Weights before some buddah belly. The yoga room smells horrible! Luckily the instructor had some incense to burn before class started.
Today is the last day of The Silk Road - Chapter 4, and I'm now 6 months into the journey. Here is a list of everything I couldn't do 6 months ago.
Figure 8 footlock
Man on the Moon Roll-up (both sides)
Single Figure 8 Footlocks (one on each foot)
Splits in Figure 8 Footlocks
Hip key in the knot
Drop from a hip key into a t-catch
Aerial dance wraps
Here's what I want to accomplish in the next 6 months:
Climb without training wheels (no one holding the silk by the bottom)
Pullover with no assistance (no one helping to get my butt over my head)
Sequence from one move to the next without coming down to the ground first
Hip Key! Own the hip key!
Descents (slow rolling drops)
I'm about to make Chapter 5 of The Silk Road. It will be a mini-challenge to keep me honest throughout the next few weeks. Get ready for Chapter 6 - it will be a force to be reckoned with.
Monday night silks class was the usual practice of my tricks. The "Dry Hands" liquid rosin I've been using was marking up the silks, so I can't use it anymore. Not sure if it's because I was using regular rosin or if the silks were really clean, but it was hard to climb. I still can't jump into the hip key, but soon I will own that fothermucking move.
Heather was helping a new girl climb, and the girl was only strong enough to just hug the silks from a standing position. Heather told her, "It's ok, von Hottie did just that for a long time." "Yeah," I said, "For five months!" Then at the end of class, I held the silk tight for her so she could try to climb. I told her to lift her hands and then try to lift her legs. "I can't," she said."I'm not strong enough." "It's ok, "I said."You'll get there."
As I said it, I felt like I was walking through a revolving door, looking at my old self exit while my present self moved onward. And upward. And upside down. And sideways. All with beautifully pointed toes.