You have a goal, and you’re highly excited, but training is a process, often a long-term process. It’s easy to get into overtraining, but it can bring all your plans to a halt, instead of getting you closer to realizing your goal. Physical training is a science and an art.
But this is relevant for any kind of training.
In the circus, we are all highly excited about what we do. New techniques and the creativity of the new generation of circus artists move the profession forward. I remember when training with Zoe, my trapeze teacher some 30 years ago, she said to me once: “There are things only time can do.” For some strange, unknowen reason it stuck with me.
It may have kept me safe from injury all those years.
In any case, young, unexperienced artists such as I was then, tend to want to do more and better, but more, is not always better. Here’s a short clip taken from a much longer interview with Inbal Ben Haim, about ambition and injury.
Let me know in the comments below if this is something you can relate to.