I’ve been going to Estes Park, Colorado, my whole life. I’ve never gotten bored with it, and in fact I think I enjoy it even more now than I did as a child. As a kid it was a lot … Continue reading
Summer has been a ton of fun, but it’s also been a bit of a productivity warp. When I feel like I’m not getting much done I get very stressed. Most of the time I deal with stress by working … Continue reading
Over the long weekend my family and I visited Estes Park, Colorado, in a trip that has turned out to be a bit of a yearly tradition. I’ll write more about what we did and saw later, but I wanted … Continue reading
I haven’t been very productive in regards to my goals lately, and there are two big reasons. One is that I’ve been traveling a lot, and the other is that I’ve been getting sucked into thinking about decorating. I’m moving … Continue reading
I’ve been going to the Iowa State Fair my whole life. My parents went there on their first date, I got married opening weekend of the fair and went to it with my husband the day after, and I every … Continue reading
I saw this video on Gawker last week, and I really loved the visual representation of how much time we have and how much we use just doing normal daily life activities. As a dreamer who wants to act on as many of her dreams as she possibly can, I get frustrated when this normal life stuff gets in the way of me learning how to play guitar or spend time hooping. Sometimes it feels pointless because I can only spend little pockets of time here or there learning how to do new things or doing things I love. But this video is just a reminder that just by carving out those little pieces of time I’m already doing so much. Much more than a lot of people are, and even if I’m never an amazing hooper or I can’t shred the guitar, at least I’ve spent those jelly bean nuggets of time doing something worthwhile, and something I love.
What would you do differently if you had one more day?
After seven weeks of no running I finally laced up my green shoes last night and hit the pavement. In March I injured my ankle doing rock climbing. The fall landed right before a series of big races for me. … Continue reading
I’ve been hula hooping for just over two months. It’s been a wild ride and so much has happened that I never thought would be possible when I first started this practice at the end of May.
- I hooped at my first music and camping festival and learned a lot about hooping in small spaces and being comfortable and confident in front of audiences.
- I was featured on a local news station right before the weather segment.
- I was able to go on stage and perform with Better Than Ezra during RAGBRAI.
- I met lots of incredible people and made good friends through hooping RAGBRAI.
- I’ve introduced at least two people to hooping since I started.
- I attended my first hoop meet-up!
- I’ve learned lots and lots of tricks, and finally got shoulder hooping down even though it seemed impossible.
- I learned how to make my own hula hoops!
Still Need to Work On…
- Posture when hooping.
- Using arms, fingers, toes, legs to create more fluid and graceful movements.
- Cleaner transitions.
- Incorporating more off the body movements.
- Incorporating stalls and reversals.
- Barrel rolls…
- Smiling while hooping!
I always hated going to the circus when I was a kid. I am terrified of clowns. But as I’ve gotten interested in hooping and acro yoga and even now pole fitness I’ve started to develop an affinity for the … Continue reading
Whenever I’m around home for a Saturday during the summer I make a point to go to Yoga in the Park at Gray’s Lake. It’s my standing yoga date, and if I miss yoga for several days I know I … Continue reading