Archive for November 14th, 2006

“She’s got Skills!” – Video

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

MM,

This video is remarkable. Motivating. This girl has some extraordinary flexibility. Watch this video.

Here’s the link if you can’t see the video on here – Contortionist Lilia Stepanova from “America’s Got Talent”.

Damn, that just hurts my back thinking of that. Of course I had to try, and yeah that hurts. The flexibility is all in the spine. If only I had started when I was younger, like five.

Well, that’s motivation for me to get back to training and improve my flexibility some more. Don’t think I’ll ever be as flexible as that, but I can still try and see how far I get. I’ll just be happy if I can get into full splits (still a few degrees off 180).

BB,
Cassandrah
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Gym day – November 13, 2006

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

MM,

The gym was closed last week for renovations/repairs. It opened again yesterday – yay! I desperately needed some weight training. Nathan and I went for a little bit of light weight training since we both hadn’t been in for a while due to our crazy schedule recently and the fact that the gym was closed.

It felt good to get some weight training. I can honestly say I like weight training. I actually like the way I feel while I’m doing it. Many people train for the way the look after weight training, but I do it for the way I feel. It feels good and I feel stronger and happier afterwards. Nothing seems to get me out of my November blues better than exercise.

BB,
Cassandrah
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Ritual – November 12, 2006

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

MM,

Public circle on Sunday was a nice one. The energy was good overall and the ritual has a nice feel. It was about how to create abundance in life not just for ourselves but for others. It reinforced the idea that part of receiving is to be able to give to others. Things need to be in balance. The goddess called that night was Feronia and the god called was Jupiter.

I was having a quiet night as Summoner. I still feel a little tired from the ten day spree of craziness. As long as I don’t get another ten days like that again, I should be fine. I can’t believe it’s the middle of November already. Winter is coming.

BB,
Cassandrah
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Do jang day – November 11, 2006

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

MM,

Saturday I had a black belt meeting and training. I was tired that day, but I stayed for the training. We did our patterns and worked on some kicks. I need to get back into practice some more. I miss it. I’m thinking of just dropping in for open training during the afternoons when there’s not many around. Too many people around during the evenings after a regular class – it gets distracting. Sometimes a nice quiet do jang is great.

BB,
Cassandrah
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