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Good Pilates session today

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I read some novel about the military, and I think it was one of the well-known ones—Battle Cry, The Naked and the Dead, From Here to Eternity, maybe even The Last Parallel: A Marine’s War Journal, Martin Russ’s great memoir of the Korean War. At any rate, the enlistees in boot camp have bonded under the pressure of their sergeant, who seems to criticize their every move.

The new troops are disgruntled and tired of the mistreatment, but one day, as they march back to the barracks, chanting, one says to his buddy, “Hey, the sergeant’s not yelling at us much today,” and his buddy replies, “I think we’re starting to do it right.”

I feel as though we are starting to find our groove in the Pilates work. We obviously still require instruction and correction, but we’re starting to understand what it is we are supposed to do and how to breathe in the exercises, and so on. So we have periods where we are just working on the reformer, and the only sound is our breathing.

Of course, we’re also quite a bit stronger at this point, and that helps as well.

Much still to learn, and our form is a LONG way from polished, but progress is noted.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 February 2011 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Daily life, Fitness, Pilates

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