I first started slacklining several years ago when I worked for Outward Bound. A great balance exercise, it quickly became an obsession. I learned to got up, balance and take a few steps. Now ten years later, I can still do just that: get up and take a few steps.
Last summer I worked up to walking the line, turning and starting back. This summer I hope to take it to a new level. My goal: hula hoop on the slackline. Too ambitious? Perhaps. But a girl needs a goal.
Here’s a video for inspiration. Highlining is a fringe sliver of slacklining conducted at extreme heights. I don’t plan on ever doing that. But it’s beautiful to look at. I especially like scene of the sun setting behind the guy balancing on the slackline.
I’ve set up a slackline in our front yard on the only stretch of flat ground. I’m promising
myself that I’ll practice at least 15 minutes a day. On the how-to instructions that come with the kit, it says to practice for at least 15 minutes at a time. Anything less will just frustrate you. I like that. Since I already work in 15 minute intervals, I can do this.
What about you? What scares you and challenges you, but you do it anyway? What goals are you working on?