the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted: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

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Location: The Phire Kru
Member Since: 19th Aug 2002
Total posts: 786
Posted: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?



Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Very cool!
Keep on spinning!



Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Well done for going back again!
Glad your life is turning back to "normal"

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...



Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438

some of us NEVER doubted, Pele.

molten cheers,

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


Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 28th Mar 2002
Total posts: 249



Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted: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 fire
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Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted: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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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:yay Pele!!! Ohh that rymes

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


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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted: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...


Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Welcome back, PELE!!!!

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

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


Location: Berlin, Germany
Member Since: 29th Apr 2002
Total posts: 577
Posted: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.



Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:Pele, beautiful soul, *hugz*
I agree with Kali... welcome HOME!

Currently on the right side up of the world.



Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted: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 !!!"


Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted: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-single
Location: beneath a cloak of self-tortur...
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 536
Posted:*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...


Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 13th Jun 2001
Total posts: 2830
Posted: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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