Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I had a good class today. Here is my new rating scale:
Awful - I had to miss too many postures and I was dying from heat.
OK - I missed a part of a few postures.
Good - I didn't miss anything but didn't hold everything to the end.
AWESOME - I did everything and held everything to the end.

I have to get to work now - marking and report cards - ugh!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I had a better class than Monday but still not a good class. You know when I say that, I am being pretty harsh. I guess I didn't do everything but what I did do I tried my hardest. I didn't just hang out anywhere - I was on full intensity. I missed one balancing stick - you do four of them - so that isn't so bad. And, I missed three out of four triangles. I did everything else with high intensity. That isn't a bad class. I guess, when I say that, I am referring to my goal. My goal was to do everything in the class. I didn't so it was a bad class. I have to start being nicer to myself. I am awesome - not everyone gets up at 5:40am to do hot yoga, goes to work FOREVER, then comes home to be a mommy and a wife. Yay me - you had a good class.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

Obviously, this wasn't a good class. I was tired. My eye was twitching - it is still twitching and it is lunch now. My goal was just to get up and go and get it over with. I feel good that I went. I will feel awesome when I have a good class. It feels like it has been a while.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday 6 - 7:08 Bikram Cambie - Jan

It is 1:37am. The boy is not sleeping. No one here is sleeping. I forgot or rather didn't have time to write and I just remembered. This morning's class was not awesome. I was hoping tomorrow morning's was going to be the good one this week - but at this point - looks like I might not make it and I might meed as much sleep as I can get for our adventure this weekend.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:18 Bikram Cambie - Mari

It wasn't an awesome class. It was about the same as Friday. I'm going to go again tomorrow - get it over with. Nah - I'll go Wednesday and Friday. Then, I have a break in between to hang out with the boys.

Sunday 8:56 - 9:33 Skate E Spot (37 mins)

We were hoping to get two skates in … yesterday … but the boy's nap didn't happen until the stroller to swimming. So, we ended up walking around for an hour and then going back to swimming.

Morning skate was cold, sunny, and hard to get into. It took a long time to get warmed up.

There is the bell - gotta go!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday 9:18 - 10:18 & 4:08 - 4:52 Skate E Spot (1H 44mins)

Sunny and cold and beautiful! What a nice family day.
First session: ollies, 180's, but mostly worked on kick flips.
Second session: I did line one ten times. I started doing line two but got thye idea in my head to not push fakie mongo. I pushed fakie normal and did fakie ollie and shuvit, the first two moves of line two. I ended with some more kick flip fun.
The boy created a new one foot push method:

Friday 4:31 - 4:56 Skate E Spot (25 mins)

After school skate. Construction has started on F spot. There is no through access. We will never skate F spot again.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I didn't have an awesome class - but it was better than Wednesday. I predict that next Thursday will be a good class. I just haven't been enough lately.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday 6 - 7:07am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

Whoa! I started strong and then melted. It got hot today. I was glad to get to leave early and come to work. I think I only made it once last week because I was so busy. I was going to go the last three days of this week but they are closed tomorrow morning for maintenance. I will be back on Friday though - hopefully, I will have a better class than I did today.

There was an old guy from Westcoast Hot Yoga standing beside me today. He must have taken some time off the yoges though - he was looking a lot fitter the last time I saw him - three years ago.

I have good sore muscles from dance yesterday - good class. The kids are going to get some of the love in their warm-ups today. hehehe!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Antonio

Antonio Jeffersen is here performing in Flashdance. He was subbing Liz's class.

Carrie and Twigg came and danced with me. Yay!!

The warm-up was awesome. Here are some things I want to add into my warm-up:

  • Low lunge to balancing stick and open to face front back to stick and back to lunge 
  • Forward bend then roll up in four straight to retire balance. Look right, left, centre, up, down repeat with eyes open and closed. Repeat balancing on one foot. Repeat moving one leg and testing balance. 
The piece was fun but required a lot of space. I didn't have space to dance. I moved twice. I got hit once. I hit someone once. It was good to dance when we were in small groups. We didn't have a lot of time at the end. One time only.

Tuesday 9:13 - 9:48 Skate E Spot (25 mins)

Sunny but cold and windy!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday 6:15 - 7:45 Contemporary Jazz - Moe

I saw Caitlin and her friend. They took Jazz Funk. I was going to take that class too. I'm glad I didn't rush my family skate and dinner though.

Moe's class was full. She did a very short abs and stretch then straight to choreo. She had a lot of choreo and we didn't get through all of it. She is going to teach the rest next week.

She used a song she heard on The Sopranos.

It was a fun, jazzy piece with a few hard hitting beats.

Monday 1:30 - 2:30 Hip Hop - Navid

Lucie, Shirley, Andrea, and Monica were in class today. I knew that Lucie and Shirley were coming but the other two were a surprise. I got pushed to the front - and rolled with it. Navid was subbing for Ado. I don't know him - so, I will go back another time and try his class. I love Navid's style. He is an awesome teacher. (And dancer)

I had to dance in a group at the end. I never get picked. I got so nervous and I didn't do my best. I did it though. The more I push myself past my safe zone the easier scary things will be. Then, I'll just get new scary things - but hey - that is life!

Monday 10:28 - 11:00 & 4:04 - 4:32 Skate E Spot (1H)

We got two short sessions in today. The boy did some good skating. He was pushing himself off the ledge and then I would push him back to the ledge. Then he did it squatting like daddy when he was joking around.

We pulled out the mittens today. It was cold on the way there but warm in the sun and on the way back after all that moving.

I didn't do anything amazing today. But being out in the sun with my family was pretty amazing. The water was sparkling in the sun. We have to take one of those ferries across to G island one day. That will be fun for the boy.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday 8:59 - 9:49 & 3:26 - 4:05 Skate E Spot (1H 29mins)

We had two sessions today.

Morning session I did line one. My 180's weren't working. I tried some kickflips but wasn't feeling those either. I did some manuals and played with the boy.

Afternoon sesh was a lot gloomier and colder. I still made it to short sleeves. I had a better afternoon. I started with line one. I did good 180s. I did line two a couple of times. I did some kick flips and manuals - and I played with the boy. He did great today.

We had to leave when Jonny bonked his ankle a bit.

Friday 4:20 - 4:53 Skate F Spot (33 mins)

There was a football game tonight. E spot had the gates all set up. F spot was closed so we skated this old gem. I ollied over my rough patch most of the time. I did a few kick flips moving slow and not landing one foot. I'm going to get those soon.

The boy wasn't allowed out. There were puddles and he doesn't have the boundaries that the other spot has. He will get a good skate today though - it looks dry right now!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday 6:11 - 6:55 Skate E Spot (44 mins)

We had an after school night skate. Thanks daylight savings for the early darkness. I left school in the sun and got home in the dark. So sad.

I did line one for about twenty minutes. I did some crappy kick flipping. So, I went fast and did fast, big ollies.

Tuesday 6 - 7:10am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I went and I didn't feel like going. I was sleepy and stiff. I guess I had too many cozy family days. Busy week - parent teacher interviews and field trip week. I might not make it three days again this week.

Sunday, November 2, 2014