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Monday, August 20, 2012

Listen To The Sound Of The Mohawk Beat

*Thought I'd post this pic as I stumbled upon it yesterday and I believe a little of these girls' exuberance is needed to motivate my adult self into much work.

My sister Catherine and I (on top) during our high school cheerleading days: The Medicine Hat High Mohawks. With our arms at our sides, the green trim on the sweaters formed the letter M. Yes, the real Mohawk Nation exits thousands of miles East, far from Alberta--just don't tell the Medicine Hat folks that ;)

Any current spine issues Catherine might have, can possibly be traced to this stunt. We performed this stunt  nearly every basketball game, as it made up the right side of one of our team's performance pyramids. I still suffer from a few long-lasting damage  from cheerleading days--very high impact and once I had to hold a short, yet stalky (HEAVY) fellow cheerleader on my leg for about ten minutes during a pyramid rehearsal (a workshop hosted by the Calgary Stampeders' Cheerleaders). My leg was numb for four days after that stunt... But I loved being a cheerleader and would research and design dances and pyramids for our team. This is where my Zumba love all started...

 I leave early Wednesday morning for The Oregon Coast. Not ready on either the leaving front or the packing front. Hard to leave this place when the sun shines endlessly and the temperature is near 40 oC. All I want to do is plan my days around trips down to the beach. I'm teaching Pip to ride a 2 wheel bike too--hate to leave mid training! We don't have much time to practice each day, must do it early or late when it's not too hot.

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