Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday 10:48 - 11:05 (-11:23) Skate E Spot (17 mins)

I was expecting to skate twice today but the boy didn't nap - so we couldn't go out in the afternoon because he would have fallen asleep in the stroller and then bed time would have been really messed up.

Morning sesh: I skated for the first 17 minutes doing ollies and 180's. I tried to get my 180's faster and more comfortable. Jonny was pulling the boy on his skateboard.

I got to skate with the boy next and we did some pushing around. I got some video too. I am adding it to my big video that I will publish when he gets a little older (a skate progress video). The boy had a really good skate today.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

I had a lot of fun in dance today.

Julio did a warm-up and I don't think I have felt this strong in one of his warm-ups ... ever. I am finally getting my core strength back after the choppy choppy.

Next he did an exercise laying on the floor that helped you to recognize the size of your core. It was quite interesting and I think I would like to try it on my kids one day:

  • Lay on the floor and relax your arms out to the side and your legs. Relax everything. 
  • Imagine an x - I couldn't hear where - but I am assuming he said from one hip up to your waist and across the other hip to the waist. 
  • Without tensing any of your limbs - squeeze your abdominals. 
  • hold for 5 / 10  15 seconds. 
  • focus on finding your parallel - flex your feet (but don't have Barbie feet - like your standing - relax your toes) 
  • press heals into the ground 
  • Squeeze and hold for 5 / 10/ 15 
  • Don't forget to breathe normally, otherwise the exercise is even more painful. 
  • Lift up your hips as high as you can off the ground while squeezing abs and pressing heals into the ground. 
  • Hold for 5 / 10 / 15
  • Emphasize that this is your core and how far it extends. This is how much work you have to feel and do to work it while you are dancing. 
We did ATF: 
  • six step turning and pirouette en dehor, six step turning to face where you came from and pirouette en dehor, step to the mirror and port de bras all the way forward, ball change two piques, pirouette en dehor and en dedans facing where you were going. Confusing to write but fun. 
  • Run run, jete to the wall, (pas de chat) turn to where you came from and repeat, no run jete to the mirror, jete to where you were going, run run (or chasse pas de bourre?) side jete. 
We did a quirky combo with lots of floor. 

It was a great class. I look forward to taking his class again soon. (With Carrie on Focus day?) 

Friday 9:12 - 10:13 and 3:22 - 3:53 Skate E Spot (30 mins)

Morning sesh:
I started skating. The boy was having... a challenging day... and I know I made him worse. I ended up hugging him for the first while which I loved but shouldn't be doing. The sun was shining and I was soaking in the boy cuddle - it was so good. However, I he wouldn't go down - so I was stuck hugging for a long time. Finally, he wanted to skate and we ended up having a lot of fun pushing together. He pushed from one wall all the way to the other. I pushed fakie and worked on that feeling more comfortable while at the same time trying to teach him not to push mongo.
(I didn't count this session in my "skate" time because I didn't really skate seriously.)

Afternoon sesh:
The boy sat in his chair and we had a good skate sesh. I did ollies and 180s and just tried to get them going fast and comfortable. I did those until I was sweaty. Then, I started my kick flips and they were not doing too well. Jonny was sitting and I checked the time and we decided to try and make it to family swim for the boy.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday 6 - 7:10am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I had a good class today. I had to blow my nose twice still - but that is ok. I didn't miss anything. My left hip is still sore but I held the lunge and tried a little bit of the bent over part in the triangle. I think not doing that part for so long is making that hip worse. I need to at least hold the first part to stretch it.

Last day of semester one!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday 3:13 - 3:54 Skate E Spot (41 mins)

- ollies and 180's
- kick flips
- manuals
- pushing fakie

The boy did some good skating today. He has been watching too many slam sections of videos though. He seems to think falling is part of skating. He pushes then fake falls and rolls on the ground. I got a video of it. It is pretty funny. I will post it ... When I get a chance :-)

Monday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I got up and went. It is my first time in over a week - since I have been sick. I didn't have an awesome class but I wasn't expecting to. Wednesday will be better. I am just happy to be back.

I just taught two ballet classes too - going to be sore tomorrow :-)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday 3:15 - 3:57 Skate E Spot (42 mins)

Yay!! I am not sick anymore and I feel happy and energetic. Jonny and I had a great skate sesh. (The boy sat and played with his Boo.)

I ollied and 180ed and then focused on my kick flips. I had this great vision of landing them today - but it didn't happen. I am getting close though. I want to get them before Vegas and if not then before LA for sure. I got nice and sweaty and the sun shone through a bit - it was so nice to be out with my boys.

We had a short swim after - we have to remember it is all lane swimming starting at 5. It was a good day :)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Friday 5:23 -5:54 Skate E Spot (31 mins)

I finally got a skate in with my family. I did ollies and 180's. I pushed fakie (not mongo) and fakie ollies. I practised kick flips. I look forward to another session... Soon!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I made it! I am having one of those crazy busy weeks. I was too tired to get up for yoges in the middle of the week - and I had to pick up the doughnuts for our fundraising - so I just slept. Today, I don't have to stay after school so I got up and went. I had an awesome class. I tried really hard. I stood beside the lady who wears the bandana - she tries hard too - so we were a good team today in the far corner by the window.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday 6 - 7:17am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I didn't do all of the spine strengthening series - I let my back rest one more class. I will do them all on Wednesday. 

I did ok today. I was trying hard. I remember Mari saying, "do this and that and that." And I tried to do all those things and ended up making her giggle cause we caught eyes and I was ugh ugh ughing through the three things she has asked us to do. 

Anywho - I gotta mark now!! 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I like Roxana so much. She is so kind and nice to me. She asks about my break and when I leave she wishes me a good weekend. It makes the whole experience just that much better.

I put my left lower wing out yesterday hugging Keli. (She is shorter than me) It isn't too bad and I wanted to come and stretch it out in the heat. I didn't do the spine strengthening section though. I didn't feel like flexing it - just stretching it out. I was hoping it would be gone when I woke up -but it is better now than it was before I went. I am glad I went.

I had a successful first week back after the break. I am ready to kill the last three weeks and three dance competitions of this semester.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

This is the first song I heard when I got in the car:

AND... I should have sat on the commode and made an elimination before I rushed off to yoga this morning. Gross. 

This song was on the radio because they were talking about Bill Gates supporting water purification from doo doo. The Sway in the Morning gang wasn't feeling it - like most Americans - but they already do it in Asia. 

Anywho - I could have had a better class. It wasn't too hot. I did pretty good. I just missed a few things. I am thinking positive about a good class Friday. I am proud of myself for starting this back to school week well. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday 6 - 7:30 Bikram Cambie - Jan

I had a great class this morning. My wings and hips are a bit sore. The heat was hot at the start and the end but it died in the middle and I could tell Jan was upset that there was something wrong with it. But she kept the intensity high and encouraged us to use the break in the heat to push farther and go somewhere new. I didn't mind the break in the heat - I actually loved it. I was hot and sweating and working hard without it. "Blondie" left early -- she hates no heat. I don't get it. You are already there - just do it. But, everyone is different... I don't know her story - I just make things up in my head according to what I observe.

Back to school - WORK!!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday 1:30 - 2:30 Hip Hop - CJ

CJ is so cute. She taught a "dancing like you are in the Florida sunshine" choreo. (If I heard her correctly. It wasn't too long or hard which is good cause my brain is full from all the dancing I have done this week. It was a nice way to end my dance week.

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

Jessica took the SkyTrain downtown and met me at Harbour today. She killed it too!

I was really sore and bruised from Mose's class and I wouldn't have gone if she hadn't come. I'm glad I went. We did a floor warm- up. (I have done it once before )

We did a cool choreo that started in a ball on the floor. I felt like it was quite long - but once we did it a few times It seemed shorter. There were just a lot of little moments to remember.

I hope I get to do this one a second time...