Not Sleeping Productivity

I’ve still been having nightly issues with sleeping. Usually I get into bed around 10 or 10:30pm, and then just stare at the ceiling until 2 or 3am. Lately I’ve been trying to stay up until I’m actually tired, and then getting into bed. Well, that just never happens. Last night I stayed up until about midnight, and got into bed. I couldn’t sleep, no big surprise there, and I was really antsy. So I decided to get up and stretch and work on some pole tricks. I went into the room that the pole is in (which I’ve been severely neglecting, outside of the weekly class at the studio) and it was full of bikes and Tyler’s telescope gear, and camping stuff we haven’t gotten a chance to put away yet. I moved a few things around, and was able to do bust out some tricks. I went back into bed around 1:30am, but wasn’t satisfied. Got back up, went back into the pole, and decided I was going to get Superman, before going back to sleep.

I started on the floor and got into it to make sure I could hold it, and I could. I tried getting into it from Star and Inverted Pike, but I just couldn’t get that. I also tried from V-Hold, which I saw on a video online, but couldn’t even successfully get into V-Hold, so bagged that. I started to feel defeated, but then remembered my instructor mentioning you could get into it from Dragonfly if you’re really flexible. And I am. Hm. So I tried it, and lo-and-behold, I fucking got it!!!! I jumped down, did a happy dance, did it again, and then grabbed my camera. By this time it was about 2:30 or 3, so it was dark as shit, and there’s not a lot of light in that room. My camera was dying, so I only had one chance to snap a shot on the timer, and it worked!!!

I am so damn proud of this. There are a lot of little ugly things that I can nit-pick on, but now that I can actually do it, I can start working on making it pretty. I am just absolutely elated. This, plus getting thigh drop back and Bow, has definitely kicked up my confidence, and my desire to get better again. I’m going to be switching classes to the Tuesday morning class with the head instructor at my studio, so I can hopefully work out some kinks I’ve been having. This will also allow me to go to squat days on Mondays at Crossfit! It’s a win all around, really. Yay! Progress!

Tough Mudder in THREE DAYS!!!!! Ahhh!


Slow, Sleepy Day.

Today was so lame! I am completely exhausted from my workout yesterday evening, and still so sore. This is probably the most sore that I’ve felt in the past few months, and I have no clue why. It seems like everyone was super exhausted in dance today, so at least I wasn’t the only sluggish one. I’m hoping I’ll feel better tomorrow, because it is a hell of a WOD. It’ll be a fun one (it’s a 21-15-9 and I love any form of those) but not if I’m as exhausted as I am right now.

Here’s some stills I captured from the videos I took last week. Descending Angel with different leg placement, and Bow. Nothing too fancy, but I’ll eventually get a video pieced together with these in it. They’re way more impressive in motion! Time for sleep!

Dance from Monday 7/9

I don’t have much to preface these photos with! Everything that I could possibly say about my experience with dancing is already written in my FAQ & Info¬†under the “Fitness Background” section. Dancing means a lot to me, and was a huge part of me “coming into my own skin,” so to speak. I’ve been dancing weekly with the same ladies for a year and a half now (holy crap!) and I never leave class without a smile on my face. I was having a particularly non-sticky night on Monday and I was only able to get these pictures before getting frustrated, but I’m hoping to start setting up my camera for videos again so I’ll have something more to post. Stills really do dancing absolutely no justice!

I’m heading to Crossfit at 4:30, so expect a post about that later! Enjoy!

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