I am a moo cow. Or at least that’s how I felt at class tonight. I have to admit that I did nothing since class a week ago. Nothing. I payed the price tonight!! I was all over the place. I mean, my pirouettes weren’t a compete disgrace, but I was definitely off tonight. I kept tripping over my feet practicing our recital dance. Boo. I could just feel how off I was throughout the whole routine. Major blah. By the end of that class I felt so tired. No rest for the wicked though! Next up was pointe! I did good at the barre and on a couple of things we did in center. But then I was just done. I could feel it in my feet. They were so fatigued from the lack of use this past week I had a hard time getting though the whole hour. Between eating so much crap over the holidays and being off work for almost 2 weeks, my whole body was just in moo cow mode. That’s right. Moo cow mode. Luckily, I’m going back on my diet next week. I can’t wait to feel better. I’ve really been thinking about this whole gym thing. I might give it a try. I figure as long as I don’t have to sign a contract, it can’t hurt to try it for a month, right??
On a good note….the vamp elastic I sewed in my left pointe shoe seemed to do the trick! It kept my foot nice and snug and in place! The bad side…..after just one use I have already ripped a hole through the gel of my new toe pads. I’m so annoyed. I really think my shoes are starting to weaken already. The ladies at the dance store said so too. I’m so bummed. I can’t afford a new pair of Gaynor’s every 1-2 months. I ordered a Gaynor Minden fit kit, so I’m hoping I can play with that stuff to make my feet feel better again in my shoes. I’m really starting to think the new pair I bought is just not the right shoe for me. Oh well.
The husband’s birthday is this weekend, so I’m excited for that. I think we’re going to this awesome place called Pickle Bills. It’s on the river and its famous around here for its amazing seafood. Is always a favorite!!
Here’s the Gaynor Minden fit kit I ordered and the toe pads that I use, Pillows for Pointe Gellows in M/L. I love them, they’re the only ones that felt good with these shoes. Any other suggestions? I tried ouch pouch and lambs wool pouches, they were too thin. And I can’t fit the thick pink gel kind in my shoes.