I've kept this blog, on and off, since 2006. In 2015 I used it to chart daily encounters, images, thoughts and feelings about volcanic basalt/bluestone in Melbourne and Victoria, especially in the first part of the year. I plan to write a book provisionally titled Bluestone: An Emotional History, about human uses of and feelings for bluestone. But I am also working on quite a few other projects and a big grant application, especially now I am on research leave. I'm working mostly from home, then, for six months, and will need online sociability for company!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The "pointy bits" at the gym

If Sophie, my lovely trainer at the gym, is sick, I get to work with one of the other trainers. It's always a bit scary, and I'm never sure if that's because Sophie and I have such fun laughing and gossipping that I don't realise how hard I'm working, or if her method is gentler, or if the others make a special effort to work me hard. Yesterday was one such day, starting off with some aerobic work that had me breathless from the start...

But the funniest thing was hearing Leanne telling me how to stand, with the bar of the Smith machine on my shoulders, ready to push it up, with my feet positioned below the "pointy bits" of my hip bones. Looking at her own youthful, strong and lean body, I could see what she meant, but it has been a very long time since I could describe any part of my hips as "pointy".

1 comment:

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Hips have bones in them?

Who would have thought?