Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Knowing When To Stop

Dances:  Viennese Waltz, Quickstep
Part:  Lead
Workout:  Arm and back at the gym.

Today's workout was awesome.  In a short amount of time I was able to stretch, get my heart rate up and keep it there by lifting the weights.  I went into practice with my arms and back pretty well spent.

So lucky for me, the room was foggy again...  I wouldn't categorize myself as a clean or neat freak.  I'm close but not over the edge.  However, every time the room is in that state it grosses me out.  To make things extra awesome, the floor was really sticky as well with drops of sweat everywhere.  Our agenda for this evening was the last short side of our Quickstep.  It took me a surprising amount of time to remember what we actually do on that side.  That's not a good thing.  It means we haven't practiced it for a good length of time.  Finally, everything did sink back in and we prepared to get our elbows dirty.  We didn't get too far though.  After maybe a few runs through it, one of Sarah's knees gave out.  Crazy as she is, she tried to continue practice.  I finally had to put my foot down and tell her to go home.  I could see the disappointment in her face.  It was a combination of that and knowing how right I was to stop practice mixed with the craziness to actually want to continue.  *sigh*  Sometimes you need to know when to quit and when you don't hopefully someone is there to MAKE you.  :)

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