My dear readers,
It’s been almost ten days with no post from me. It was a period of time full of let’s call it “action” .My last lesson was the RUMBA. I was so excited because the new open routine was coming along so well. I felt so good about the lesson with IGOR, I was telling my friends and family how happy I was with the progress. I woke up the next morning and got ready to go to work. Suddenly I felt a pressure and tense in the mid upper back below my neck. My thoughts were:”please God, not now, stop, stop…” . Sure enough my neck muscles cramped. I did everything I could to stop it from progressing, I stretched, iced, took a hot shower but NO! this muscle was too angry with me.
Reality hit me and this time I said to myself, I’m not going to do the same mistake I’ve done in the past. I will not dance, I’m going to let it heal first. It took longer than I expected for it to loosen up. I had big weekend ahead of me too. So the big plans were including my friend coming from another state and joining me for a weekend of fun and a family wedding. So let’s say NO DANCING!
Did I really not dance?
I pick up my friend from the airport on thursday night and we end up in A salsa club, having a latin night. It is a small cozy restaurant called Zendejas http://zendejasgrill.com/index.html. I ended up dancing all night and of course forgetting all about my neck problem.
Friday , a bunch of friends and me took my friend out to a scottsdale night out, dinner then dancing ! Again I broke the rules and danced all night at the club.
Saturday night was the big wedding. My second cousin got married and we had a wedding party which had interestingly two ethnicities, Mexican and Arabic. So we ended up dancing some latin and belly dancing.
I got up with my friend on Sunday morning and went to hike the Camelback mountain, beaten up after three nights in a row of dancing and fun. At that point I still had issues with my neck and it got a little worse.I felt so guilty because i did not let my body heal and I had to go back to practice on Monday. I could not have any excuse for that now.
Monday practice was the Rumba dance, I told my instructor about my neck so we had to do something light with no intense. My instructor kept saying “What did you do to your neck?” he really knew about my weekend and little he knows about me he guessed I danced wildly!
We are back to practice now, we had a chat about the Emralds competition. We have three routines that are ready and we are missing two more to complete the scholarship. Stay tuned to know what are we going to do…