October 23, 2015

Bounced: October 23, 2015

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?

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