Sunday, September 04, 2005

Why I can't do a back bend.

  • I'm 31 years old. I haven't done one in about 20 years. What was I thinking?
  • I was laying on my bed when I tried it. My mattress (and bed actually) came from Ikea back in 99 I think. It was the cheapest mattress Ikea offers so is this something that'll stand the test of time? Not so much. I was laying upside down with my head at the foot and because that's where I sit all the time to put shoes on, it is kind of sagging there so I was already kind of upside down.
  • Plus since I was on the bed there wasn't the necessary solid base to push up from.
  • So I tried and failed and then just lay on the bed laughing. Which for some reason struck me as totally absurd so I just kept laughing. For about 15 minutes. I am sure if the neighbors could hear me they must've thought I was just nuts. And maybe for a minute or two I was. :)

I feel I should edit, because it seems like I injured myself trying. I didn't hurt myself at all. Just flopped back on the bed laughing my ass off.

1 comment:

Mishka said...

You probably can do it, if you do it on the floor and make sure you stretch some before. If you have done it before, you can do it again, it is just a matter of retraining some muscles that probably have not done that motion in a while.