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.
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