As the 2017 dance season is nearly upon us, and it is a lovely sunny day, I thought I would remind you all of the fun and frolics that were last year’s Mythago away adventures 😀
I believe that when I wrote yesterdays post, I promised you dancing…
I don’t think i promised shenanigans, but generally speaking, when there is dancing there is also a degree of shenaniganinity.
(yes, it can be a word if I like!!)
Dancing-wise the may was somewhat quieter than normal, we had the customary Horsham day of dance, a favourite as it is on our own turf as it were (actually not turf…dancing on turf is hard…but we’ll come to that later). IT was an odd day, it was a good day, we had fun, we pretty much always do, but instead of moving around the town as normal, by some quirk of organisation we ended up staying in the same place for three out of four stands…
Here is a look:
After a relatively, and unusually quiet May, June was a veritable explosion of dancing…
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If you have read my blog for a long time, you may remember a little while ago I was obsessed with kettlebells! those up there are my own lovely lovely kettlebells.
I confess I have been neglecting them, I have been won over by heavy weight plates and barbell goodness!
Well…this morning with New Matt the new trainer, I did an entire session of kettlebells. I swung everything from a 16kg right up to a 24kg and cleaned and pressed 12kg and 16kg 😀 I had forgotten how blooming hard work they are.
It turns out…I still love kettlebells!!
I have every intention of adding them back into my regular routine 😀
I might need to invest in a heavier one soonish mind you…
I did spend half of this afternoon trying to figure out why I had bruises on the back of my wrists mind you…this heavy kettlebell buisiness is dangerous! 😀
Or the day my phone turned into a needy surrealist and developed an obsession with otters!
In case the title of the post didn’t give it away, I have been experimentinf further with this predictive text found poetry idea. I have had some quite interesting results.
There are quite a lot that don’t work, you get an endless string of “I have not I have I want to no seem…” etc but I have discovered that the way to avoid this is to play with the rules. In traditional found poetry you can take words from a page or pages and put them together, this allows a degree of selection of words. So in the construction of these predictive text versions I am allowed to take out words and sometimes give the phone a startign letter. but not add words which were not suggested. This is what happened yesterday:
I hate it when people think they know me
I have been thrown away
It does not matter
I hate it when you don’t think of me
I have just noticed the otter
It seems that there is no such thing as Tuesday
That could have been a very depressing poem if it hadn’t turned suddenly, into a surrealist, near future expose on a world with otters peering at you from behind the impending destruction of tuesday! It has been pointed out to me that the juxtaposition of an otter with the emo-angst of the first 4 lines adds a playful tone to the end of the poem (thank you Lucy for that one 🙂 )
I thought that would be the end of it…but in my next attempt the otter put in aonther appearance…
During that moment you can tell me how you feel
Yes it was meant for you but I am not
Soon I will be honest with the otter
It would seem that I have been lying to the otter. but what about and why? Was it about the destruction of tueday, which really can only be a good thing and I am not sure why anyone would lie about it. Was it soemthing else? Something I was not sure that the otter could handle. Maybe I was concerned that the otter would indeed tell me how he felt…
The next installemnt looked like this. I did encourage the otter with the addition of an O at the start of the second line, but that was the only medeling i did. It is in the rules…and I had to find out why I lied to the otter!
I don’t know what you are
Otters and I have gin and tonic
I am just so ready for a new wildcat
Well…I guess the otter didn’t know about the new wildcat. It would seem that he has gained some otter friends too, possibly to balance out the afore mentioned wildcat. Everyone seems to have gin and tonic though so I think the honesty went well!
Mind you…I have a feeling the otter left me in the end…
It does feel better when you are my friend
It was ok to go back in time for a while
I am sure it would be nice to see the otter
Yes…another thing…this time it is a marathon length thing O_O
But… it is a WALKING marathon not a running one…
This is very important!!
I am not running a marathon!
Nope…not now, not ever.
However…I am walkign one and it is overnight and I have to do it wearing a bra.
yes…ok…to be honest I normally walk places wearing a bra…but the point is I have to wear only a bra.
on top…I mean only a bra on top…I get to wear trousers and shoes and stuff…
I feel I could be explaining this better…
There is an event called the Moonwalk which some of you may have heard of. It is an overnight walk around london (or the one I am doing is in London, I belive others are available) in aid of Walk the Walk who work with breast cancer charities to help people with breast cancer! Go and read all about it here: http://walkthewalk.org/challenges/the-moonwalk-london-2017/
So this is my crazy challenge for 2017 which I will undoubtedly tell you more about…
I have done some training already (not enough…i am following my usual pattern of procrastination and last minute panic) here are some pictures of it…
If you are feelign particularly generous… I have a sponsor page and I would be super grateful for any help!!
woohoo New PB 😀
And…not a deadlift one this time!! My deadlifts have pleataeued, which is annoying but not surprising considering the amount of lower body injuries I gained at the beginning / middle of 2016!
This time it was a bench press PB…yes, thats right I am finally attempting to address the imbalance between my upper an lower body strength. I am getting there too but slowly!
New Bench Press 1RM 47.5kg!! 😀 this makes me very happy! and quite surprised!!
This isn’t a picture of that day… but I love the leggings so I am putting it here!!