Friday, May 20, 2011

After a good night's sleep...

Class ended at 8:30. Got home from dinner around 10, crawled into bed... and then it was morning. I guess I should catch up here.

One of the reasons I went back to dance was that I spend far too much of my life sitting behind a desk. One of the ways I try to address this is to visit a massage therapist periodically. Thursday morning's appointment was scheduled before we started having class Thursday nights, and I hadn't thought to reschedule it. My therapist knows I've started ballet again and this time she spent a good bit of time on my hip flexors, trying to get the muscles and fascia to release so I can get a better range of movement. As usual I left the appointment rather spacy.

I figured by class time all would be back to normal. Uh huh. When I started getting odd muscle spasms while putting on my tights I knew this was going to be interesting. Normally I'm very focused during class, but last night I was off in la-la land. I feel like I ought to apologize to the teacher before Tuesday night's class starts. As best I recall we did pretty much the same stuff as Tuesday. It seems I had a choice between turn-out or balance, but had trouble trying manage both at the same time. I'm pretty sure I got physical benefit from the class, but mentally I'm not so sure. The best I can say is I think I've pretty much shaken off the remnants of my cold.

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    What a wonderful journal you have here. :-)

    I am slightly jealous because when I tried to enroll in ballet classes the schools here weren't taking adults for classes anymore, which left the community arts centre to cope with the high number of men and women who want to either reconnect with their inner dancer, such as me, or challenge themselves to something new.

    Keep on posting, looking forward to reading more about your exploits with ballet training.



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