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Crying over a coffee commercial

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

(Before anyone says it, I do love coffee, but not that much!)

A few years ago a national coffee company had an ad featuring an Irish step dancer. It always put tears in my eyes, I wanted to be able to dance like that so badly. (Side note: I've since seen that exact same dancer live in concert with The Chieftains twice! She also sings beautifully.)

Now the same company is doing an ad with a woman taking what looks like a modern dance class. I don't recognize the exact style, but it also chokes me up. I love to dance, and whatever that style is looks like so much fun. I want to dance so badly, and all my life people have discouraged me. Now my own stupid knees are locking me down.

I am trying to get these *%$# knees moving! There's no way I can dance like that if I can't get them going.

I turn sixty in a month and a half. I'm wondering if it's already too late, but I'm still trying to get them going.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/26/2013 12:07AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!! Take it slowly and maybe your knees will work better for you. emoticon

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HENLADY11 1/25/2013 5:54AM

  If your heart wants to dance so badly there are tears in your eyes...your knees better get ready to dance! You have the motivation.
I always envied the Irish stepdancers for the incredible energy! somehow the coffee never got ME going like that :)

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LINDA! 1/24/2013 6:24PM

    It is never too late. I try new things all the time. I am 57 but in my head, I am much younger. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 1/24/2013 5:05PM

    As long as you can move without pain it's NEVER too late.....even dance if it hurts a little...the body is adjust.

God bless,


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BIGPAWSUP 1/24/2013 9:34AM

    Never too late to learn to dance. And it is great exercise. I like the idea someone posted about starting with some sort of water aerobics or water ballet. That would really help your knees.

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MONETRUBY 1/23/2013 9:59PM

    I don't think it's too late at all! Just take it slowly, and keep persisting, and I think you can do just about anything you set your mind to.


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KATD13 1/23/2013 9:40PM

    Would you consider a water aerobics class?
You'll be dancing in the water, with very little stress on your knees. It's a great way to start out, build your confidence in the steps and have fun.

You'll met wonderful, supportive people too!

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CARRAND 1/23/2013 7:31PM

    It's never too late. Have you ever done yoga? I have a fitness instructor who teaches chair yoga for people who have bad knees and can't get down on the floor. I think there are DVD's available that you could do.

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WALLAHALLA 1/23/2013 6:57PM

    As long as you're breathing, it isn't too late.

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MDMNINA 1/23/2013 4:49PM

    Honey, I will be 64 in two weeks. I ran a 10 mile race last September, and I am doing the Princess Half Marathon at the end of February. Get yourself to a doctor who can help you with those knees. Is physical therapy an option? I broke my ankle a couple of years ago and I am back to good form thanks to a good orthopedist and a great physical therapist!

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WESTIEGAL1 1/23/2013 4:46PM

    It all starts with one step. Just walk a little more each day. Make a plan, write it down and keep a log. Make an attainable goal and plan to reach it. Make a nice reward once you do achieve it-give yourself something to motivate a good result! I know that you can do it!!


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SHERYLDS 1/23/2013 1:22PM

    Maybe not Irish Step Dancing but there are lots of other ways to have fun dancing...even with bad knees

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CHEFSOPHIE 1/23/2013 11:14AM

    It is never too late.

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LIS193 1/23/2013 10:58AM

    It is never too late to learn something new. If your knees don't cooperate, dance with your upper body in your chair :)

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MANDIETERRIER1 1/23/2013 10:14AM

    I think the modern dance commercial looks like Zumba. I am not sure. I would like to dance, but I am so not coordinated

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MPARKER67 1/23/2013 9:58AM

    With weight loss all your body parts will move more easily. emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 1/23/2013 8:33AM

    You are making progress, dear SPal, with each and every healthy choice you make.


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JMORRIS85 1/23/2013 7:00AM

    emoticon Its never to late to live your dream. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something that will make you happy.

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LKWQUILTER 1/23/2013 6:42AM

    Go for it Girl!!!! You can do it!!

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NASFKAB 1/23/2013 6:17AM

  never too late to do anything you want go for it

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/23/2013 2:00AM

    It's never to late to do anything that you want to do. You can find a way.
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1DRWOMAN 1/23/2013 12:44AM

    Well ya' spring chick...NEVER SAY NEVER....always believe...I would work with a trainer or physio therapist towards your goal. Even small dancing...what can you do with the knees? I don't know the whole diagnosis, but I always believe where there's a will and a way and support, you can do anything! Don't count yourself out!

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ZRIE014 1/23/2013 12:42AM

  it is only too late if you do not start working where you want to be. emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 1/23/2013 12:37AM

  my knees hurt most of the time also, but i refuse to let them stop me from dancing when i want to. my big problem is my balance, which has messed with my timing. used to be my hip that did that, but i got surgery to fix that. i'm not going to dance for a living, not at my age, but if i want to dance, i will. you can to, it you pit your mind to it.

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