Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Is For Air


Air. It's the simplicity of it, but yet the power it exudes. Gravity is part of air, and while it usually wins, it doesn't always.
Air is what I flew through when bungee jumping or rappelling. Air is what I flow through every time I do a round off back handspring, which I have happily just picked up again at the age of 41. Air is what my son runs circles around with arm outstretched. It's incorporated in the sunsets I make my kids look at each night, and it holds the stars we admire regardless of the temperature.
I love flying through the air, especially when using my own hands and feet.

My A to Z posts are themed with food, parenting and life, but not necessarily in that order. Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. I love your A post and your theme for your posts. I haven't incorporated my PPBF into my A to Z posts, so I'll bombard folks with an additional post. Good luck with the challenge.

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    1. I'll be double posting on Fridays too- didn't even think of combining the two... Next year. Good luck to you too- "ll have to hop over and see today's post.

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  2. A is for Air - something we take for granted - great start

    Happy A to Z
    baygirl32.blogspot.com

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  3. Really?? A round off backspring at 41?? Dang--I'm totally impressed!! I thought I was doing good with cartwheels at 39 (I've since turned 40). I guess I have a year to catch you, but don't hold your breath!! LOLOL. I haven't pulled one of those off successfully since college :)

    Air = a good thing! Cheers, Jenn
    http://www.wine-n-chat.com

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    1. Jenn, if you did it in college, you'll be able to do it now. Muscle memory is amazing. Try it and let me know. I love it!

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  4. I came by via the Blogging from A to Z website. I think it's pretty freaking awesome that you watch the sunset with your kids everyday. That's fantastic!

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    1. Thank you. We've gotten to the point where now they point it out to me, and think, "Wow. I did something right."

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  5. Interesting...I've been concentrating on the air I breathe in lately. I'm into yoga, and trying to improve my breaths. Good idea for the first A to Z challenge post.

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    1. Thanks Maria. I almost went with Applesauce, but am glad that I went back to my first idea, which was air.

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  6. Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge, Love it....Air is just something we all take advantage of I think...Looking forward to reading more!

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  7. An A-Z visitor who is thoroughly impressed with the 41 year old handspring whoOoHoOoOt! That kind of air I would love to feel again. Perhaps it will become part of me this year ;-)

    Thank you for stopping by my site, I look forward to more of your entries.

    A-Z 2012 (#861)
    Bloggit Write A-Z 2012 - Haiku

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  8. I am very impressed with your round off back handspring!! I'm only 25 and I bet I couldn't do one anymore. I used to try to do one at least once a year, but now I just stick to Aerials. Great first post!!

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    1. Ah! My aerials are in horrible shape. Tried some last week but on video they were not pretty. I bet if you tried, you could do the handspring again- muscle memory is amazing.

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  9. This post is a breath of fresh air! I love it. And you have officially inspired me to learn a round off back handspring again. Oh man! That would be the best exercise if I could pull it off again. I think I'll need a spot at first! :)

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    1. Don't be fooled- my first ones always have a spot, even if a light one. There is no feeling though like defying gravity. If you did it once, you can do it again. I'm trying to get my old HS gymnastics team back together.

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  10. Hey,

    Thanks for stopping by and good luck with A-Z... and GREAT to hear I am not the only one who makes their kids look at the sunsets :)

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  11. Our atmosphere is thick enough that most meteors bounce off of it. I always thought that was a cool fact. Meteors have to be going almost directly at the Earth to end up burning through our atmosphere and, perhaps, hitting the surface of our planet. Any severely acute angle and they bounce off and keep on going, perhaps with some high-flying bacteria attached. And since it's been proven that bacteria can survive for some time in space. . .

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