It was an amazing Indian summer kind of a day, unusual in itself, so we arrived in great form to find an equally amazing array of sporting activities to try out. For free. Everything is amazing when it's free, isn't it? Anyway, these are the sports that were on offer: archery, trampolining, boccia, old school games, buntus, olympic handball and others!
It was such a lovely day that some of the activities were held outside. Due to WiiBoy's interest in Taekwondo we headed off to try the Martial Arts first. The idea of punching 9 shades of you-know-what out of some punching pads proved too tempting to miss, I just had to go-a-punching....with all my might! And I threw in some kicks too! It was such fun that I had to continue on and try the swing kicks also. All my dancing days came in handy today, although I can no longer do kicks as high as I used to! Thankfully I have no photos of my martial Arts attempts. Unfortunately an official photographer came along, and when he was finished photographing the Community Guard in action, he couldn't resist taking shots of the Mad kickin' Mama!!
You'd think I'd be done then, wouldn't you? But oh no.... no stopping Jazzy when she's on a roll....
We headed off to try trampolining next, WiiBoy's other interest. He loved it and was actually quite good at it...
He even moved too quickly to be caught on camera!
Now, I know this trampolining is really just for kids and indeed, the place was full of them. And adults too, the 'responsible guardians' standing around watching.
I tried to desist and to just be the 'responsible adult', really.... I did. But, once again the temptation proved too much. I just had to get my almost-but-not-quite pentagenarian ass up on that trampoline....
I must admit, I am very grateful that the official photographer wasn't around for my exhibition.
WiiBoy thoroughly enjoyed it, the art of Trampolining NOT my exhibition, and as there are regular classes available we are going to sign him up for this term.
They do adult classes too and although I'm tempted, I think I'll stick to my more sedate, mama-like exercise activities that I enjoy. Like Curves Gym and my weekly Urban Funk dance class where us funky red-hot mamas strut our stuff!! I SO enjoy those classes! And for as long as I can shake this pentagenarian (almost....not quite!) booty I will continue to do just that!
So, thanks Irish Sports Council and our local Council for such a fun day and for proving that sport/fun is indeed for all.
I see our local council has a Social Inclusion Week coming up in October. There are lots of events planned. It should be a lot of fun.
I also see that there's a youth flashmob planned too.
I'd come along to watch but clearly I can't be trusted to stay on the sidelines. I'd have this overwhelming compunction to join in....
Wait a minute...YOUTH flash mob?
Why restricted to youth?
I know a group of funky red-hot mamas who could see your youth flash mob and raise you a glide or a body-roll or ten.
Just sayin', like.