More fun to be had in evaluating my stride.....
Here's a blurb from the PRI website because I would fail if I tried to explain it....
Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) trained therapists recognize these imbalances and typical patterns associated with system disuse or weakness that develops because of dominant overuse. This dominant overuse of one side of the body can develop from other system unilateral overuse. When these normal imbalances are not regulated by reciprocal function during walking, breathing or turning, a strong pattern emerges creating structural weaknesses, instabilities, and musculo-skeletal pain syndromes. Balancing muscle activity around the sacrum (pelvis), the sternum (thorax) and the sphenoid (middle of the head) through a PRI approach best positions multiple systems of the human body for appropriate integrated asymmetrical function. All PRI trained therapists incorporate reciprocal function to reduce ‘leading’ with the left pelvis and right arm, and respiratory function to maximize airflow in and out of the right lung.
|trust tree=no meanies|
Next we had to walk and then run back and forth for Liz. While one person ran, the two other runners were next to Liz along with TenacityChris (my trainer); all four of us watching and judging. We (the runners) decided we could discuss each other's short-comings and errors in movement and would not be offended or hurt by comments made. We were in the Trust Tree, folks.
So first the other female in the class had her turn and we all discussed the way she moved while walking and running - we were of course professional and discussed things in a detached, clinical sort of way. The only props missing were white lab coats and clipboards. Liz would point things out and we would all murmur in agreement.... Then it was the guy's turn. Same thing - Liz would point things out and we would all murmur in agreement....
Then it was my turn.
As I was walking and then running to the group and away from the group for their viewing pleasure, all I could hear were snippets of the murmured conversations regarding my failures in movement:
"...and see how she...."
|This is me running butt-less|
"....needs to find her butt....." Needs to find her butt? WTF - it's there, bigger than life - can't miss it!!
"....she's probably the worst example of....."
Definitely more fun to be one of the murmurers than being the murmuree. Glad we were in the Trust Tree - I knew that all comments were said with love and friendship!
As I was heading back to the group, they were all in agreement with Liz that I definitely have a salamander walk. That must mean I undulate as I'm running on my tightrope. I'm still not sure what finding my butt entails but I guess once I do find it I'll be a stronger, faster runner. (Yay again!!)
So I'm doing my prescribed PR exercises and this Thursday we'll see if I've made some headway with my joints' ability to rotate. I wonder if I'm going to be told,
|The type of lizard I aspire to be. |
Obviously has a butt. And gets
to tussle with young Captain Kirk.