More colours of autumn..pitter pattering on my doorstep. I like the smell after the rain, I want to gulp it down.
A short but important observation, currently highly relevant to my life: There is a LOT more to aerobics than meets the eye. To those who mock, know that behind the chirpy exterior of every good aerobics instructor lies an able choreographer; a supremely talented multi-tasker; and a master of coordination who can yell one instruction while thinking ahead to the next, and keep in time with the music, smiling all the way.
Friday was a busy day. We hopped from parental visits to a birthday brunch and back home again to prepare our shabbat evening meal. My parents took us out for coffee to a local park, where we stumbled across a farmer’s market. We happily sampled sweet little cherry tomatoes, crusty bread and tempting home-made cheeses (where Ninja lingered longingly but didn’t buy), luscious figs, crisp apples, lovely thick celery and cherries that were too expensive for the likes of us. We restrained ourselves and left with some organic cucumbers, a tub of pickles for Ninja (Me: “Pickles are cucumber’s evil cousin”), a few bunches of pink and white lisianthus and a huge punnet of fresh apricots.
Its 01:42am – I have just finished doing my homework for the night. Instead of having my nose buried in an American Jewish History book, as is my official homework pastime, I have been jumping around, composing two short Aerobics routines due for class on Monday. This reminds me that I haven’t yet shared with you (those readers who don’t know me – and I hope that there are some) what it is that I do in life.
I actually do several things: I work (around 60% of the time) in an Institute for Educational Leadership; I am nearing the end of an MA in Contemporary Jewry (the degree has taken me three years and I can literally smell freedom around the corner…its driving me insane); and I recently began a six-month course (10 hours per week) to become an Instructor of Aerobics, Strengthening and Toning. Hence the JUMP in EatLoveJump. The course involves both practice and theory: anatomy, physiology, sports injuries, nutrition and kinesiology. Yes, I am a very busy girl at the moment but I feel blessed to be stimulated in so many different ways.