Xtreme 13 has begun… Our inaugural event was the Trapeze School of New York located in Washington, DC. There isn’t much to say other than we had a really good time. The class was 2 hrs long and we did about six jumps and my Babe did one catch. You have to call and schedule your visit and they take you in groups of 10. (You aren’t required to have 10 people in YOUR party) They give you a quick verbal lesson and then show you an actual example. The staff instructs you every step of the way so don’t worry.
When I say instruct I mean instruct, they say go, bring your knees up, let your hands go, put your hands back up, thumbs under, swing forward, backward, forward, flip, let go… Since I can show you better than I can tell you here goes. WAIT!!! They have a photographer snapping pictures if it’s your first time and you can buy them at the end. They aren’t really expensive either. Okay now, look!
I thought I would be afraid of the height but no, climbing this ladder was the scariest part. This is a regular ladder and it was wobbly when you put your weight on it.
I was so proud, I wasn’t so sure I could kick my legs up to even put them on the bar.
I was having fun swinging
Now watch him do it.
The next morning the following things hurt, my hands, raising my arms up, my calf muscles hurt the most, walking up and down the steps, and my mid-section which will someday house a flat stomach. All year I will share our Xtreme 13 activities here on my blog, I hope you are inspired/empowered to add some into your 2013. Next up indoor scuba diving.