It all started with an article Susan sent me. This one or something like it: 10-second balance test could predict longevity. “The inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in mid to later life is linked to a near doubling in the risk of death from any cause within the next 10 years, according to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.”
I try to ignore it. Put it out of mind. Impossible.
So, it’s 4 am, yesterday morning, and I’m standing in the bathroom, trying to balance on my left foot. Counting down 10-9-8-7-6… I reach for the counter. You have got to be kidding.
I go at it again. Whispering the count down, 10-9-8-7… I reach for the counter again. OMG. I can’t do it.
I pause, inhale, and while balancing on my right foot, I reach down for my sock and put…
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