Day 238: Somersault
April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’m not coordinated.
For most of you, this shouldn’t be surprising.
However, there has never been video proof until now. See, last night Steph and I got into a discussion about elementary school gymnastics- hand stands, cartwheels, etc. I admitted I had never even done a successful somersault.
Not only was I uncoordinated as a child, I was really chubby. Any and all gymnastic activity ended in injury: skinned chins, tweaked necks, rolled ankles, etc. Instead of rolling forward on somersaults, I would just end up rolling sideways and straining my back, often lying there for a good 10 or 15 minutes in a pool of embarrassment and tears.
So tonight, while home alone, I decided to relive my childhood and give somersaults a shot. Here’s what happened:
Well…at least I rolled forward this time.