This will be an interesting feat. Attempting to greet the summer solstice with 108 salutations on my own. I had asked Danielle to join me. Her response, it's on the 20th. I have seen a bunch of studios and fellow teachers offering classes around the solstice yesterday and this weekend. I figured that I would join in. I am curious about whether or not I will accurately keep count. I prepped myself with notecards in increments of ten to keep me on track as much as I can. We shall see. I figure, if nothing else, my arms will benefit from the 108 pushups that I am about to endeavor on. Then there is a Barre class at 11:30. I don't know how much I will love the arm sequence in the class.
It has been nice to focus on things that are good for me. I look at the personal training as a substitution for bodywork that I like to receive. Massages, pedicures, facials--things in that realm. In order to fully make it work, I do need to change some of my habits. Make time to do more fitness and alter some of eating preferences. It is doable and necessary.
I want to figure out my next trip too. I know that I will be heading east to Kansas in November to celebrate my sister's wedding and Puerto Rico for another friend's wedding in October. Ironically, they are a week apart. I know that my work schedule will enable me the time off as long as I am willing to help others out in the meantime. Of course, I am and I will. It will all work out. Maybe a return to Santa Fe is something to think about in August or September. I would love to attend Wine and Chile, again. Always a great festival to check out. Plus, it is near my birthday which is another reason to celebrate with travel. My friend, Jean, wants me to visit Spokane in August which I am waiting to see if I can manage this. I have a colleague that may also be out of town on a few of those shifts. I think it is manageable for both of us to be gone. I am still trying to figure it out. I would love to visit Jean and help her out with their race car event. Something that I have never done and why not? Could be epic fun and another great experience with Jean. She joined me last year in Oregon to attend my niece's graduation. Talk about the full family experience.
I'm off to celebrate the solstice. I will hopefully update after this task is complete!