Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Equinox, 108, New York trip.

Happy Vernal Equinox!  There was a point around today that our Earths axis was tilted neither towards or away from the sun.
"Although the word equinox is often understood to mean "equal [day and] night," this is not strictly true. For most locations on earth, there are two distinct identifiable days per year when the length of day and night are closest to being equal; those days are referred to as the "equiluxes" to distinguish them from the equinoxes. Equinoxes are points in time, but equiluxes are days. By convention, equiluxes are the days where sunrise and sunset are closest to being exactly 12 hours apart."

  The beginning of spring is one of my favorite times of year.  Its when the weather starts to warm up and I can run outside again.  Its when I open all the doors and windows and send the kids outside when they start to drive me mad.  Its when I can finally breath again after a long winter of hardship. T-shirts come out and sweaters get put away.  I feel hopeful.


  Here in Des Moines there may not be flowers blooming yet other than Crocus ,of which I have not come across, there are however many plants and trees blooming.  This is a bee that I photographed when working with Jerry tending to his bee hives a couple of days ago.  There were loads of bees with full pollen baskets so spring is definitely here!


  One of my goals for this year was to do 108 Sun Salutations four times this year. (The link shows the type of salutations that I do.)   Once on each change of season.  I have not kept to many of my goals due to one thing or another but I have done 108 Sun Salutations today.
   I thought of my breath as I did each pose.  This is the first time I have felt like I was synced up with breath and movement.   I also focused on the problem areas and my form.  I also didn't take myself too seriously since 108 is a whole bunch of salutations.   I broke it down into 12 sets of 9 Sun Salutations at a time.   Some sets were back to back and the rest spread out throughout the day as I prepared food and lived my daily life.


  I am trying to work out a trip to NYC for a barefoot running coaching program with Lee Saxby.  It is a unique opportunity and it would fit in nicely with my trip to Mind The Ducks, although it will be a BIG trip.    So..... anyone want to host a barefoot runner, me, for a few days in May???  I will be at the Chelsea Piers during the long days.  Any tips on navigating the mass transit systems of Manhattan?  

Exciting things to think about.  Its easier to consider when I feel well and the weather is nice.

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