Friday, February 22, 2013

BOSU balls

A BOSU ball is a half ball-half disc about 30 inches in diameter used for balance exercises. It is quite spongy. Just standing upright on it requires some balance and strong core muscles. Advanced exercisers can stand on the flat part but I am not up to that point.
It is amazing how many of my fellow students in my post cancer class have balance issues. I am much better now. Right after treatment, I couldn't stand on one foot for more than a few seconds and now I can for a minute. As they say, I am a work in progress.

Yesterday a woman came up to me and asked if I was that person who lasts forever on the track swinging her arms around. I reluctantly said yes afraid for the lecture that might follow about my bad form and all the problems it will cause (some lady chased me up and down the Monterey peninsula lecturing me as I ran). But no, she just had to say how much she admired me.

Stupid, stupid snow. No safe running for me today but maybe the rest will give me some time to recover from this everlasting cold I have.

 Tonight we go out to dinner and a play with Josh and Julie and her mom. I had gone to high school with her (small world) but our school was so big and she was a year ahead of me (though I usually took classes with them) I don't think I knew her. I guess we will have lots to talk about.

1 comment:

Teri Bernstein said...

Does she know my friend Lenny?


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