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Thursday, August 13, 2009

It hurts so good

Tonight was the most productive I've been at the studio since I've returned from Chi-town. And it felt so good. It hurt, but in a good way [grinning]. My hamstrings are already sore, and I have a feeling my calves and my entire back will be screaming at me tomorrow. Good. No pain no gain.

I think yesterday's little inspiration explosion set the wheels in motion... I'm starting to have a game plan for my swing choreography, my Student Concert piece is taking shape in my mind (I'm still looking for music, but I think I might have it) and I was incredibly focused at the studio tonight. That is kind of a big deal, as it really is harder for me to be focused and disciplined when working on my own. The more structure I have, in the form of a teacher running a class, the less chance for me to get distracted. Which isn't hard. My attention span sucks.

I discovered the modern technique that feels second nature in my body at the intensive this summer, so I'm really focusing on honing that technique. This is Horton technique. I love it. It stretches and strengthens my body in a capacity I've never experienced before. It hurts like hell. But in a good way [bigger grin]. I just keep going back for more [Cheshire grin].

Someday when I have more energy to write a more detailed post, I'll tell you more about it.

But for now, bed is in my immediate future...


  1. I love that "hurts so good" feeling!!

    I'm so proud of you! I can't wait to hear more about the new method! XO

  2. Did you ever know that you're my herooooooooooo. I know I've said this before but it is so awesome the way you're going after your dream!

  3. Good for you for going after what you really want!!! I know it's hard, but you gotta do it! I think we're both kind of in the same place right now. I'll be back to read more ;)

  4. i love that..."no pain, no gain." damn straight!!! good for you lady. keep it up. thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. don't you just love giveaways...i do! :) have a fabulous weekend! xoxo.

  5. ohh I am seriously so proud of you! You are doing such an awesome job! No pain no gain is right, I always like to say that as well! That little good hurt pain is awesome I love it! :) You know you are doing it well, then :) I am glad you were able to be focused and disciplined on your own, that's a tough thing to do, but you know you are following your dream, and the only person that is going to go after it the hardest, is your own self :) great job! and I totally look forward to hearing about the new technique! :) I hope you had a great weekend!