Today I did Insanity Asylum Championship in the opening gambit Shaun T suggests we should have already completed Asylum 1 and 2 which I haven’t so I was a bit worried haha I thought the workout was a lot of fun actually. As a kid I was excluded from sports. So these workouts give me a chance to pretend I am participating and I actually have fun pretending that I am winning a race or playing a game. A game that for once doesn’t involve someone screaming at me in a discouraging way!
Why do I suck at sports?
I have poor depth perception because I don’t use my left eye properly or rather because my brain blocks the input that my left eye generates. Poor depth perception means that I can’t gauge distances and I tend to run into things and people! Games like baseball are terrifying because I can’t even see fast moving objects! So to me baseball is like having really hard invisible objects flying at my face.
I have PTSD which means my body and mind don’t communicate with each other properly and I have poor awareness of where and what my various parts are doing. Not to mention I don’t like physical contact! Exercising regularly has helped a lot but whenever I try something new and totally different I tend to be very stiff and uncoordinated. It takes me longer to get it but I have found that if I keep at it, even if it takes years, I eventually do get it.
I have ear problems which result in dizziness, sometimes vertigo, and tinnitus. While I can do a spinning jump it makes me feel very sick and disoriented. My stationary balance is actually very good but I need to learn how to spot when I am turning. I don’t know if having just the one eye is making spotting harder but I just can’t seem to do it!
I have a lot more slow twitch muscles than fast twitch muscles. I am an endurance kind of gal give me something and let me do it at my own pace and I can go quite a long time but don’t expect me to impress you with my speed or fast reflexes!
Still I liked this workout. The volleyball and speed skater sections were particularly fun. I might not be a strong vertical jumper but my lateral jumps are quite good because I have a lot of inner thigh muscle (I can max out the machine in the gym). The gymnastic section was tough! I couldn’t do that much high impact jumping so I had to substitute with lower impact versions. I did, however, do some tuck jumps and I felt they went well.
I had my mammogram today which was not as bad as I feared. Honestly, it didn’t even hurt, it was just awkward and weird. After the mammogram I had an ultrasound, heavy on the jelly. My breasts are healthy! After the exam I was offered a very short sink and a towel. Washing my boobs in that tiny sink with the nurse flitting about, I just cracked up laughing it was so ridiculous. I am not even tall, why was that sink so short?!