Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Jan

Jan rocks. I had a great class. She reminded me about my front knee in spinal twist having to be down - I had given up on that because I thought it would never go down - but the second side worked. I will add this to my things to focus on. (Focus Repertoire)

Adaptations for lower back and right bursa:
Spine strengthening - I don't lift up but I hold the position flat on the ground tightening my abs and all the core muscles. I feel I could lift up but I am still taking it easy.

I bend my knees on all forward bends.

I don't do the back bend on the knees - I know I can do it - but the pressure on my right knee hurts. I will wait till that right bursa is better before I got back to this one.

I have a hypothesis about why my lower back was having problems: C section - then all the bad technique I was doing before that was fine when I had a strong core - but after the operation I continued with bad technique and over time it took its toll. Strengthen core and clean up technique is my goal.

I woke up at 4:19am!!! I over got back on schedule.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I forgot to write this yesterday. I made it two days in a row. I am a machine!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I thought I had my spare first block but I didn't. My kids were waiting for me. I was right at the bell.

I took it easy on anything that I thought might strain my back. My right bursa is still tender on my knee so I rolled a towel for that too. I have been figuring out some things that I do normally that may add extra strain on my back and changing them to prevent this from happening again - like bending knees when going down instead of straight legging it.

I am just proud I got up and went.

Sunday 10:18 - 11:02 Skate E Spot (44 mins)

I forgot to write this one yesterday - too busy now. I remember lots of big fast ollies and some sun... oh and new shoes!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday 3:52 - 4:08 Skate E Spot (1H 12mins)

The sun came out and dried up all the rain and the Johnson/ Konrad family was happy again. We all skated. The boy has a great tripod push and then knee rest coast going on. He is getting better at looking where he is going and slowing down so he doesn't bonk into a wall or window.

I listened to music in one ear and the music helped me skate better. Then, when the boy was playing with boo I used both ears. I did line one and line two, then fast ollies, and kick flips - kinda. I gotta get those. (this summer!)

Looks like we might get a morning skate before the rain comes back - fingers crossed.

Saturday 12 - 1:30 BYV Core - Ellena

I think this is the third time I have tried the core class and the first time that I have done it at the Cambie studio.

I was being careful for my back and skipped a couple of leg lifting and back strengthening exercises but I did everything else. I feel like I am going to be ok now.

I enjoy doing the different exercises. I had the blonde girl from 6am close to me so I could have someone to follow.

I am looking forward to going back to my 6am routine Monday!! AAHHH!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday 12 - 1:30 Ballet - Eva

I love ballet. This was my class to test to see if my back is good yet. So far, I feel fine. I will know for sure tomorrow morning - or tonight when I am trying to sleep. I think it is ok. I hope so, because I am bored of resting and taking it easy.

I danced at the barre with the same tall girl as the last time I took this class.

There were a lot of people in class today because of spring break. A lot of youngin's en pointe. There was one beautiful little asian girl with lovely extension.

The lady in pink told me she liked my hair. That made me happy.

I only had one ballet shoe when I got there. I don't know where the other one disappeared to. I must have lost it last time on the way home? I checked the lost and found. So, I danced in my socks. I my jazz shoes and toe undies - but my socks were pretty comfy and I don't like the jazz shoe's little heal.

Walking back I thought about dancing more and yoging less - or just doing all my classes at Harbour - they have yoga - not hot yoga - just a thought.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday 2:43 - 3:44 Skate E Spot

We did a couple of skates in Las Vegas but nothing exciting. This was our first skate in a week. We were a little sketchy to start but it was a good day. My back is still not 100% so I took it easy. It looks like we will have a couple of days off because of rain.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday 10:03 - 10:52 & 4-5 Skate E Spot (1:49)

Woo hoo - sunny morning skate. I love this weather. I did line one towards the construction and line two towards the train. Then, I worked on kick flips and I touched on manuals - a little.

The boy didn't really skate today but he was running around and he ate a lot of raisins.

We got a second session in the sun. The boy did some great pushing and tripod skating. (One foot and two arms) He was awesome until he zoomed past the line and didn't listen to me when I told him to stop. It was just before we left. He blew it right at the end. Good time up until then.

Today was a pretty spectacular day :-)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday 10:52 - 11:09 and 3:20 - 3:46 Skate E Spot (43 mins)

Yay!! My back is all better. I have been out skating with the boys the last couple of days but just pushing and playing with the boy. Today I tried olling and it didn't hurt so I proceeded to line one and two. I didn't skate that long - but it feels good to be back. (Haha)

We squeezed another quick skate in before swimming. The boy did some good skating. I did line one and some kick flip practise. I'm not going to lie, my ego wouldn't let me do sketchy line two because there were people sitting nearby. (The were drinking and sitting in the sun -)