Upside Down Town

After being stuck in the house for so many snow days,  I wanted to get some fresh air and a little exercise.  I went for an aimless walk and ended up walking by some undeveloped land near my kids school.  For whatever reason, my brain went on shutdown and I decided it would be a marvelous idea to do a cartwheel. No one was looking, there were no cars driving by, there were no smartphones to catch me… Why not, right?

I can tell you three things that I learned after flipping around…

1. The older I get, the less friendly gravity becomes. Triple that effect when upside down. I felt too many parts of me shift into new and unnatural locations.

2. The feeling of achievement for having actually done the cartwheel was incredible. The busted rubberband feeling in my legs afterwards reminded me for days that I am not as young as I think I am. 

3. A good bra is a necessary evil at this age. What hangs when upright could suffocate you when upside down. 

#UpsideDownTown #Cartwheels #SnowDayStretch #LoveGymnastics #TooTallToBeAGymnast #OutrageouslyOrdinary 

3 thoughts on “Upside Down Town

  1. ebrookshar January 23, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    You tear me up! A cartwheel, huh? Glad you were happy and I’ll leave it at that!

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  2. Travis Williams January 23, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Good on ya! I actually pride myself on still being able to perform a full cartwheel. Although it’s typically done about once a year when enough bets have been placed to offset any potential physical damage done.

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  3. Anonymous January 23, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I can TOTALLY relate! Loved the story.

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