in the shade!

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I did not have a good class this morning. But I made it there and did it and now it is done. I look forward to having a good class to erase the feeling that this one left. At least I have a sense of accomplishment - and burned a million calories!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

I tried to get to class yesterday but the boy woke up at 5am. I made it today though. I couldn't remember which teacher Tierny was on the schedule but now I know. She is the one that just had the baby. She reminds me of Keli - except yoga teacher - not dance. I wish that she would have one consistent signal for change. I can't always hear the changes. Other than that - it was a good class.

I was super sore from ballet. However, I probably feel better now than I would have if I hadn't gone. It was good to stretch out all of the stiffness.

My left hip cracked super loud in class - but that felt good. My right calf feels like one big knot and my back is all stiff and tight. I have to make sure to get back to ballet more often.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday 5:15 - 6:45 Ballet - Danielle (with Carrie!)

Well, this was my first ballet class since I broke my ankle in 2010. Carrie came with me and she thinks it has been at least eight years since her last class. Danielle was surprised I was coming in her class. She asked how the baby was.

Carrie and I tried really hard even though we said we were just going for fun. I don't think we did that bad. We were dying during adage and our brains were working hard to remember each exercise - but we had fun. We are going to make it a monthly thing.

I am worried for the muscle aches and pains that will come in the next few days from using all those ballet muscles. What a work out!

Wednesday 3:13 - 3:55 Skate E Spot (42 mins)

We went out for a skate this morning - but I didn't really skate. I played with the boy. So… nothing to write about. Jonny got a good morning skate though. He was doing good.

This afternoon I didn't have an awesome skate. The boy was napping - he woke up early this morning and then played in his room during nap time - so when we went out for a skate he fell asleep just as we suspected. So - we got a good skate - but I didn't do that great - tomorrow I have a feeling I will have a good skate :-)