Today, I showed up at the J for the 4:30pm BOSU class. Usually, Kim teaches the class. Today, we had a substitute – Joel. At first, I was kind of worried because I don’t do new instructors well. I like my routine. But, I decided to stay for the class. I had heard that Joel was hard in a good way and that his classes were more athletic. But, I didn’t know what that meant.
I should have known I was in trouble when he asked how many people usually come to this class. He was trying to figure out if there were enough BOSUs for everyone to have two of them.
showed off warmed up by jumping rope on a BOSU before class. It was amazing!
The class was really good and he had me doing lots of new things. As always, I did what I could and modified as needed.
So, class was going along fine. It was hard and good. About 1/2 hour into the hour class, we started to use both BOSUs. We had them front to back of each other and stood on one and practiced transferring back and forth. It was all good until he wanted us to jump/switch our feet. So, if the left foot was on the front BOSU and the right foot was on the back BOSU, jump so that the left foot was now on the back and the right foot was now on the front.
I jumped and fell. I should have know better. I don’t really jump much on ground and had no business jumping on 2 unsteady BOSUs.
I got back up and gingerly finished the class and didn’t try to jump anymore. I mostly torqued my knee. I wasn’t really sure if it was ok. Unfortunately, it’s my “bad” knee that was never the same after my ACL tear and surgery in 2004. Once I was home and we finished dinner, I stretched, iced, and took some medicine.
I sure hope that I feel good as new in the morning. I have so much going on this week. I’m taking a wild flower class on Saturday, spectating at the Cleveland Marathon and having my brother’s farewell on Sunday, and going to Fit Bloggin’ on Thursday. There’s no time in my schedule for any injuries.
Next up: hoping for water aerobics in the AM.