So Mike is responsible for today’s list. On it is an “impulse” item I actually purchased in the past year. You see, I got it in my head that I would be able to derive lots of benefits from bouncing on a small trampoline. I figured I would be able to supplement my running with some good old-fashioned jumping. I imagined 30 minutes of bouncing as an entertaining diversion.
Yeah, not so much. Trampolining is hard. And boring. And very solitary. I could barely manage 30 seconds let alone 30 minutes. Instead of a handy new piece of exercise equipment, it became a launch pad for kids to (dangerously) run and take flying leaps from.* I don’t encourage that, therefore it’s remained mainly unused.
It’s really hard to part with ‘ideas’, though. I mean, I feel a little silly about the whole thing. This is likely the story behind many pieces of exercise equipment that are currently being used as drying racks and footstools. A trampoline really can’t even do much more than take up space. I did flat-dry a sweater on it once…
Instead of protesting, I’m just going to embrace Mike. Or his idea, at least. Maybe blame him (if the kids ask)?
Day 357 scorecard: 1785 down, 40 to go
* Did you see how gloriously I split that infinitive?