Daily Archives: June 19, 2012

I Believe I Can Fly

The show we went to on Sunday was my favorite so far!  It featured an aerial dance performance on silks, trapeze, ropes and lyra hoops.  It was amazing!  I had never seen anything like it before!

Lots of dancing, twirling, swirling, dipping, flying, dropping (on purpose!).  So very, very cool!  If you ever get a chance to see something like, do it!!

It was the biggest crowd I had seen so far this season.  I think the word had gotten out about this performance group!

My favorite concert-goer tonight was the guy standing on that wall in the back operating the camera on the tripod.  He was really into the music and dancing around.  Plus, he was wearing sequins.  Lots of sequins.  On his headband, his neck scarf and his bracelet.  He was a sparkly mess!  But in a good way.  Lots of fun to watch!

Have you seen an aerial performance like this?

Skirt the Issue

Last weekend my oldest daughter dragged me to her favorite consignment shop.  The girl loves fashion and is a whiz at finding hidden treasures and pulling together the outfits that always bring compliments from strangers.  It’s a gift.  One I have no idea where she got.  I digress.

On that particular day, she didn’t find anything she wanted.  But I did!

A brand new, with tags tennis running skirt for only $10!  Yes, please!

The skirt features white shorts underneath and slits on the side.  Trust me, the white shorts situation gave me cause to pause.  But I decided since I usually run pretty early in the morning, if there was an issue of any kind, I would be the only one to know and then I would never wear them again.

One thing I didn’t notice until I put them on for my first run?  No pockets!  Which meant no house key.  Not a big deal but I do prefer a little pocket of some kind.  But there was a bigger problem with the built-in shorts.  They wouldn’t stay put!  They kept riding up in the front the entire time.  Thank goodness it was early out so no one had to witness me constantly yanking them down.  Classy!

This is me doing the yoga pose Viparita Karani.  It always feels great after a  run!  Anyway, you can clearly see my issue here.  (And once again, my amazing photo skills are on display!)

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I was terrified I would end up with terrible chaffing.  Thank goodness that didn’t happen.  But I’m still not sure about this skort.  I liked it for the most part, but the riding up may be a deal breaker.

Should I give the skort another chance?

Do you run in a skirt?