circus victories


Video of the Victory Day Seals in Russia

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Yesterday I was closer to middle splits than I’ve been since September, and touched my head with my toes in a chest-stand for the first time. Today I stayed in the silks for a good seven minutes, stringing together moves for our next show, and did more conditioning than I have in a month. Clearly winter break did me good. 

My goal of passing the level two silks requirements is looking extremely achievable right now. 

Adding straight leg pike through skin-the-cats to my list of totally unexpected gains that have suddenly come about as a result of conditioning like a mad thing for my static pull-over.

I’ve been working on the bar so much that my hands have already gone through three lifecycles of calluses. I’m going to start doing tannin soaks again, but it’s nice to know that at least if my skin isn’t conditioned, my mind sure is good at ignoring the pain in favor of the work.

Why had it never occurred to me to put meat on salad before. And why, more importantly, have none of my paleo recipe sites included a recipe that was essentially “Make delicious salad, then smother in chunks of meatstuff”. On today’s episode of “Traveling every other week this summer, what the fuck is even in my fridge”, we have some sort of salad mix tossed with red and green onions, parsley and carrots then topped with chunks of lamb and dressed in lime juice and black pepper.

Celebratory meat-salad is for continuing to nail my pull-overs on trapeze more and more easily :) I also managed 4 skin-the-cats with better control than usual- all those pike-ups on my pullup bar are paying off!