Phew, I survived my first biomechanics exam – it was eight questions and took about an hour, and only a little tricky getting all those mathematical concepts into words – but I can tell you very explicitly in terms of moment arms and inertia why a diver rotates faster in specific formations
and in terms of impulse/momentum conservation why gymnasts bend their knees when they land.
After all that thinking this morning I decided to have a relaxing afternoon by the pool. I know this is true around most of the country but dammit it’s hot! I just have to survive two days of 102 degrees, hopefully some massive thunderstorms and then we get back into the 80s! Gonna have to pull the gloves out again….
I stuck with my plan of attending a yoga class tonight at LA Fitness. I’m not used to saving my workouts for so late in the day but I enjoyed it. It was a challenging class, easily modified for the many levels of people in the studio. It re-energized me to take the pup for a walk around the block when I got home followed by some games of chase in the hose.
Seriously, would you have been able to resist that sad face?!
Now I’m off to do my 5 push-ups for the July Challenge!