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We had back-to-back rehearsals this week: six hours on Sunday and three hours on Monday. I thought I was going to die! Well, that might be an exaggeration, but I was concerned that my calves might explode. I stretched them, rolled them, taped them, but nothing helped. They still felt like massive rocks on the backs of my legs. And then I remembered some advice from my mother: lay on the floor and put your legs up against the wall to help drain any lactic acid build up (darn that lactic acid again!). What a difference!!!! Also my podiatrist suggested using heat to help relax the muscles. I feel like a new woman!
I came across the following quote this week:
“Mexico and the world are full of problems more important than the loss of culture. But that’s what makes us so crazy, to lose the small things that at the end of the day make us more human, that thing called art.” – Issac Hernandez, a ballet dancer from Mexico
I still haven’t made it to that blasted Thursday night dance class! I was fine all day, but when late afternoon rolled around, I began to feel exhausted and sore. On top of that, lunch had decided to host a rebellion in my stomach, which added to my exhaustion. Thus began the now weekly debate: to go or not to go. I decided not to push myself. I’ve suffered enough in the past to know what can happen when I ignore my body’s need for rest and recovery. So I went home, relaxed, and did laundry. I’ll try again next week… And I think I’ll aim for the Tuesday class instead of the Thursday one…
Here’s the latest Adventure of C & K: Days Apart
The company has been working feverishly to finish a new trio of dances for our upcoming performance in November. There is a lot of footwork to remember, as well as a ton of choreography. I decided to write out the steps and draw the choreography on paper so I would have something to reference. One of my co-workers walked by my desk as I was working on my choreo flash cards and asked if I was working on football plays. It sure looked like it with all the x’s and o’s and arrows.
x o x o x o >
< x o x o x o
x o x o x o
x o x o x o
and so on…
And this is where you can see it all come together:
This weekend, I am laying low at Karl’s, and I hope that means watching my favorite boys win some football games!