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In which it’s NOT like typing

 

Today I was in Pilates and it was just two of us, Sue and I, and our instructor Shanley.  Now what happens in these classes is that Shanley says do something and then Sue and I do it.  Well, that’s what is SUPPOSED to happen at least.
But on some days, especially Mondays (which it is today) it seems harder to get my body to do what I’m told.  SO today, Shanley was repeating things constantly.  Here’s the conversation we had:

 

Shanley:                     I’m sorry I keep have to repeating things.

Us:                               It’s fine

Shanley:                     I guess I have to say stuff three times because I talk so fast

Me:                              That’s not why

Shanley:                     then why?

Me:                              well, at least for me the first time you say something I hear it …

Shanley:                     … and

Me:                              … and it’s just words but the second time my mind is like “oh yeah, right arm to left leg …

Shanley:                     … and?

Me:                              and then the third time my body can just do it

Shanley:                     so it’s not me?

Me:                              let me explain it to you

Shanley:                     ok?

Me:                              you know how when you learn to type?

Shanley:                     yep

Me:                              and they teach you “a s d f” with your left hand and “j k l ;” with your right hand?

Shanley:                     … well

Me:                              and then you do all these drills “a s a s a s j k j k j k”

Shanley:                     yeah

Me:                              … and then eventually you get so good that you just hear words and your fingers know where to type and you don’t think “where’s the j?” anymore?

Shanley:                     yeah

Me:                              well, it’s not like that in Pilates for me

Shanley:                     that’s your explanation Lynn?

Me:                              what?

Shanley:                     you went through this long explanation and then said, “it’s not like that”

Me:                              yeah, Pilates doesn’t come natural like typing for me so I have to think

Shanley:                     can we get back to our class now?

Me:                              yeah, ok.  Anytime you need an explanation I’m available.

This is the upside of having me around.  I can’t honestly think of a downside!

 

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17 Comments

  1. Patty Jo
    February 15, 2012

    Lynn, I think you were stalling for time . . . not a bad tactic . . . the story and all . . . a good way to catch your breath!

    • Lynn
      February 15, 2012

      Nah…I was just trying to explain

  2. Name *
    February 15, 2012

    I love my pilates instructor. She’s an awesome lady. But oh dear GOD she rides us hard. My body doesn’t ever fully comply with some of her maneuvers.

    • Lynn
      February 15, 2012

      Yeah, I can’t do some of the stuff either

  3. Kat
    February 15, 2012

    But that explanation was perfectly logical.

    • Lynn
      February 15, 2012

      I know right????

  4. Julie
    February 15, 2012

    Look for it, look for it …. the “J (as in Julie!). It’s by the “H” as in hot, a word not often associated with Julie.

    • Lynn
      February 15, 2012

      Never thought of that Julie…good point

  5. Miss Annie V.
    February 15, 2012

    I agree with Kat – the explanation offered logic, yet backstory. It’s like drawing a negative space picture! When you define everything it’s NOT, what remains is clear as day! :) Silly Shanley. No sense of adventure!

    • Lynn
      February 15, 2012

      Negative space! Hahahaha…love it

  6. Sabinna
    February 15, 2012

    Great job for this post Lynn! I am sure everyone will be amazed again…
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    • Lynn
      February 15, 2012

      I’m shocked my explanations aren’t more famous,,,what’s up with that

  7. wendy
    February 15, 2012

    I am totally using this excuse explanation next time I go to pilates.

  8. quirkyandlaughing
    February 16, 2012

    I just discovered your blog & I like your voice – very spunky. And, your explanation makes perfect sense to me!
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    • Lynn
      February 16, 2012

      Thanks so much!

  9. Cathy35
    February 22, 2012

    you did great with your explanations, i do yoga for eleven months now and i totally understand you.
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    • Lynn
      February 22, 2012

      I never can “just do it” and I always have to figure it out!

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