Sterling the Cat

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stretching Does Feel So Good

Stretching does feel so good.
How can it be morning?  I see Sterling stretching on his side of the bed. Slowly I bend my left leg, always my left one first, all the way to my chest, holding it there with the knee. I relax, not wanting to let it go. Next the right one, same thing, until I have done five each. Now I am ready to start my day. Sterling beats me to the kitchen for our breakfast.

It is so easy to lose track of time when I sit at the computer. Sterling has been napping on the only empty chair in the office. He jumps down and starts to stretch, in a way I cannot copy. But I can move my head, very slowly and held upright, all the way to the left, hold, and return, all the way to the right, and hold. It feels so good I lose track of how many turns I make. While I am in the exercising mood I go to the wall, put my hands on it, a shoulder’s distance apart. Then I start walking backwards, as far as I can go, while pushing with my arms. I hold this position and feel the stretch.  Then I do it again. I see Sterling below me. Is he is laughing at me?

What are your favorite stretching exercises?

1 comment:

  1. Cindy Olivett RichterJanuary 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Is it possible that we entertain our cats as much as they entertain us? I know that my cat, Calvin, has always laughed at me...especially when I held him in my arms, stretched his paw outwards and we dance in the kitchen to Lawrence Welk. He loved to dance...and cats do laugh but they will never let us know they do. My favorite stretching exercise is on the floor, on my back, in the sun....stretching my legs.