What studios are you looking at?
I go to Brass Ovaries here in Austin (they’re amazing and have great Groupon deals and I recommend that anyone interested in pole dancing in the ATX area check them out), but I also want to try ATX Pole Fitness because Brass Ovaries likes them and their studio is gorgeous. (Plus, ATX Pole has Open Pole Practice, which I need if I want to work on my own routines.)
All I want for Christmas is pole gift cards.
Bianca is an artistic jill-of-all-trades, a body-positive feminist, and a good friend of mine from my university years. Bianca and I got to be friends quickly after meeting in a coffee shop, and she has always inspired me by how she creates beautiful works, stands up to bullying, and strives every day to love herself and better the world. And a while back, Bianca answered some questions that I had for her about those fights.
(Trigger warning for self-hatred, rape, depression.)
This morning, I got up and went for my walk-run even though I wanted to stay in bed. ((Achievement 1))
I then managed to run for 12 consecutive minutes!!!!!!!!!!
((Even though I was jogging/running at quite a slow pace))
Yesterday I managed 8 minutes but in no way thought I could do it again or even beat it!!!
I was so overwhelmed once I got home, I couldn’t believe I ran for 12 minutes!! Wow, that is a huge achievement for me and I’m so pleased!
Although running for 12 minutes did mean I had to take a shorter route so my usual 22 minute walk-run was only 16 minutes… But it was worth it!
I’m going for another run tomorrow morning and I’m going to try and take a longer route and hopefully run for longer! I might even push to see if I can run a bit faster this time but I won’t push too hard because I don’t want to injure myself.
*for some people. Some people will need the extra ankle support that the ribbons provide, but if you have the strength and the technique, the ribbons are mostly an aesthetic element. However, if you’re dancing without ribbons, you’ll likely need more than just a loop of elastic sewn in the back; a criss-cross of wider elastic will keep the shoe on much better than a single, thin elastic.
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