My weekend got a little hijacked from me.
I woke up yesterday morning with a sore throat, muscle aches and a runny nose. By 6 I was running a fever. Needless to say, I didn’t go to practice today.
Despite feeling sick, I did get some of my non-dance preparations in.
Yesterday was about getting a manicure and pedicure, so a little bit of pampering for me. I also got some esthetics done to make sure I have two eye brows :). I also tried something I have never done before and got my white-blond eyebrows tinted a very pale brown. I wasn’t too sure about it, but I like the results. I started ‘penciling’ in my brows during chemo, but stopped when I stopped wearing scarves. I think it will be good for dance though. It makes my eyes stand out for sure.
I was also going through my inventory of make-up to make sure I have all I need for the competition. I am glad I did because I had forgotten that I had tossed some of my eye shadow sticks that were a little too old. My plan is to go for a pink and green look, with some gold accents.
I was disappointed to miss practice today, but in the end I think it was the right decision. Considering how I feeling, if I had gone to practice, my focus would have been on just getting through the dances and not anything really productive. There is a time for that, but one week before a competition is not one of them.
Thankfully, I was able to reschedule the practice for Wednesday to give me a chance to do a full run through of all my routines.
I am still feeling congested today, but my throat feels better, and my body is aching less. No fever today, so I hope that means I will be almost back to ship-shop shape tomorrow.
The plan for tomorrow is to run through the solo about 3 times, then the latin routines (which we didn’t get to on Friday), then the standard routines.
I can tell it’s getting close to competition, I had the funniest dream last night. Boss has been working on trying to get me to use my power more in standard and not hold back, especially when I am doing forward–I have to remember to drive and travel. In my dream, we were doing standard and when the time came for me to go forward I suddenly started making vroom-vroom noises to remind myself to ‘drive’. In the dream I thought I was making the noises in my head, but suddenly Boss stops and gives me a strange look because I was actually making the noises out loud! I do a lot of strange things when I dance but that was a new one. Guess it’s a good way to remember to ‘drive’!