So, one of the things that we work on in the gym is my coordination. And to get better at that, I need to get my 'core' stronger--and The Trainer has some interesting things at his disposal for me to try. We usually have to go very slowly, because I come close to face-planting on a regular basis. The first day he had me try this, was one of them:
Yep, I was put on a skating slideboard and told to 'go for it!' To say it took me some time to get the hang of this thing is putting it mildly. The only way I can describe this is for someone to pour pure olive oil all over a linoleum floor and try to walk from one end of the floor to the other while wearing wool socks. NOT an easy task. The first time I was on the slideboard, The Trainer had to hold the back of my shirt to make sure I was able to stand upright. On Monday, not only did I perform well, I was given an extra task to do--when I hit the side board, I had to tap the top of an orange cone with my opposite hand before sliding to the other board and doing the same there. Not only is this quite a workout, but I actually found myself having fun while doing it! Six months ago I would have said you were crazy if you told me I would be doing this--and I would have said you were certifiable if you told me I would be having FUN! I'm amazed at how quickly things are changing for me.