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Bouncing is what tiggers do best.

Generally I dislike anything that makes me feel as if I'm 'showing off', but because of the nature of this post.. it's pretty much just straight-up showing off. (c:

Anyway, some of you may know that I've started doing gymnastics. I started about November 2008, initially going just Wednesday afternoons, and then going both Wednesdays and Saturdays. It's a fairly informal class, with about half an hour to an hour of warm-up, stretching and maybe some technique work, and then it's mainly just 'free time'. Most of the people there do various things from tricking to martial arts, to break dance type stuff, so the motivations of people vary. Some did gymnastics and want a chance to regain skills, some just want to be able to use the equipment, the floor, the trampolines. However, even though it's not a very strict class, the coach is willing to assist, which is great.

I've sustained several injuries doing it. Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to be fairly injury-prone, which made gymnastics kind of an odd choice. (c: However, I'm also getting much better at treating my injuries and avoiding them, so.. I think it's working out. Currently I am still sporting a thumb-wrist injury from a couple of months ago that is still slooooowly getting better. I've had various pulled muscle in my lower abdomen, wrenched a shoulder, sprained ankles, and just had various other general soreness, typically of tendons. But I think I'm both getting better at knowing how to deal with injuries (and more importantly, how to avoid them), and my joints are slowly getting stronger.

So. Because I feel like I've already rambled without any particular direction long enough, I'll cut this post short here, with a very short video of a couple of the somersaults I've managed.

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stephiepenguin From: stephiepenguin Date: April 4th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
FINALLY you make a post about the mythical gymnastics.

you look awesome! and it looks totally more fun that the alternative on saturdays has been. :o)
thanners From: thanners Date: April 4th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)
FINALLY you make a post about the mythical gymnastics.
A little less mythical now. (c:

you look awesome! and it looks totally more fun that the alternative on saturdays has been. :o)
哪里哪里. (c: It is a lot of fun, and still so much more to work on.
alias_sqbr From: alias_sqbr Date: April 4th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
o.O

You..are..Spiderman. But don't worry, your identity is safe with me :)
thanners From: thanners Date: April 4th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)
Much appreciated. :P *prepares to ninj back into the shadows*

Heh, and your icon makes me chuckle every time I see it. (c:
tommmo From: tommmo Date: April 4th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)
See Thanners. See Thanners Ninj. Ninj, Thanners, Ninj!

That is totally mega awesome wicked cool.
thanners From: thanners Date: April 4th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)
(c:

I'm trying to work on doing even more (tries to think of comparative..) mega-awesome-er things. Lots of the other guys at the gym leave me in awe at their ability to seemingly switch off gravity at will.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 4th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)
I dunno. Showing off on Facebook, and then showing off in the blog ... Hehe - just kidding, looks like your hard work in gymnastics has paid off with awesome results!

an9ie
thanners From: thanners Date: April 6th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
Heh, well different people had requested that I talk about gymnastics; although I admit I could've probably just linked to the LJ post from facebook instead of directly to the vid.

sunshine95 From: sunshine95 Date: April 5th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC) (PemaLink)
Cooooool!!
thanners From: thanners Date: April 6th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC) (PemaLink)
(c:

Now to work on adding more flips.

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