Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School

Classes started up again yesterday, and apparently I have no self control and am an overachiever.

It started out mildly enough.  I attended the normal intermediate/advanced class, only doing limited relevé, and did not jump (much to my sadness--sitting out of grand allegro was a little painful).  This class is followed by pointe, but because none of us are on pointe at the moment (everyone has been on break), it ended up being another class (except with tons of relevé--which I did not do, save for some turns and balances). 

Despite my (poor) attempts not to do too much, things were a little achy in the foot when we finished. So, when I got home I took some Advil, and iced it in a bucket of ice water.  Happily, I don't seem to have done any major damage--I did a small rise on both feet this morning and it didn't ache (whew).

I really have to remember to ease back into things properly and SLOWLY.  Which means both taking just ONE class a day, and fewer classes during the week.  I have no idea why this is such a complicated concept for me to master.  I guess I feel strange and a little useless just marking through combinations while everyone else is working hard. I have to keep reminding myself that I won't be back to it any quicker if I get re-injured.

Also on the plus side, all of this non-jumping should be really good conditioning for my port de bras and épaulement!

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