I’ve been hobbling around for the last few days, with pain in both knees and my lower back. I occasionally get the odd twinge in these areas, but nothing like the pain I’ve got now! It’s so bad that I’m almost rattling from the number of pain killers I’m taking. But I’m not asking for sympathy, as I freely acknowledge they’re self inflicted injuries.
It all stems from attending a friend’s wedding at the weekend. The couple in question met through swing dancing, and still regularly dance together. Indeed, their ‘first dance’ was quite something to behold; a far cry from the usual shuffle around the dance floor. They had prepared an amazing routine, with spins, and lifts!
Anyway, as they had gone to the bother of hiring a swing band for the evening, the couple were keen for everyone to try a bit of swinging! They enlisted a friend to teach a few basic steps to the novice wedding guests, and then let us loose on the dance floor. And with a good quantity of wine already consumed over dinner, out inhibitions were lowered.
My dance partner for the evening was my girlfriend, and together we launched into the dance with a little too much gusto! Insomuch that I obviously over-did things, and pulled one or more muscles in my lower back. And the girlfriend didn’t escape injury either – not after I fell on her while attempting a dodgy dance move at the end of the night!
The moral of the story is, of course, to avoid dancing. And to avoid alcohol. And perhaps even avoid weddings!