Sunday, April 12, 2009

the secret life of knees

my knees have been working hard lately in my quest for breakdancing skills. i don't bruise easily, but even landing tricks on tatami has left every surface of my kneecap in various shades of purple.


i've begun lifting weights in earnest (i guess you could call it that); it's just no fun being too weak to catch myself as i hurl face-first toward the floor. my vocabulary and understanding of moves like windmills and flares has improved, but my poor "power" wrist is the weakest link. so many "power moves" require balancing all your weight on just one hand. my weedy wrists cry for mercy.
my body also seems confused as to whether it is fit or flabby; it's caught somewhere in between. some muscles are pulling in, some pushing out, some have yet to surface. it's a confused circus of fit-making. i just need a movie montage; that would make this process go a whole lot faster.

11 comments:

  1. OMG. I love your diagram.

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  2. heehee. thank you; i love it too.

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  3. How did you do that Laur?

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  4. How did you put those cute arrows and words floating around your knee?

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  5. oh just opened the picture in a word-processing program like Pages and added the arrows and words. easy.

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  6. that's a knee that's going places and doing exciting things!

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  7. i loved reading about your break dancing adventures. you are such a good writer and soon will be a killer breakdancer!

    - tim

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