I started 2017 with a cold plunge into Ashland Creek with a bunch of other “polar bears”. It felt great! Except for my feet which felt like they were frozen solid. But nothing a nice hot shower didn’t fix. We are in the middle of a colder than usual winter here in Southern Oregon and we’ve had more snow than in the last several winters combined. But generally, it’s been good to be out there teaching and practicing. I love doing T’ai-Chi in a park, particularly the one where I teach, because parks, like T’ai-Chi, are a nice blend of Nature and Culture. Any exercise is great, but outdoor exercise is even better. At least for me.
*A heads up for next month: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017: “Love Gong Wrong”
The only rules of this Hack Circle:
1. You’ve got to use your feet to keep the sack in the air and off the ground. No hands! (10 voluntary pushups if you do)
2. If you miss or otherwise screw up, you can’t say, “I’m Sorry.” (10 voluntary pushups if you do)
3. No serving to yourself. (10 voluntary pushups if you do)
4. No hotdogging. Meaning this is not about how many tricks you can do before the sack hits the ground, and it’s not about working obsessively on tricks. Tricks are fine but in general, we want to keep the hack going as a friendly group and keep everyone involved.
See you at Caldera rain or shine. The overpass provides shelter from the rain and once the circle gets going, you’ll be plenty warm regardless of the weather.