9 inches to go

Sunday, April 11, 2010

So many measurements.
So little time!
Tee hee.
I've been working toward touching my toes for the last three years. New hip, I could just about touch below my knee caps. It was so depressing and frustrating.
Today, I actually measured where I am. I am 9" from the floor when I lock my knees.
SO- I plan to try that stretch every day, and see how much closer I can get in the next month.
I like that I can just bend my knees a tad and grab my toes now... what a HUGE difference that makes in my life. So, I think that pushing this a bit more will help my flexibility and range of motion.
You youngsters... I started doing yoga when I was 14. 41 years ago. Dang me for not keeping it up!
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    Keep stretching, you'll be there in no time! Toes, here she comes!
    3665 days ago
  • SALEE100
    You with all your walking and me with all my running. It makes us stiff. Way to go on working on limbering up. I need to make it a daily thing for myself , too. My body will thank me. Thank you for making me see it. emoticon
    3665 days ago
    emoticon You rock Mare!! You'll be there in no time!
    3707 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    You're almost there, don't quit so close to your goal!

    3707 days ago
    You know they say that one of the essential points to good goal setting is that the results be measurable. You've really got that nailed. Actually it speaks to both flexibility and strength. I don't know if it will help or hurt but just out of curiosity for another way to measure it, I looked up the millimeter conversion of 9" - This way you could really track the incremental progress. emoticon . I know, I'm crazy, but in case you're similarly nuts, it's 228.6 mm. [hee hee]
    3708 days ago
    I like this goal. It's something that matters to you and doesn't add stress to your life. You know ME. I love scientific experiments. Since you now have a way to measure the progress, it'll be fun to see how much time it takes, per inch, to get closer to the floor.
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    3708 days ago
    One inch at a time, you can do it!
    3708 days ago
    Awesome! Those nine inches will come in no time!
    3708 days ago
    You go girl!
    3708 days ago
    Hey mama mare, you've been rather quiet lately.

    Wowie! That's great! It's true that there are many ways to measure health/progress. The numbers on the scale are certainly not the only measurement, and maybe not the most important. Definitely not the most fun.

    I have a long torso and stubby legs. Not only can i touch my toes, i can bend over my feet and touch my heels. So this is not a good measurement for me, but I have been working on handstands for years. I wanted to learn to do one about four years ago. Now i'm at the point where i can take a couple steps! My roommate can't touch her toes, but she walks around on her hands as part of every day life. We're a regular freakshow out here.

    Good luck, and keep it up!
    3708 days ago
    Mare, This is fantastic! I've been wondering where you were, and now I know that you've been limbering up. Keep going girlfriend! Eventually you'll be able to put both ankles behind your neck at the same time.

    Oh, and when you ARE able to do that, send me a picture!

    3708 days ago
    Congrats on the progress you have made so far. Keep up the good work. We should all have kept exercising as we did when we were younger. Too bad we didn't have this knowledge or acknowledge its importance back then. Oh well. Move forward from now on.
    3708 days ago
    Hey, I know your determination...those toes will know the touch of your fingers in time...! :-)

    3708 days ago
    Congratulations on your progress. You are doing amazingly well!
    3708 days ago
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    Keep up the good work.
    3708 days ago
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