I had a bit of an odd elementary school P.E. experience. Instead of your typical dodgeball games, I was busy jump roping, riding unicycles, juggling, and walking on stilts (all skills that have come in oddly useful in my adult life). Throughout this I developed an odd fascination with the circus arts. Now I’ve taken a couple of trapeze classes over the past few years (totally fun and I highly recommend them), but I have always wanted to give silks a try. Not wanting to make a fool of myself alone, I coerced my friend M into joining me. What can I say, we’re hooked, i’m already signed up for more classes.
Ta Da! I stood on some fabric. Ok, not that exciting, but I promise my arms have never been that sore in my life. It hurt to pull up my pants and tie my shoes for a week.
M demonstrating the most complicated skill we practiced…. ouch!
And me. Clearly I was in pain too.
Notice how my face is all red… That’s because I was hanging upside down trying to get into this move for a solid minute prior to this. 😉
I’m convinced that this kind of exercise is the only way to get my upper body in shape and I am itching to get to my next class this week!
Happy monday, i’m off to sunny California for work for a few days! Hope your week has started well!