Unsatisfying and short last night. Though maybe massage therapy on my back and neck, then a latin technique class, then practice was asking a bit much of my muscles... I can definitely feel each and every one in my back today.
Hoping to practice later, but may defer it until tomorrow depending on said muscles loosen up and respond to a hot shower and some gentle stretching.
Decent practice on Saturday, despite the fatigued muscles from Friday's activities. Worked on:
- Recovery between the steps in walz, and spent some time figuring out when to rein it in and when to let it fly;
- Keeping hips level in tango, and working through the standing leg
- Ran through QS and FT choreo quickly, to ensure I haven't forgotten them.
This week I need to put FT back into heavy practice rotation, with Tango I think... but not just yet. I took yesterday off, and may skip practice tonight as well. Feeling a bit tired and burnt out, and need to have enough in the tank to push through to comp in a little under three weeks.
My knee is killing me, partner and I are locking horns over a sensitivity issue (long story, too stupid to explain), choreo is great, but I'm only the stand-in for his other partner who will be doing the show with him, and she needs to literally get her knat in gear to make "The double-chase wall" or it's just all blown to hell. One more gray hair. One blood-pressure-related nosebleed. A couple meltdowns. So sue me if I'm eating McDonald's out of cookies.
Isn't it weird, how the choreo inside your head seems just grand, and then when you actually try to put it with music, let alone another human, it turns into all kinds of fail? Yeah, rethinking a diagonal and a wall.