RvndellMK Posted February 4, 2019 Author Report Share Posted February 4, 2019 Okay, here's my wrap-up post for this challenge. Goal #1: Stretching. I did okay on this goal. I was very good about stretching on days that I exercised, but on rest days it was difficult, mostly because it was sooooo coooooold. It's hard to stretch when you are cold. Also, stretching just before bed is a bad idea, because I'm so tired and all I want to do is sleep. Stretching while toddler watches tv is a much better idea. Goal #2: More drilling. I also did okay on this goal. I practiced more often than I have in the past, which I am proud of. But I discovered hard-shoe drilling is almost impossible in my current set-up, and building myself a practice pad is more complicated than I would have hoped and was made more difficult by the incredible sub-zero temperatures of the past week. Hell, when dance class is canceled due to extreme cold, it's hard to work up the motivation to head down to the freezing basement and make yourself move at all, much less attempt complicated precision maneuvers. So I'll need to modify this goal for my next challenge to include building myself practice space! Goal #3: Visualization. I probably did the best at this goal, because it's easy to do thinking drills even when it's too cold to move. But my visualization strategy needs work - it was supposed to be about promoting positive thinking around competition, but it's hard to keep one's mind focused and I kept drifting into thoughts of what parts of the choreography I need to practice. So my next goal needs to be to get better at visualization! All in all, I think I did just fine for a first challenge occurring in difficult weather conditions. I was very pleased by the encouragement I received here, and I will definitely be sticking around for another challenge! Probably heading off to the assassin's guild though. See you all around, thanks for reading! 3 Quote Link to comment
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