I should do something big this year, I said. What would be unachievable and a bit ridiculous but maybe fun? I asked. I wrote a list of goals for 2019. And the splits challenge was born.
I've never been able to do the splits. I got to BAGA Award 4 (remember them?) in gymnastics at school. Doing the splits was in Award 1. How hard can it be though?
Very! Especially when you're 50ish.
This is a challenge in progress, so I have until December to get there, but the reality is I haven't done a scrap of effort towards achieving this goal so it's unlikely. You never know though. I'm pretty happy that I can do this much.
[Video of the ridiculousness to come in January 2020. Update: AND HERE IT IS – a full video compliation of 12 months of splits attempts!]