You all remember that my hip has been acting up if I Jazzercise or jump or stand still for too long or perch on the edge of a stool for too long, or basically do anything for too long... The neurologist says that it's not neurological. Of course it isn't. The orthopaedist says that there is no reason for my pain, but I should try yoga or some excercise that doesn't involve jumping or pounding on cement or pavement. Ummm... great... My options are - how can I say this nicely - limited.
I could swim, but I don't have a pool and it's too far to the nearest "local" swimming pool.
I tried yoga - I couldn't move for days after. So, that's out.
I started walking 2 miles with the dog. That's okay. No pain. I even run a little bit up the driveway to tire the dog out. Basically I run 3 steps, he runs in circles and then comes back. We do this about 5 or 6 times on our way up the driveway. You all remember that my driveway is almost 1/4 mile long, right? It's also straight up...
Well, my friends, tomorrow I start a new athletic endeavor... I am taking an adult ballet class with three of my friends.
Don't you all pass out at once now...
Yes, I said ballet.
I know... You are all sitting there with your mouths agape simply staring at your screens.
Those of you who know me well, know that I'm the most ungraceful, unathletic klutz on the planet. I almost flunked P.E. - and not because I didn't change into my gym uniform!!
This ballet thing is frightening you, isn't it? Just know that the ballet lady tells me that all will be right with the world and that she's sure that she can handle my inabilities.
We'll see, won't we?