Having established it wasn't Simon I turned to the ONLY other suspect....
Dave the cat.
Public service announcement: this is a CAT shaming post
I then followed up giving myself the gift of microwaved egg splattered down my top... ./sigh
Welcome to Friday everyone.
It's finally done with, I only managed to scare 1/5 of my classes today and it's now the weekend! It's also Christmas party night for Simon's school, so I finally get to meet the people he talks about daily (and wear some pretty clothes :D).
Anyway, that's not why you're here. You're here for the pole blog. Right. Pole. Pole. Pole :D
Tuesday is an amazing day and Pole totally negates the fact it's so close to Monday.
This week I have to confess to being knackered before I'd made it to pole. I made the mistake of sitting down when I'd finished washing up and I didn't think I'd be getting back up, but I can hardly miss pole now can I. I've even got my fancy dress ready for next Tuesday :D
So, yeah. Tuesday was a good but tiring day. Many lessons on a Tuesday, but as usual, when I got to pole it didn't take long for the excitement to set in. Karen's had us working through the grading sheets, working out what we've done and what we haven't, which of course has prompted a lot of discussion between Tom and I. I don't know what needs to be discussed....he just needs to remember I'm always right... ;)
Anyway, working through the level 3 and 4 stuff we've started coming across things we can't identify (and some we can.....I've seen the double knee hook on the list, I've not ticked it but I've not bought it to Karen's attention....double knee hooks can stay right there on that page imo...).
This week we asked about the "figurehead" and the "buddha" poses.
Much to my relief, they're not turn sideways on the pole, extend both legs and arms and hold on only with your face moves, they're my sort of moves (i.e. ones which require either flexibility/leg strength....Tom has me on the straight up strength and balance moves).
So, figurehead....after a couple of attempts I found that I COULD rotate under my shoulder enough without hurting it to twist into position - thank goodness for the hours of yoga!! A few more attempts (and I might add some beautiful bruises) gave me the foot position, ending in...
The second move was one that caused a lot of "um, yeah not sure" about the process by which we get into it. Buddha. This seems to be a variation on the Buddha-teddy move, as there is a knee hook in this one, but I'm ok with that. The Buddha teddy seems more than scary!
After a lot of "hang on, my foot goes where?" and "grip with my elbow?" this is finally what was produced....
Having got pictures of both, I was super-pleased and started to work on my air-invert. Close but not there, I think the weakness for that is actually in my arms rather than in my core as I initially suspected.
So, that sums up my Tuesday night. Wednesday bought me some impressive bruises on my feet...what more could you want of a pole session? ;)
Success at one thing, in this case pole often spurs on a lot of other successes during the week, it's a giving, beautiful circle and one I've been pleased to be part of this week.
What have you been proud of this week?