Today I was able to spend the morning doing many of the things I love most: I taught an express yoga class at the studio first thing. Yes, 7 am on a Saturday. Despite - or perhaps because of - the hour, four fabulous women worked on balance and core strength using yoga poses and principles. That was followed by a personal training session at 100 Main private fitness facility with a client who pushed herself beyond what she thought she could do in ways that were exciting to see. After my client left, I got my own sweat on and did my scheduled workout, with a focus on gymnastics skills, especially handstand push ups. Then feeling great, I went home and picked up my dog, Sasha. I came here, to the lake where I spent a great hour or so on my paddle board. Sometimes standing and sometimes reclining, as in the picture here. I am relaxed and ready to do some work. I am so lucky to share your journeys and to do what I love so very much!
Yesterday we began our official tour of Door County, WI on our bikes. It was a beautiful ride. Before lunch was an incredible treat for me - long flat rides that let me push speeds that are usually only possible for short stretches at home. The wind was certainly a factor, but I was able to sustain 18+ MPH for miles and it was FUN!
When we stopped for a lunch picnic about 23 miles into our 37 mile ride, I could not believe the number of women who spoke of a fear that if they got down on the ground they would not be able to get up. As I told them, one of my primary motivators is to make sure that women of all ages can get down on the ground and get back up. All of my tour mates did, in fact, get back up from the ground, but for some it was a struggle. Let's change that! We change it by being strong and by knowing how our bodies move so that we can enjoy the wonders of sitting on the grass for a wonderful picnic or concert. We change it by being strong and by knowing how our bodies move so that we can get up from the ground and move! I want us all to be able to move so that we can enjoy life. Move to Live!