High Knees (+ 18)

13 April 2020 – Turn off Netflix; leave Zoom; renounce YouTube. (Even, gasp, say good-bye to WordPress, but, there-there, only temporarily.)

Pull on your exercise clothes; lace up your shoes; meet me on Gore Street, half a block south of Union. Face north. Do a few preparatory stretches.

Ready?

JUMP.

RUN around the corner onto Union.

Now SHUFFLE until …

it’s time to HOP and then BALANCE.

WALK

up the ante with some ZIGZAG

and GALLOP!

SKIP for a bit …

Now SPIN WALK, taking your directional cue from the spirals, and next — but only once your head stops spinning — WIGGLE.

Gauge SOCIAL DISTANCE, measured in hearts …

take a running jump at HOP SCOTCH

DANCE your way to LEAP FROG

and then flash those HIGH KNEES of yours on every star.

Walk BACKWARDS (oops, trust me on this one) …

and soar into the SKI JUMP.

Finally! It’s finally time to SLITHER

sssskillfully ssslither …

your way to two-block, 19-station, sidewalk exercise …

ssssuccess.

Now cool down, pat yourself on the back, down a celebratory whatever-you-celebrate-with, and go buy some chalk.

There has to be a two-block stretch of sidewalk near you, eager to host your very own community exercise event.

 

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  1. I am marvelling at the loveliness of your unseen (and unknown?) neighbours. Thanks for passing it on. 🙂

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  2. Frances Maddin

     /  13 April 2020

    That was wonderful. 😁

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  3. susan Corbin

     /  14 April 2020

    That’s great! This is our first day of freedom. Whatever that means in today’s words. We are getting Dougal back too, so will walk and see what is on our paths…thanks, susanxo

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  4. What a great idea! So much creativity being unleashed. You stay safe

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  5. Fabulous! I would not be able to resist, but I’m not sure if I would get to the end… 😉

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  6. Oh yes Penny I agree I had a unplug day (almost) did on line yoga…and big walk\run in the sun…🐶👣

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