Ugh! Where the hell have I been in the past 10 days, already? Getting my ass kicked by work and pole, that’s where!
Besides accidentally ripping the skin off my right palm for the first time last Friday during tech 2, I didn’t feel like anything exciting or new was happening with my pole practice. That’s my excuse, anyway.
But the truth is, besides being plain old uninspired, I’ve just been foolishly waiting and hoping to find a new trick to successfully conquer so I can feel awesome about myself.
Not going to happen anytime soon if my new tech 2 class is anything to go by…
Techniques 2 is all about the higher-level tricks, and I’m by far the weakest link in my class. So weak that it’s kinda embarrassing.
Well, for the past three lessons straight we’ve been learning the Tammy, and I still can’t even push past the PAIN between my inner thighs to let go of my hands and arch into the actual pose, let alone twist to push out of it.
Frustrating, much?! It’s such a pretty transition and I really want to get it, but *aaaarghhhh!* it feels like my thighs are getting pinched by a hundred angry school teachers at the same time!
Meanwhile, even though everyone else in class moans about the skin burn, they’re all twisting and pushing in and out of the Tammy with relative ease.
Makes me feel like the village idiot!
I know, I know, comparing with other people is the path that leads straight to pole dancing purgatory.
On a brighter note, my aerial invert has improved by leaps and bounds! Meaning, it’s not as ugly as it used to be, and I can do it consistently now. So yay for that!
Also, now at least I know that the skin on our hands really grows at an astonishingly fast rate even when callouses get ripped off in a whole chunk… But that doesn’t stop it from stinging like a b*tch in the shower!
After last night’s
recurrent failure class, I figured something must be wrong with my right leg hang and resolved to practice it at home today like a good girl.
Except that I felt pooped and took a nap instead. Gah! So much for committing to my practice! But I believe in listening to the body, and if she wants to rest, she wants to rest.
So yeah. That’s what I’ve been up to. Struggling and sleeping off my sorrows!