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Creative Juice #306

Creative Juice #306

Things to admire, and things to try out.

OctPoWriMo Day 7


Today’s prompt is growing pains.

Growing Pains
When I was ten,
my mother took me to the doctor
because my legs hurt.
The doctor examined me
and said I had growing pains.
Nothing I could to do about them.
When I was sixty,
I complained about leg pain, especially after exercise,
and the chiropractor asked me to describe my stretching regimen.
Um, I don’t have a stretching regimen.
And the doctor prescribed one for me which greatly reduced my achiness.
I wondered if stretching would have helped me as a child 
to reduce my growing pains.
It occurred to me today
when I’m pushed out of my comfort zone
forced to accommodate changes happening with greater and greater rapidity
that rather than dig in and refuse to budge,
I could  s t r e t c h  up and over and out to lower my discomfort.


Creative Juice #210

Creative Juice #210

So much here to tickle your fancy—and your curiosity.

Video of the Week #183: Exercises Simple Enough for Budding Ballerinas


Ballet Exercise Routines

Ballet Exercise Routines

I have an ulterior motive for compiling this post. I love ballet, but haven’t taken a class since the late 1970s. And I probably won’t. But I’m jealous of the strength these petite little dancers have.

I haven’t even done my folk dancing since November, because of my arthritis. The only place I can move without pain is the pool, so I’ve been in it a lot since the weather warmed up. I’ll be having hip replacement surgery next week, then six weeks of physical therapy. And eventually, I’ll be able to ease into dancing again. And I’d like to add ballet exercises to my workout rotation. So, I’m looking for YouTube videos.

And I’m generously sharing them with you.

(Some of these exercises will be forbidden for a while—risk of dislocation; so if you’ve just had hip replacement surgery, follow your doctor’s orders.)

So, do you think you’ll try some of these ballet exercise routines? Is this article helpful to you? Please click the “Like” button and share on all your social media. Thanks!

In the Meme Time: Daily Exercise



Creative Juice #11

Creative Juice #11

Fourteen articles to impart sweet delight to your day: