No more rain Thursday!

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Registered: 04-05-2002
No more rain Thursday!
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Thu, 05-01-2014 - 7:50am

I need to get the puppy out on another long walk since we've had two days where we've been cooped inside.  I'm on old timers mentality w/ my class now since it's ending in a couple of months--lame duck syndrome? I had a break through day at parkour yesterday. I've told you all that vaulting scares me to death so I never try any.  I decided to go for it yesterday and did a couple of new ones. My son has been telling me all along that I'm stronger than the others who do it and have more skill so the only reason I can't is that I haven't tried. Ha, he's far wiser than I am but the injury thing!  They are pretty easy, actually.  The sad thing is there was a new woman in class yesterday who also was able to do the, easily! I think there's the newbie mentality because they haven't seen injuries that have happened.  Anyway, I'm really excited because now there are a couple of things I can do that at least look somewhat like parkour.  I have aerial silks today after teaching class.  What are you all up to? 






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 05-01-2014 - 7:58am

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."  BUT, and it's a big but, I'm "with you" on being scared of injuries.  I think that is why, when I tried, I didn't do better at downhill skiing.  I've only been to CO on two skiing trips, and I never quite got the "swish" thing down, and I think it was because of fear.

I am having some "breakthroughs" with work, so all is good for now.  I am finding that I have to have rest days between working out because my lower half gets too sore (knees, feet, quads, etc.)  I tend to be the person who goes overboard on pushing myself.  Work today, maybe dogtraining tonight.  I may visit my mom either this weekend or next weekend (since mother's day), but not both, because the drive is killer.

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-01-2014 - 3:49pm

I just do not see myself ever vaulting. My imagination sees way too many different scenarios none of which turn out good. lol 

Fresh, glad things are going better with work.

I went out jogging last night and should have stayed at home. I pulled a muscle in my leg (not the one where I had achilles issues last fall) trying to protect my toe. Long story but basically I ran on a cross country path and shouldn't have been out there to begin with. It was wet and rocky and I knew my leg felt tight from it but didn't stop. I am doing RICE so I can only hope this feels better if I stay off of it for a few days. I'm signed up for a 5K next week that I was really hoping to get out there and see what I could do. Ugg, why do I do this.

Do any of you have a smart TV? Hubby and I were looking at them last night and I am really thinking of getting one. I just wonder how the apps work and if they are all they are cracked up to be. 

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-01-2014 - 8:15pm

Oh no! Hope it gets better soon.  I've never even heard of a smart tv but I have the feeling my husband is going to want one!






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 05-01-2014 - 8:41pm
Karla,I don't have a smart tv, but I do think. That the way programming is delivered will be totally different in the next few years....I watch mostly sports and the shows I watch are usually from On Demand instead of When they are normally broadcast. I also sometimes watch shows on my Ipad, and I think I have the software that could stream from the iPad to the tv, but I don't know how to use it...if I cared, I am sure I could figure it out. I don't have Netflix because I so far can always find something to watch but I think that the concept of deciding what you want to watch and 'ordering' it will replace 'seeing what is on' except for news and sports. Jean, congrats on the vaulting. Someday we will read that you ran off and joined the circus....FSN, a local yoga studio is offering '30 days for $45'. I am thinking of trying it as I am sure it is a great deal...the classes are not at the best times but I will think of you if I do it. I am on Cape Cod for the weekend..hoping for some sunshine. I went to the gym this morning, 10 minutes on bike, lifting for shoulders, bis, tris, then abs. I am once again running in place to reach my 10,000 steps.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 05-02-2014 - 7:53am

That's a great deal on studio yoga.  I think studio yoga is a step up from gym yoga, in class size alone. I know quite a few people who teach in both but there are questionable gym yoga instructors, less so in studio yoga.  

LOL, I taught my puppy to walk on her hind legs and was thinking the two of us could do a circus.  What this really shows me is that I let fear stop me from doing certain things. As fsn says about skiing and fear, I think I'm going to use this as an example for my ski students--that the barrier is mental. Well, for most people. For some, movement is an issue...