We have hundreds upon hundreds of trick-or-treaters in our beach community. They come in wave after wave. My task was to greet and treat each and every one arriving at our door, while keeping our family's two retrievers and one cat from bolting out into the madcap darkness.
|Me & energetic grandson Brooks|
You know what? -- by coincidence, Sarah had led us through such balance training this morning, hours before the Halloween endurance test. We did all sorts of moves off the Swiss ball and with weights while lifting one foot off the ground, to the best of our ability. These are not the easiest exercises for me, given orthopedic and inner-ear conditions that make me something of a Weeble. You know, "Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down."
At least we hope they don't. That was the underlying importance of this class -- to help prevent falls, which are atop the list of devastating accidents for those of us in our golden years. So at the end of the day, I feel very tired, but also blessed to have the benefit of this kind of fitness training as I approach my 77th birthday on Veterans Day.
Here's hoping all who participated in Halloween 2018, young and old alike, had a lot of fun and stayed safe.
© Robert Gray Holland (2018)