Ballet Class Adventures

by - Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Time: 30 minutes
Distance: 2.9 miles

Today's run was a solid tempo run (using the 10,10,10 formula described last week). Although the legs felt a little bit heavy when I got out of bed, they came alive once I started moving. I'm pretty pleased with the pace. I'm glad that I can hold something that is close to a 10-minute mile pace. But other than that I don't have anything really exciting to tell you about my run.

Yesterday though was a cross-training day. And normally the three classes I teach at the gym count for my workout. But because my internship ended last week, I have this entire week to sit around and do nothing before I head back home to PA next week. It was glorious doing a lot of nothing Friday through Sunday. By Monday it was getting a little old, but my roommate doesn't have summer class that day so we hung out. On Tuesdays though she had class and I knew I was going to need something to do during the day to entertain myself.

Enter ballet class. It was haaaard. Okay, no that's not true. It was challenging, but I could still remember most of the steps. The teacher only corrected my poses a few times, which surprised me seeing as how I haven't taken a ballet class since I was in 7th grade. I danced all the way through high school, but only jazz and hip hop. So the ballet class yesterday was definitely a wake-up call to certain muscles in my legs that haven't been used in awhile. I like that they have classes available on a drop-in basis. I could tell a lot of the class was regulars, but I didn't feel too out of place. If I have time I'm going to try to go back next Tuesday. Ballet classes require such total concentration, I couldn't believe how quickly the hour and a half class flew by. And it definitely made me realize how much I've missed dancing.

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8 comments

  1. I would LOVE to get into some dance classes. Josh says that I have great rhythm on the dance. I know that it would be a great cross-training exercise - LOTS of work on the legs. Great job!

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  2. I'm with Firefly, I would LOVE to take some dance classes! Sounds like it was a lot of fun although challenging!

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  3. Where'd you go for ballet? Not that I have time, but it sound great!
    PS- softball tonight, could maybe use a designated runner ;)

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  4. nice run! and the ballet class sounded like a hell of a workout by itself

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  5. I tried dancing hip-hop at the club once and my friends wouldn't talk to me anymore. I still don't know if it was because I was so good or so bad...

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  6. A solid run indeed. Is not amazing how demanding simply "dancing" can be :-) We all know better and have a better appreciation for activities like that!

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  7. I have ZERO coordination. So ballet class is out. Plus my daughter took ballet. That stuff is HARD!!!

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  8. Hmm..my comment disappeared. Anyway, said great job with ballet..sounds so much fun!

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