It remains unseen what Hayden's first interest will be, but Brenna has blatantly fallen in love with ballet. I think its a wonderful first sport since it includes her other two interests: pink things and mirrors.
Her 30 minute dance is comprised of three components: tap, changing shoes, and ballet.
Luckily we have all the equipment required for her to practice at home - a floor and full length mirrors:
The only problem with dancing (if she decides to take seriously once she realizes she looks good in other colors) is that it is hard on the body. I watch Dance Moms so I know a little about it. And, I relate to it because if anything is harder on the body than dance, it is running.
I am extremely proud to say I have managed to make it through the entire year of 2012 without a single injury.
For a split second, I forgot why I did not get injured.
I forgot why this blog is called Twins and Triathlons, not Twins and Tons of Running.
Even though I enjoy biking and tolerate swimming, at the end of the day, I rather run. I mean, at the end of the day, I rather run do just about anything. I continuously and conscientiously must keep myself in check to maintain self control. But lately, things have felt so good and have been so fun, I started to question if I wanted to do triathlons. Why not just run?
I canceled my cycling coach and skipped my swims to frolic at South Mountain. My heart thought it was a brilliant idea but my body thought otherwise. Only after two weeks, my hip started to hurt.
I refuse to be sidelined so I immediately returned to my normal schedule.
I went back to hot yoga.
I went back to Masters class.
And I resumed my cycling coach.
I am lucky that my body lets me run over 40 miles a week without injury. I will never be an elite marathoner with that mileage but I dont even like marathons anyway!
On the bright side, it is rewarding to get better at three sports vs one sport.
Well, at least I think I am getting better at swimming?
And I think I am getting better on the bike?
At least better outside - not so much better on the rollers. I am going to call this the Before Video because I am hopeful. And obviously do not embarrass easily.