Ballet Shoes & Mickey Ears

The happenings of this Disney-obsessed runner and dancer!

Wash, Rinse, Repeat.



Last night was my long night of classes. I started at 4:30 with helping teach. It’s a fun class, but the girls can be kind of crazy. I’m hoping to talk with my teacher tomorrow about what we can do together for that class. Then my Ballet 1/2 class was next. And man, can I tell you…we got worked hard!! It was a lot of repetition, especially involving relevés. The younger girls in the class were struggling with keeping their feet turned out when doing combinations, so we kept repeating everything until they did!! I don’t mind the repetition…it helps make me stronger, which I need!! My pirouettes were good. Doubles on my right….not so much on my left still. I don’t know why my body (and maybe my mind??) are scared of turning on my left. I hope to overcome this problem, but who knows. Then Ballet 2/3 came. Holy. Crap. I got worked even harder in this class. We did a lot of jump combinations and sissones (also known as scissor kicks or jumps). And these kicked my butt. Hard core. My cardio sucks. I felt like I was going to die. We worked on more jumps too. We did some grand jètes, then from second too. We then did these crazy jumps. I have no idea what they are called. But it involved a half fan kick with the front leg while your back leg did an attitude. Like all at the same time. Crazy. I attempted it, but no bueno. I couldn’t jump and do those at the same time. Maybe next time! Classes last night were exhausting. Both of my ankles are sore today from all the jumps and relevés.

Cardio 1 Me 0

Tomorrow is the big day!! Me and LB are getting fitted for Gaynor’s!! I can’t wait. We’re lucky to have our teacher going with us. I like having her there. I feel comfortable and safe knowing she’s there. Sounds weird, but I just can’t explain it.

I’m looking forward to class on Thursday too. I probably won’t have my new pointe shoes because mine always need to be specially ordered. I’m looking forward to ballet class the most. I know I need the practice. My last day for the 30 day stretch challenge was November 9. I didn’t post a picture because well, I didn’t really get anywhere. I need to be more consistent. But I struggle with this. I want to stretch everyday and become more flexible. But I just can’t find the will to do it everyday. Sigh. Maybe this month.

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week!! 🙂


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