Monday, July 11, 2011

Too Much Too Soon

Today I slipped back into my personal training schedule after having to take time off to recover from a sunburn.  To put it simply, it felt so good to be dancing again.  Moving my body is a joy, which is part of the reason why I discipline myself to practice every morning. I say discipline because I don't always wake up anxious to dance.  Once I start though, I feel the passion for my art in every step.
The beginning of this day was definitely better than the start of the last few days.  Instead of sitting around getting antsy, I was able to work hard at something I love.
Unfortunately, I might have worked a little too hard.  My body took to bouncing back into full on dancing quite well.  There were only a few times I felt the break, during some pointe exercises and after the last jump combination.  Other than that I felt as strong as ever. 
But one look in the mirror at the backs of my legs told a different story.  They've blistered.  I'm sure my dancing alone didn't cause it, but I think everything I did this morning aggravated it.  It's not nearly as bad as last week, and I can still move more freely now.  But I don't think I'll make it to class this afternoon.  Maybe I should've gone easier this morning.


  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    I saw some of your comments on other dancers blogs, so I decided to check it out. I really like your blog, it's awesome! I will be reading it whenever I get the chance.

    Izi :)

  2. Thank you Izi, I'm glad you like it! :)