I will officially be back in the AIR! Yup, I signed up for 7 weeks of fabulous flying in an adults only class. Not that I mind the kids and I am actually and quite fond of the young fliers I have met, but after work I would rather kick back with an older crowd. Wouldn't you?
I got the email about the workshops late last week and mulled it over for a bit. I really want to be flying again, but I wasn't sure I wanted to commit to seven weeks. Today I said what the hey and booked it. This is going to one fabulous summer with flying, static, and THREE mini circus vacations at a resort. Woo hoo! I am actually very excited to be flying again. I definitely miss it.
I have been back to the out door summer rig for the last two weeks, but I don't have any pictures. We did learn new tricks. Last weekend I asked if I could try an amazon and I did it twice, but I did not take my hand off. I think I was reaching too high because my neck didn't feel taught and secure against the ropes. Since I don't have a picture here is a picture of someone else practicing the trick that is also called neck support. We worked on a slide to split on the bar which will rip apart your arms if your not careful so we put our jackets on slid down to a knee hang and took them right back off upside down. I might be investing in some fishnet 3/4 length sleeve shrugs soon (if they exist). We also worked on rolling to a knee hang which is super scary if you let fear get to you. Oh and more work on the guava, hip thrust, and threading the needle.
Trust is huge in circus. I get over a lot of my mini fears in static because I trust my teacher. I know if she is asking me to do a new trick that I can do it and if not she is going to catch me. With the roll I just talked about, it's a trick where you hold yourself above the bar with the bar between the legs, roll forward, bend your front leg, and catch the bar with the bent leg. It's fast and scary the first time.
|Eventually the bar will be taped purple.|
Here are some pictures from our winter location that I have not posted on this blog. I have been intending to, but life keeps getting in the way. Here you go!
|Air Split on ropes... this is a triceps workout|
|Pike on ropes|
|Getting ready to do a single legged turn... my left hand is on the rope behind my butt.|
|Wendy's gorgeous air split and super fun socks!|
|Wrapped Gazelles... thats a cyr wheel behind us.|
|Arch Up into Gazelle|
|I love that we are all cracking up in this picture|
|Fish on the Triple Trapeze... not sure what I am doing with my hips.|
|Triple Trapeze balance... very tricky figuring out where to place your hands|
|Triple Trapeze Gazelle's... ignore my bent foot.|
|Knee Turn... and a crazy face...|
|Muscling through a two legged Monkey Roll (Russian Roll)|
|Getting into an Arch Up|