For Mother's Day Jeff bought me a trapeze lesson. It's only about a 1.5 miles from our house. Every time we drove by I always told Jeff how much fun it looked and that I wanted to do it when I wasn't pregnant.
I was so nervous my first jump...not because I'm scared of heights or anything but just because I had never done it before and I wasn't sure what to expect. There was a group of about 10 of us. All the others do this regularly and were very nice and encouraging. The coach person gave me these instructions, " When you're on the platform lean your hips forward. When I say hepa, jump. Then you're going to swing your legs through your arms. When I say let go, let go of your arms. Then you'll grab with your arms again and let go of your legs. You'll swing with your legs 3 times and then do a back flip onto the net." Holy Cow. Seriously? I wasn't expecting all that my very first time. This was all so much info for me to absorb while the adrenaline was brewing stronger and stronger. I was up on the platform. The person was talking to me. I'm not sure what he said, but I just told him, "Okay, let me do this and get it out of the way then I'll be able to breathe again. " I jumped and listened to all his commands and I DID IT! It was so much fun! I was pretty shaky after. I texted Jeff but was shaking as I was trying to type out the text. All the people said I did great and teased me that they hated me cause I had done well on my first attempt.
On my last few tries I actually had this guy catch me.
Climbing up the ladder was a good workout. The next day I had bruises behind my knees from hanging from the bar and I was super sore from all of it. I wouldn't have expected to use all the muscles I had but I guess I did. I was actually sweating at the end too. But just walking to get your mail will cause beads of sweat to roll down your face in AZ.
I love this picture Jordyn took of us watching the good people do it. Once the kids came to watch they were begging to try it themselves. It's totally up their alley.
These pictures don't do it justice. They don't capture my nerves, adrenaline rush, or the will to twist back around and catch the bar I had just swung from on my last attempt. I left wanting more. They gave me a certificate and said I can move to the next level. It's the most fun thing I've done since white water rafting in AK right before we moved.