Friday, December 7, 2007

Back to the Body

It is amazing what the body remembers. Muscle memory is an incredible thing.

Apparently, I signed up to do a performance in January. I don't remember doing this, but have been reassured that I really did. Maybe I should make a dance each time I sign up to do something, so I will remember I did it!

So last night I dug out some notes from a piece I have not done, or even really thought about, since May. I read through them and told Chris there was no way I was going to be able to do it; I had no idea what this stuff was. So I took my notes into the computer room (where we have a little space) and tried to work it out. Surprisingly, it came back! Not all of it, but a good chunk. One movement just flowed into the next. I am really impressed. Apparently my muscles have a better brain than my head! Today I am feeling far less stressed about having less than a month (the busiest month of the year for me) to prepare. My head can check out; my body knows what it is doing!

Now this piece is a duet, so hopefully Charles remembers the pieces of movement I'm missing. I think I'm going to do some research (in all my free time) about muscle memory. I always knew I had it, but never was so in awe of it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Body talk

My rib cage is popping. Still. All the time. Is this normal? Seems like not.

My hips are feeling much better. I think it is a combination of no high heels, less miles on the treadmill and my Pilates lessons with Brie.

Gosh, I wish I had something important and thought-provoking to blog about.

Christmastime thoughts

Well, I don't have the gifts bought, but I know what I'm going to get for almost everyone. Does that count? I just have one that I can't figure out...I hate that.

I can't wait for Christmas- a break from work, some time with my family, Chris and I are having a party (if you're reading this, you're invited!), and of course, the spiritual aspect.

Christmas this year has me thinking a lot about forgiveness. Something I have a hard time with. Why is forgiveness so difficult? I know it is a healthy thing to do and a spiritually required thing to do; so why does it have to be so hard to achieve it?(Fr. Eddie- do you want to weigh in on this?)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Yup, I'm one of those

One of those bloggers who isn't doing a very good job of maintaining. I've just been far too busy! Long days at the office, still teaching classes, taking classes, trying to have some sort of social life...I shall try to be more vigilant.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


It is a Saturday night and I am sitting at home writing a blog. I am annoyed by this. Last night I was home too. Last night I was actually in bed asleep by this time. I am pathetic. I'm 25 and live 6 miles from a major city. What am I doing home?

Chris's school work is actually taking up a lot of his time and is the reason I am home tonight. Stupid school. He decided at 9PM that he was done with his work and ready to go out, but that was too late for me. I've been up since 7, taught 3 classes and took 2, and have to be up at 7 tomorrow. I can't just go out at 9. Blah. He said tomorrow he has more work to do, so I will probably go into work. Whoopee.

Pilates 2

I had another session with Brie today. I have decided to enroll in the program- but that will be about 6 months down the road. Right now I need to focus on learning the apparatus and being in better control of my body. I had no idea how much my scoliosis was affecting me. My left hip sneaks up, my right side is really tight and doesn't lengthen as well, I think I'm straight when I'm not....Yikes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ron Paul

Well, yesterday was Election Day. I voted for some County Commissioners and School Board members. I have to say, I am looking forward to next year's Election Day. Of course the biggest story this week is Ron Paul's amazing fund-raising campaign. Why, exactly, is no one taking this man seriously? The more I hear from him, the more I like him.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

X-ray results

I forgot to post this! I did get my X-ray results. Nothing except mild scoliosis. Yeah. I knew that already. Thanks. The Dr. recommended PT. In all my free time, I'll be sure to shove that in 3 times a week. I think I'm going to slowly work back into my runs and keep stretching.

This time of year

Work is totally crazy busy. I've been coming in earlier and staying later. I think I'm coming in this Saturday. Because I'm at work so much, it does limit the time I have to go to the gym. Monday I made it there a little before class. I ran a mile! Wheeee! I didn't hurt too much after or during either, so that's nice. I think I will keep it at a mile for a week or two. Work back into it.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm so annoyed that no local channels broadcast the Democratic Debate from Drexel last night! It was right in town, and I couldn't watch it. Apparently it was good one. I'm registered as a Republican, but some of the Democrats look more appealling than some of the Republicans. I'm sure footage is available on the Internet somewhere.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Well, resting seems to be working. I'm not in tons of pain. I'm not even that achy. I'm still quite "snap crackle pop"-y though. And I still haven't gotten my x-ray results. I just left a message at the Dr's office.

I am a little concerned about what 2 weeks off will do to my speed and endurance. NOVA is having this special on marathon preparation. :( I want to do it! Or at least a half marathon. But apparently 3 miles is too much. That's not even close to 13!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Apparently I'm supposed to be taking the idea of resting to heart- the photographer that I usually work with on Sundays couldn't do a shoot this week, so he cancelled; no one came to my intermediate Pilates class this afternoon (which has never happened); and because of a late night last night, I am way to tired to even think about running. I did lift, but just arms.

Last night we went to New Hope to see The Greyjacks. My friend Dave plays guitar in the band. They were good; sort of folk-rock.

I had never been to New Hope before. Neither had Chris. We got lost approximately 16 times. When Kelli and I get lost together, it's an adventure. When Chris and I get lost together, it is much more tense. I'll have to remember that it is still an adventure.

Anyway, New Hope is a cute town- lots of shops and restaurants. Very artsy. I would like to go back at some point during daylight hours and explore it a little more!

I think I am going to read and watch football. I'm currently reading "The Western Jesus" by Michael Miner. It is about how the western church has made Jesus to be like us, rather than us being like him. Very interesting! And, Go Steelers!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Going to the Dr was largely frustrating. It might be tendinitis, bursitis, sciatica, stress fracture or any combination of the above. Right. I knew that already. That's why I went to the Doctor! She took x-rays, so we'll see if that sheds any light. She gave me a prescription for anti-inflammatories. I'll get that filled tomorrow.

She did tell me to rest for the next 2 weeks and to stop going to the chiropractor. I can easily stop going to the chiropractor; save some money and sleep in. But the rest part.... I'm still going to dance and do Pilates, as that is part of the job. But having to give up running is tough. Running is my escape. For 1/2 hour to an hour, it is just me in my world. I don't have to be anywhere, do anything, be responsible to or for anyone; just be. I'm not happy about having to give that up. I guess I'll try it for two weeks and see where we are. Maybe see a sports medicine doctor. I feel like one of those would at least have some idea of what I'm going through pain-wise and that just telling me to rest is a mentally terrifying treatment. Or maybe just go get a massage.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Apparently God is laughing at my blog name. My kinesic sense doesn't seem to be working too well.

I've been having a lot of hip pain, that has recently resulted in my foot feeling like it is "asleep" all the time. Also, my ribcage pops. Like my knuckles. So, I've been going to the chiropractor for these issues. I've only gone twice, but I thought it was helping. But last night, while I was running, my foot started feeling really tingly. By mile 3, my ankle was swollen. What the heck? Ice took down the swelling right away, and it hasn't returned. Mandy thinks it might be a stress fracture in my foot. Chris says sciatica. I think I will leave this one up to the medical professionals.

Also, I have been having "female problems", plus, this morning I woke up with an earache in both ears and a sore neck. So, off to the doctor's with me. I have an appointment tomorrow.

This is most frustrating, because I'm supposed to be (and think of myself as) someone who knows her body quite well and listens to it. (Well, most times as I thought about stopping at mile 2.5 last night but kept pushing.) I teach other people how to use their bodies well. And now mine seems to be crashing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Here we go.

OK, Amy inspired me. I'm going to try this blogging thing.

I wish my was about my domestic adventures, but I'm not home long enough to have any! This blog will be about my hectic life as I try to figure out what the heck I'm doing here.

As the title implies, I'm really interested in the body and the knowledge it can impart. I'm hoping my life will keep heading in that direction.