Wow. I haven’t been this physically active in such a short time span that I have in a while. Truthfully, it felt good, despite me being sore in places and I have the bruises to prove it.
First, of course, was Saturday’s Hoop Jam in Binn’s Park. That was two hours of activity, more or less. Second, was Intro to Pole at Studio Spin on Sunday afternoon.
I’ll have to say that taking the intro pole dancing class was fun! It was neat to learn very basic pole moves and transitions. I’m going to think about taking Pole Level 1 because I really need to get my upper body strength up.
I was so bruised up from that class. Starting off with hooping was the same way. Your body toughens up to where your points of impact happen and you don’t bruise as often or as easily. Still, it was quite a workout and I had fun, too.
Yesterday (Monday) brought barbecues for many people, but for me, I went to hoop class. I was the only regular student there and Rachel, the owner and pole instructor for Studio Spin, took class with me and Katie. Katie put us through the usual strengthening paces and also taught us a lasso move that you catch behind your back called Around the Sun, or something like that. I picked up the basic movement of it, but have to work on catch the hoop behind my back and keeping it spinning.
As for today, I’m beat. I’m sore. I think it’s time for a rest day. It felt really good to push myself, though.