Day 238: Somersault

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Clumsy from birth, that's me in the top-center.

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.

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