Inspired by the Shimmython coming up for World Belly Dance Day I thought it would be fun to try shimmying for 30 minutes straight as a nice variety to my exercise plans. I put on all my favorite club/techno/dance music and shimmied away, I stuck to the Egyptian shimmy unless I had to get my phone or water and then I switched to a choo choo shimmy. I got distracted with all the great music and when I checked my phone I had been shimmying away for 45 minutes so I decided to do an hour. (I like round numbers) I succeeded!…and I discovered I favor my left leg and half my left foot goes numb after 15 minutes. Interesting.
The longest record I found online at the Shimmy-a-thon website for Cystic Fibrosis was 2 hours and 1 minute. Not too shabby.
If you want to join us this Saturday at The Sheikh’s Palace for the Shimmython see details below on the Collabaret’s Belly Dance Spectacular! R120 Rand includes entrance, the great show and some delicious mezze!