Yeah...three weeks of this intensive on top of my normal ridiculous schedule is definitely taking its toll on my body this week.
Up to this point, my body has been surprisingly resilient from the ballet overload throughout the intensive. I really haven't been that sore aside from my bad achilles tendon - I've just been dead tired by the end of the day. In the mornings I've woken up actually being able to walk and sometimes without the crackling rhythms of my back and hips that usually greet me as I roll out of bed.
Until this week, haha.
Between many pairs of dead pointe shoes, too little sleep, and general busy-ness I'm feeling it all today. Ugh. Ouch.
Luckily there's only 3 more days, and one of them is basically devoted to our little performances, so I think I'll make it out alive.
The thing is, I used to do this kind of intense training for way more than just 3 weeks and I'd be fine. You know, tendonitis like crazy and exhausted - but fine. Hah. Now I'm a little smarter and though I COULD go on and on like this I know that it's safer for me to rest and stop while I'm ahead.
For instance, the summers I spent in Boston (05' & 06' I think) I was at the studio 9am-9:30pm...the thing was, we did have breaks but I was overambitious (what else is new) and since I lived at home an hour away and didn't have a nearby dorm to run to for dinner and a rest between rehearsals, I would simply take extra classes. A third technique class during the dinner break, men's class during the morning break (yes, men's class. I love to jump when my achilles is good).
But now I can't really put myself through that and retain sanity, haha.
Now instead of taking those extra physical classes I'm mentally working extra hours (writing, work, etc) throughout the intensive.
I'll be glad when next week comes and I can just crash for a bit. Not much going on the rest of this month besides summer school classes and some reviews here and there. When you go through insanely busy times I've learned you HAVE to slow down when you can. I'm trying to figure out how to pace myself and might need just a little more practice, haha.