November 29, 2015
Have you ever decided to do something you have never done before and then after the fact asked yourself the question why? That was me this morning. My buttock muscles and lower back are giving me such grief. The reason is that last night was ballet class, yes, you heard me right. I am attending an adult ballet class. We do a little modern dance with it, but it is mostly ballet. Last night was the fourth night and only 2 people were there. So it was a semi-private lesson and there was no place for me to hide at the back of the room, ha, ha! Where was everyone anyway? Consequently, as there was only one other person to watch besides me, I felt I needed to do everything correctly, give it everything I have. Yikes! As a result, the teacher noticed that I have very high arches and she said many ballet dancers would be most envious. Of course, that made me, in my mind, want to do more than my body really wanted to. Therefore, the pain this morning. I know it will pass. Would I recommend ballet class to someone my age who has never taken ballet before? No, run the other way! Just kidding! It is very good discipline for the body and mind.