Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner

The ball

I got my exercise ball in the mail yesterday. That Collage Video really is fast. Against recommendations made right here, I decided to try to inflate it myself, with the little pump that came with. At first it seemed a hopeless task. I couldn't even get the pump hose to attach well to the inflation "needle". When I finally forced that thing into a good fit, I was able to start pumping. All went well for a while. The ball comes with a black measuring tape. When wrapped around the seam of the ball the two holes in the ends of the tape should overlap. Then it is the correct size. THe first time I checked it it was several inches too small. I started to see why it might be better to bring it to the gym. But I figured what the hell and continued pumping. I stopped long enough to run the vacuum over part of the house, a diversion that I trusted would renew me, and I guess it did, more or less.  I checked periodically and it didn't seem like the ball was getting much larger.

I took out my book and read while I pumped. Finally I decided to give it a go again. Lo and behold, I had actually overinflated it! I had to let some air out. So now it is done. Looks pretty good, nice and silver, a bit like "rover" on The Prisoner. I'm not up for using it just yet but perhaps soon. It came with a chart showing several exercises one can do with it, and of course I also bought a DVD, "On the ball". Came highly recommended. So perhaps in a little while I will slip into shorts and see what I can do.

Speaking of those shorts. Stretch investigated them earlier. They were fresh from the dryer but he still pawed at them and sniffed. Perhaps looking for trace evidence?

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