Hey everyone! How was your Thursday? Mine was spent… well… away from the computer.
We stayed out late Wednesday night to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I got plenty of sleep, however, woke up with a horrible migraine yesterday morning. Aren’t those the worst? I. hate. migraines.
Since staring at a computer screen is not high on the list of “fun things to do” with a throbbing head, I made sure to publish my work for the day, then dedicated the remaining hours of it for rest, cleaning, and getting myself back on track. Sorry for the no-show post, friends!
I have a lot of shenanigans on my schedule today. After dropping Scott’s Jeep off to get serviced this morning, I have just enough time to pop in and say hello to you guys before getting ready to go back to The Palace to assist with a HOOPER Appearance this afternoon. For those who are new to the blog, I am a dancer for the Detroit Pistons, and I often fill in as an assistant to our crazy horse mascot named HOOPER. Never a dull moment there!
I also spent a good portion of my morning foam rolling.
We will get back to that in a minute.
After what seems like a long two months away from the court, I reintroduced myself to it last night for a workout while Scott ran a practice for our Flight Crew dunk team.
Again, for the newbies around here… this post should pretty much sum up what we do!
We generally spend our weeks in the off-season away from the court, but every now and then calls for an open practice to prepare for auditions and the upcoming season. Last night, the dunk team held one, and I got invited to tag along and observe, and even hit the trampoline a few times if I was up for it.
The long time readers might know what I am talking about. While dancing for the Orlando Magic, we had a female dunking team called the Dunking Dancers, also run by Scott. Since moving up to Detroit, I have not been able to practice dunking more than one or two times and it is something I really want to get back into.
Here is a highlight of some of the crazy things that go on here.
Ha! I told you… never a dull moment here.
For what it’s worth I think I held my own going off of the distances the guys train at, and it felt awesome to get my jumping legs going again!
How To Foam Roll
Now that I literally have five minutes to finish this post, I am going to speed through the rest of it and try not to leave out any essential info.
I have talked about foam rolling on the blog before, but have never explained why I do it. To quickly put it, this hard cylinder of foam is made to stretch and work out aching leg and back muscles.
Without much time to go into it further, here is a great video demonstration of how to use a foam roller from one of my favorite fitness YouTubers: Jill Hanner!
Here are a few more in-depth descriptions on how to do specific exercises:
• How To Foam Roll – The Sarah Fit Show (<- video)
• How To Foam Roll Like A Pro – Greatist.com
I got my foam roller while training for my first half marathon and it was my best $30 investment to date. I can’t find the exact one I purchased online, but here is a variety of good ones to choose from.
Okay, party people… time for me to roll outta here. I hope to go into a little more detail on this subject very soon. As always, feel free to comment below with any questions!
Have a fabulous weekend!