Friday, July 01, 2022

Fabulous Friday - Movement


 I was a runner for about a decade, I started in my late 20's.  I did a sprint series triathlon (my first) at Sea World in Orlando, on my 30th Birthday - a fabulous way to remember that day.  I still sometimes have dreams where I am running, gliding from step to step, it is a magic feeling. 

Decades and a few traumas later,  and I move slower, but I still love the feeling of movement.  There are few bad walks, and many of them are pure pleasure.  

Back in 2015 I had a short period of being on wheels, rolling the chair under my own power gave me that same fabulous feeling of movement, the same joy.  

I was never a dancer. I talked to a dance professor at Rollins, and he was horrified by the idea of trying to teach a dance class to people who didn't have the right build and natural talent.  I really wish he had. 

When I was in undergrad, during my running days, one of my classmates talked one of the crew (aka rowing) coaches into taking on a couple of boats of older students and teaching us to row crew boats.  It was fabulous, in rhythm you glide across the surface of the water. 

Get out and move, just for the fabulous feeling of movement.  

18 comments:

  1. When we had our hotel, we had a regular guest who had been a professional dancer until a car accident put her in a wheelchair. She danced in her chair and one day gave a dance class to about a dozen kids at our hotel. A great lesson for them in dance and life that day.

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  2. In rhythm sounds like a good thing.

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    1. If someone breaks the rhythm, falls out of time, the result is almost comical. I remember circling in the lake one morning retrieving oars.

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  3. I love to run, though as I age, my runs are slowly morphing into fast walks. At least I am moving!

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    1. My walks have gotten slower, but still movement

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  4. The dance teacher that wouldn't teach people "without natural ability" - their shortcomings.

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  5. I walk to my car. Does that count?

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  6. I ran for a short period of time and it did feel good until a knee injury. It's walking for me now and a lot of it.

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  7. I've never been a fan of running, but getting out and walking, especially quickly, is a great way to breathe and relax and get healthy and meditate!

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    1. If I walk to far my sweet bear can't keep up

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  8. I have suffered immobility on multiple occasions, and the burden of moving when your body does not function normally, and that inspires me to move as often and as much as possible. I was never a runner, per se, but ran in jr high for a bit, in college for a bit, and jogged for a bit as an adult, outside and on treadmills. I do like running, but it takes up time to build up the stamina and strength to do it. I'm working on it. But I'm happy to even be walking out and about.

    Sassybear
    https://idleeyesandadormy.com/

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  9. No one in their right mind is out and about these days where I live, not for another few months anyway.

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    1. Kind of like January around here, I look forward to our community gym reopening.

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