PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA

So, after 12 weeks of not spinning, a few weeks of looking at my poi and wondering if all my body memory would be gone, after wondering if my skill had fled my body, I picked up the comet poi yesterday and fled to an obscure corner of the backyard where if anyone saw me knock myself senseless, it would only be the neighbors dog.

And do you know what? I could do it still. I couldn't spin hard or long as the cardio work-out aspect of it really was a work out for my lungs (which is good in a way) and there were a few moves I was working on before I went into the hospital which I need to start over again on, but I finally sucked it up and did it! Obviously I am not show quality yet, I didn't expect to be. It was nice to hear the flutter of the tails and feel the resistance of the wind.

I just wanted to share with all that I finally am making more progress towards recapturing what for me was a normal life...and damn! it feels good!

Many hugs!

Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

786 posts
Location: The Phire Kru

Fair play to you girl for getting back out there and going at it again!!!
Well, you know you can still do it so just take it easy and keep plugging away.

Good for you!!!!

whats up with all the limitations?

DomBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK

Very cool!
Keep on spinning!

Pink...?BRONZE Member
Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
6,140 posts
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Well done for going back again!
Glad your life is turning back to "normal"

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

FireMikeZLaguna dude
1,438 posts
Location: Laguna, California, US


some of us NEVER doubted, Pele.

molten cheers,

~ FireMike (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US

249 posts
Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England

Nice one

I think to a certain extent, once the body has done something enough times, it just remembers it pretty much straight away if called to do it again.

It's happened to me quite a few times - I had to stop kayaking when I went to uni, but when I came back after a year and went paddling again, I could still do the majority of the moves I could before I left.

Also, after breaking my wrist in january, I had to stop spinning for 6 months - when I got the all clear from the physiotherapist to have a go again, I could still do all the moves I could do beforehand, and even managed a few that I hadn't managed to do before (although I think that was due to watching people at PIP in June) - I couldn't spin for as long before my arms were too tired, but that came back pretty quickly.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

can I say I told you so??

btw - I love the way you write your words can be so engrossiing at times, and the fluidity and progression of text is simply delightful.

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2,905 posts
Location: San Diego California

yay Pele!!! Ohh that rymes

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

RoziSILVER Member
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2,996 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

That made me smile so much. I am imagining your joy, and revelling in it.

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Welcome back, PELE!!!!

And to think you were considering giving it all up. PSHAW!!!


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A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura

KaliBRONZE Member
577 posts
Location: Berlin, Germany

Yay, Pele!
Doesn't it feel kind of like coming home?

Beauty is the conscious sum of all our perversions.-Salvador DaliHope without action is hopeless.

FlyntSILVER Member
Intrepid Penguin
5,635 posts
Location: Australia

Pele, beautiful soul, *hugz*
I agree with Kali... welcome HOME!

Currently on the right side up of the world.

CassandraFroggie ... Ribbit !!!
4,224 posts
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

THis is the best news of the day

I am *really* happy for you ister

::off to email you NOW::

spin on dream on shine on

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

1,551 posts
Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess

You are my hero Pele. Fire nearly took your life and yet you are back at it again. You will soon be the Grand master of Fire methinks

You. Its whats for dinner!

As time passes, you realise all the mistakes you amde and the ones you wish you never did make.

The wave crashing on the beach

LuNcHbOx...(Aka. Nathan)-un-singlemember
536 posts
Location: beneath a cloak of self-torture

*victory dance for Pele*
yah, yah, ohh ahh ahh....
*jumps and lands on his back, gives Pele a weak thumbs up*
way to go.....
*lays down in utter pain*
not really the gymnastic type i guess.....

-LuNcHbOx, Aka. Nathan...Give a man to fish, and that man knows where to come for more fish...Teach a man to fish and you have just destroyed your market base...

StoneGOLD Member
Stream Entrant
2,829 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Pele, that's great news.

Bet it wont be long before you are up to performance standard again

If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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