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Sublime Sunday

Sunday, September 22, 2013

This morning I lost track of time and I barely made it to Step class; I slipped in just as the class was starting. Sunday is a busy day for Step. There were 6 men and 12 women in the room. Because I snuck in just in time, I had to take a spot off to the side, and (fanfare, please) I used a regular step bench instead of the "baby" one I normally use.

As it turns out, I was fine on the higher bench, but BOY did I sweat. You know when you exercise so hard that even the tops of your knees are drenched? (Well, even if you don't know personally, you get the picture, right?) It was a workout!

As usual I really enjoyed the class, even though I always stick to whatever basic patterns we learn first. That way, I have a fighting chance of getting the count right without having to cross over to the Dark Side (i.e., do anything backwards or step down in front of the bench).

The thing I love about Step is that I get to move to music and share the experience with a roomful of people. That's important to me. I just wish I was better at it. I wish Step had been around when I was in my 20s. But I guess at that time we had aerobics, which was still a group of people moving to music, except it was all at floor level and it never got too fancy with the choreography (at least the stuff I did).

But so much for Step class. It was 45 minutes in the middle of the morning.

For the rest of the day we had a nice get-together with family. It's such a great time of year for fresh local food. We had corn on the cob, grilled chicken breast, roasted butternut squash, and a homemade pie from the market for dessert. Luckily the teenage boy demolished most of the pie, since he is still of an age and activity level where he can enjoy seconds of dessert, while the rest of us mindfully ate our one serving and savoured every bite.

So that was our first Autumn Sunday in September. The leaves are just beginning to turn, the pumpkins are being harvested, and the cornfields are being mowed into silage.

Alas, tomorrow is Monday. Good night all!
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  • OLIVIANIGHT
    Well done for making it through with the big step! I've not yet worked up the courage to try those when I've been to a Step class.
    2759 days ago
  • MISSUSRIVERRAT
    Sounds like a great day!
    2759 days ago
  • ADZY86
    Step is my FAVOURITE class! So much fun
    2759 days ago
  • KARENKANDO
    What a perfect day! I'm just so happy for you. Happy that you are in a place where you can try more challenging exercise, happy that you are in a place where when you figured out you were running late you didn't just say, "ah, the heck with it, I'll just stay home today" and happy that you were able to savor and enjoy your one piece of pie. I think I would have wrestled the kid to the ground to get just one more bite! I'm just not where you're at yet, but I'm working on it. Thanks for sharing! Happy Monday!!!
    2759 days ago
  • PMRUNNER
    I get the picture! I think I was sweating that hard on my Sunday morning workout too, it was great! Love the farm update. We lived in a rural area with active farms in MA. We are in rural NY, but no locals farms here. Hope you have a blessed fall!
    2759 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13590869
    Sounds like a good day!
    2759 days ago
  • THEEXERCISER
    I love dancing!
    2759 days ago
  • MAJONES1225
    That is a nice way to spend a Sunday. I usually try to dance at least 15 minutes a day. I have the Rockin Body DVD's and they make you sweat. I love to step,but I don't think that you are stepping the way I would. Either way they both make you sweat. Keep of the great routine.
    2759 days ago
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