Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday 5:55 - 6:25 Skate E Spot (30 mins)

The dryness stayed for after school. Today I focussed on just line one. My 180's are getting nice and fast.

A night skate is always pleasant.

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

I didn't have time to write again - when will I catch up with all my work?? Anywho - I think I had a good class. One more to go this week!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I didn't have time to write today. It was a hot Mari class. I tried hard and had a better class than Friday.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday 9:28 - 10:13 and 2:44 - 3:45 Skate E Spot (1h 46mins)

Morning sesh:
Strip and puddle skate. I did some ollies and then focussed on kick flips.

Afternoon sesh:
Sunny good times! What a beautiful afternoon. I worked line one and got my 180's faster. I was having fun listening to my music and dance skating. Probably looked goofy but sunny happy times for me.

The boy got out after a half hour and he had some good skating too. I worked on kick flips again. I'm going to get them - by next summer! Haha.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday 10:30 - 12 Hip Hop - Shauna

Shauna went through a lot of grooves in her warm-up and taught a cool little choreo.

Jenny's studio is so awesome!

Friday 8:30 - 10:00 Tap - Jim Hibbard

Today we spent pro-d at Jenny-lynn's school. Carrie came with me - yay! 

Our first guest was Jim and he taught us tap. This was really fun. We learned a lot. I pearned the difference between flap and slap. Flap is one foot to the other and slap is just one foot. Also, stomp and stamp - I think. Then there was something that made three sounds ... A shlump? I will have to check - Lucie took notes. Anywho - it was fun. 

Friday 6-7:15am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I chose a spot in the back corner today. I was not a machine today.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday 6 - 7:10am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I was one of the last ones in class and there was a big space at the front… so I had to go to the front. I don't like being that close to the mirror. I like the middle or back - but I went. It makes me try too hard. I had an awesome class - I didn't give up and there was some major heat. I pulled through and did everything with a high intensity and strength. I felt like a strong machine today.

I might not go tomorrow - I might enjoy my morning with my boys and go and get Carrie and head to our fun dance pro-d. Or, I might go… but I tried so hard today - I deserve a break. Next week I will go three times because I have my spare in the morning Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

It is dark when I drive to yoga in the morning now. I am never out at night - so this is as close as I get. I  remember days when I used to party and just be coming home. I see people that are just coming home. I see people driving fast and crazy. And then I see the other early risers like myself… running or with yoga mats.

I had a good class today. I tried hard. My hips don't hurt. Nothing hurts. I am appreciating it.. and enjoying it… it won't last. I got a foot massage!! I saw Tierny walking around with her towel and stepping on people's feet and I hoped I would get one and I did. YAY! My first one in years. I think the last time I almost got one was with Michelle - but I stopped her because of my warts. Remember those? Damn - that was a rough year… brand new baby and wart foot. Gross.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday 4:44 - 5:45 Skate E Spot (1H 1min)

They have boarded up the doors at F spot. Things are changing. That spot is one of the past.

It was yucky and rainy all day. It cleared up just in time for me to get home and skate. It was warm again today.

I started with line one and then I did line two a couple of times but chose instead to focus on the first two moves - and last two moves of line one - fakie ollie and fakie backside shuv-it. I finished off with kick flipping but no landing yet. I am getting some nice flips - it won't be long now before a landing - at least going slow.

Will we get an after school skate in again this week? Fingers crossed!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday 9:27 - 9:37 & 9:43 - 10:43 Skate E Spot (1H 10mins)

I skated the Cooper's curb for ten minutes on our way to E spot. It felt good to get some marks on my nose. I didn't slide very far. I gotta do that more often.

I worked on my first line and kick flips.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday 4:38 - 5:38 Skate E Spot (1 hour)

What a lovely skate evening with my family. I really focussed on my kick flips today. I am feeling more comfortable with my new pop and kick forward position. The boys had a good skate too.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday 6 - 6:30 Skate E Spot (30 mins)

We night skated. The lights came on and the air was cool. The mountain side looked pretty while the other direction looked gloomy. It was nice to be out family skating.

We saw Sophie running on the way home.

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I had an awesome class this morning. The theory that being tired equals a better class is proven. I was so sleepy this morning that I walked up to yoga with my school bag instead of my matt and my yoga bag. I had to run back down and back up and just made it in time.

I can still hear my neck creak when I turn my head. Old.

Back to work! SO BUSY!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday 6 -7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

There weren't as many people in class this morning. ?Too much turkey? The people that were there kept leaving. (One girl left really early obviously unhappy with the lack of heat) Why can't you just enjoy the not as hot day and use it to work harder in other ways? I love me a not so hot day and then I also appreciate a killer hot day. Whatever - I had a great class and I wasn't too hot in the car on the way to school.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday 4 - 5 RnB Hip Hop - Stu

You remind me of a girl that I once knew... Usher song.

This was a fun class. It was a lower level and so it was good to get the choreo and work on dancing it. I like how Stu talked about marking it small and then going big.

This would be a good class for my field trip. The kids would love it.

I'm glad I made it to a class. Finally!!

Monday 10:38 - 11:09 Skate E Spot (31 mins)

I warmed up with ollies and 180's. I was really trying to make my 180's faster. I want them to be comfortable like my ollies. I did my first line and it felt good today. The Sister Shunning of 2014 really gave me all the anger I needed to skate awesome today. I was going to start my second line  - but the boy got out and I kinda lost my zoot. The boy and I had been at the park for a long time before we went skating… up and down the stairs and back and forth along the metal Hydro grate. He didn't really go into the play park much. He is a strong tough guy on the outskirts. He did find a cool little doorway for a hose - that could be a good hiding place.. for a little toy or something. He was pretty impressed with that find.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday 8:59 - 9:44 Skate E Spot (45 mins)

I warmed up with ollies and 180's. Then I did each of my lines ten times. Then I did some extra kick flips - but the boy ran over the line with his truck so we had to pack it in. I had remembered to charge my runpod - first time I have skated with music in a while. It is so much better :-)

We were hoping to get an after nap skate in but it started raining - boo!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday 3:46 - 4:45 Skate E Spot

It was supposed to rain all day and then it turned out beautiful. Yay! Jonny put the idea of no longer keeping this blog because I am so busy... But I don't think I'm ready to get rid of it. I know I won't go back and read everything. But, I like looking back seeing all that I have done. I could just do that in my calendar... But it is nice, when I do have time, to reflect on classes. It is good to look up teachers and dances and even to look over my injuries. Ya - I'll be writing this forever. I may not have a lot of time for writing now, but I may have more time... In the future.

As for my skate today... I did some ollies and 180's and then I did my first line and then I worked on some kick flips. There is a football game today - so there was a lot of foot traffic. The boy made a new friend - and had a good skate. I hope we get a day like this tomorrow :-)

Friday 6-7 am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

It is Saturday now - so not going to bother writing much. Just going say it was a good class and I did everything up to spine strengthening. Then, I had to go to school. My hips aren't hurting at all this week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday 6:09 - 6:40 Skate E Spot (31 mins)

My right hip is still sore but I could jump today. I did ollies and some 180's and then I went straight to playing with my kick flips.

Day two of our new routine - eat and go family skate. It is hectic - but it is nice to get out all together. I hope the weather holds up.

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

I was so pooped after this class. I drank three bottles of water and sat in a puddle on the bench.

I didn't do the triangle or the standing head to knee on the right - to let my hip flexor rest.

It was super hot, then bearable, then hot, then hot.. then… melt on the bench.

I am glad I went though!!

Tuesday 6:04 - 646 Skate E Spot (42 mins) and September Totals

September SKATE HOURS: (788 Minutes) 13 Hours and 13 Minutes

September DANCE HOURS: 19 Hours

September YOGA HOURS: 15 Hours

This was the first day on our new back to school and getting home late from dance team skate schedule. Jonny had dinner ready and the boy already eating. I walk in and get fed, change my pants, and go. My right hip flexor still does not want to lift my leg. I wanted to do kick flips because I found that new foot placement - but it hurt. I worked on pushing fakie and manuals. Then, I played with the boy. We were popping our boards up - me standing and him on his bottom. 

Jonny looked like he was having a good day - he is getting so much more awesome. (heart)