Lawn service in action, 2012, via Instagram.
Summer is moving into Minnesota and serving up some truly spectacular days. We had a very early Spring here and I found myself getting a bit nervous at the impending heat and humidity. 80 degrees in March? Really?
I know a lot of people thrive in the thickness of summer, but historically I have not been one of those people. That said, a few years back when I started to run, I found a way to connect to being outside even on the warmest days through my runs and I was shocked to find that I wouldn't wilt like some hot house flower afterall.
This is the last year I will have a kid in school for most of the summer. Cole is finishing his final year at school—a year round program—and after that, I will have two kids with nothing in their summers but time, baseball games, trips up to our family's lake house and possibly a bit of boredom.
Summer baseball begins, 2012, via Instagram.
As always, there is work. I really hope to make this summer a productive one. I have a new class idea for 2013 that needs a lot of brainstorming and fleshing out and I also am planning to work on a revamped Move More, Eat Well for 2013. I figure, this is always going to be a part of my life's focus and I like to share that journey with those who are like minded. Plus, it keeps me honest. It's much harder to throw in the towel on health and fitness when you're leading a workshop on the very subject.
Aidan has her first real job lined up for summer, a nannying job for our neighbors. She'll be on the job from 8 to 5 throughout July. Dan will be carrying on at the coffee shop. Cole will be toughing out the final months of 6th grade.
And I'll be around, of course. The internet is always a part of my summer plan.
What is your summer shaping up to look like?