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When body memory takes over...or when cheap chocolate bars from the mini-bar become your best friend...

When body memory takes over...or when cheap chocolate bars from the mini-bar become your best friend...

These last few days, I had performed in Istanbul, Venice, Italy, Phoenix, Arizona, St. Petersburg, Russia, and now, Switzerland. Most of my nights were spent on planes, waking up every hour to make sure I’d stay active. In any case, I couldn’t find sleep. I needed to be the best version of myself that I could be; there was only now and the next show to care about. I was shaking a little, I was aware I was underweight and lacked a tremendous amount of sleep, and yet I was so strong physically. I felt energized like never before. I couldn’t really analyze my performances, I could just execute them; I had been training and preparing mentally my whole life for moments like those.

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