This week is a scheduled easy week with a 20 miler at the end, so instead of my tempo run, I ran 9 miles on the treadmill at L.A. Fitness. Usually, I run on the treadmill when I have my kids with me or when the weather is too stormy, but today, I used the treadmill to make sure I stayed at my easy pace. I ran easy for 9 miles @ 8:00/mile.
After my easy run, I did some strength work that quickly turned into a gymnastics experiment. I started gymnastics when I was five, made it to team, and took it seriously for about four years. Even though I quit team gymnastics, I continued to tumble (flips, back handsprings, aerials, etc..) outside, teaching myself without worrying about technique at all.
Now 31 years old and with no recent practice whatsoever, I was stretching my hip flexors, quads, and arms in bridge position, and I wondered if I could still kick over. Or was I too old? I moved my hands closer to my feet. “What the heck! Here goes nothing.”
And then I tested out my handstand.
A little wobbly but not too bad!