While stuck in a 1pm meeting, I was mentally forming my next tweet:
Last Friday, weather forecast said, “Thurs looks good for kicking!” This Tues., forecast says, “Too bad, U missed the good weather. Sucker.”
By the time I got back to my office, I was getting depres… wait, no, fuck that shit. I’m skipping work to kick!
In less than an hour, I was on Speakers Circle. And where were the circle-hogging preachers? Who cares! I’v always been the hardest core Speaker Circle Freak Show. I’m the first one there in the spring, the last one there in the fall. The preachers have all slunk away. The circle is MINE MINE MINE.
I took advantage of that. Just getting one more outdoor session was enough to peg the stoke-meter. I wasn’t actually hitting near as many harder moves; I think torques were the only 4-add move I was landing. But, I was keeping the bag off the ground and having some great rallies with the rest of my moves. This week, unlike last filming session, I got a total of 6 rallies with over 30 2+ add contacts, on tape. I feel vindicated after the film-choke of my last session.
The best part? I finally caught a pair of dives, live, on tape. I’ve been working on them, and really started getting the feel for the set a few weeks ago. Now, it’s all falling into place. Many thanks to Ben who gave me the encouragement, and a few pointers, to get here. Next up, get one more dex in there for a diving butterfly.
I started kicking at 3. It gets dark about 5. I not only drove that session right into the dark, a couple guys showed up just as I was about to quit. We ended up hacking for another half hour, straining our eyes to see the bag by streetlights. These guys were solid kickers, too, with a couple of tricks each they finally busted out for me. Let’s hope they’re still interested, and show up again, next spring.
Next week, no footbag. Family obs, instead. That’s OK, I haven’t taken a week off for awhile, and I’ve already buried my goal of 60 hours for the year. I’m already almost at my goal-after-the-goal: 70 hours. After that, no more goals, just seeing where final tally lands.
2:00 / 68:15 – Thanks for tuning in!