earlier this week, we went on a double date with good friends of ours and took a trapeze class together! i did it for the first time a few years ago, but having a full lesson with josh this time, and our friends, was so much fun!
i know i’ve said this before, but i am afraid of heights. i hate being up high where i can fall because i always think of the worst case scenario in those situations and i panic like a mad woman. but somehow with trapeze (if you can get beyond climbing up the ladder part, which just might be the most terrifying part of the whole thing) it isn’t so scary. i think it’s because you’re strapped into a harness with ropes attached so if you do fall, they can catch you straight away and bring you down slowly. and once i do brave the high climb and jump off the platform, the dancer in me gets so excited to be out there because i honestly feel like i’m dancing through the air!
experiencing “the catch” (where you’re swinging upside down by your legs and someone else catches you by your hands) is one of the most incredible feelings! everyone needs to feel that! you feel like you’re flying on top of the world. you can see a video i posted on instagram of “the catch” here.
anyway, here are a couple of photos from our date! and by the way, josh showing up in that old rowing uniform had me cracking up the entire time. because of course! and also, it’s why i love him.
^^^prepping for the leg split is probably the second scariest part for me, after climbing the ladder.^^^
^^^this is my super scared/super excited face. ha!^^^
^^^you can see a video of josh doing this “straddle whip” thing here.^^^
wooo hooo! after this last trapeze lesson, i’m feeling like i wanna conquer diving and learn how to properly dive into water. i’ve never done it. did you know i can’t jump into a pool without holding my nose, either? that’s also on my list of things to figure out. the super important stuff, of course! i’ll keep you posted! ;)