I fall over while running about once a year, and I'm not quite used to clipless pedals yet, but all in all I seem less accident-prone than you
Don't know that I could call myself dead graceful though!
Not just you GFB. Too many stories to recount
Although, the only time I'm not is when on a bicycle
Living in a busy city I have noticed how some people have this almost switched off appearence when they move. They are awake but really not aware until they bump into you and say "sorry" and as you see them walk off they seem to be back in their stupor again.
Thing is some of them are in cars or on bicycles. Some even out for a run. All seem unaware of their surroundings.
Dont even get me on people who dont pick their feet up when then walk. Shuffling around in those slipper boots.
Am I graceful? Dont know how to measure that. I wont bump into you on a busy pavement though and I can juggle.
gingerfurball - I'm pretty clumsy, broke a stool in the kitchen this morning while making breakfast.
My son has recently been diagnosed with dyspraxia and one of his symptoms is poor proprioception (understanding where your body is in space) which leads to clumsiness. One thing that helps this is training the core muscles and running/core training has improved my co-ordination a lot. Might be worth looking into for you and your daughter.
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I am absolutely convinced that Ugg boots (and their copies) are manufactured with lead weights in the sole...the shuffle seems obligatory!
I'm pretty clumsy, definitely some days more than others...I sometimes blame my hormones!
graceful as a house brick. highly amusing given I used to be a dancer. But I was more like one of the Fantasia hippo's than Darcey Busell (or however she spells it).
Also hypermobile with knackered nerves in my ankles - the physio explained it to me once - said my nerves in my ankle joints are frayed and don't pick up the "wobble" signals so don't try to correct if my ankle turns over...hence I'm walking like a lame duck this morning...muchly ow.
numerous broken toes and damaged ligaments from flinging myself about...
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