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Notes from Circus School – Week 8

Owwwwwwwww. Why did I do Friday’s warm up?? My abdominals have pulled off my ribs again, giving me a weekend of pain. It’s a short week, with Friday being Good Friday, but still. Not happy to be missing classes again. Thankfully in most of the classes, we went over the things we had learned over the previous 7 weeks as…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 7

Over the past days, I’ve seen an improvement in pain levels, so am back to training. Just small amounts on Monday, skipping almost everything except static trapeze. It wasn’t too taxing a session, learning some new static shapes – Amazon and toe hang, both of which I have done on hoop before so could gauge the levels of exertion needed…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 6

Little to tell this week. After the ordeal of the sports therapy appointment on Friday, and its seemingly innocuous range of motion tests that turned out to be excruciating, I’ve been doing a lot of sitting still. I’ve made arrangements to attend school for the core aerial classes but sit at home and rest for the classes that are more…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 5

This week has reinforced the importance of surrounding oneself with positive people. The negativity that consumes people in their busy modern lives was something that struck me when I got back from the trail. It feeds itself, growing out of control like some horrifying monster. And it’s hard to escape. This week has been a good reminder. Whilst I’ve been…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 4

I only had 3 days at school this week, trying to get my ribs sorted out. It’s hard to rest when there’s a class going on right in front of me. I get tempted to join in, and end up doing too much. Best just to stay away until I’m a little better. Unfortunately I came to this realisation after…

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Notes from Circus School – Week 3

The cold I had last week left me with slightly strained intercostals this week. So as not to aggravate them any further, I sat out of most classes, learning a valuable lesson in how much injury sucks. I practised my juggling whilst watching the others on the flying trapeze, and have done a lot of stretching and journalling to make…

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Day 10: Still only 5 days in

Still at Warner Springs. I spent the morning with Glen and Ann in their garden which was very relaxing. I finished the book I borrowed from the a Resource Center, and caught up with the journal. But it was hard to sustain the level of chirpiness you’ve all come to expect from me (no sniggering, you know who you are)…

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Day 9: Resting Up

Today would have been a frustrating day if it hadn’t been for the great company. After breakfast, Glen drove back to the Resource Center to do some post office runs and I came down to spend the day with hikers. Chug and Dolittle were still here, as was Pretzel and we were joined before lunchtime by 12Percent. He was talking…

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Day 8: Shutdown

Warner Springs Resource Center is a pretty amazing illustration of the kindness of people on the trail. A school building across the street is staffed by volunteers who do laundry, cook, bake cookies and manage a small resupply store for filthy and hungry hikers. Much appreciated after a long, hot and dry stretch of trail. But the San Diego county…

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