I have fallen in love with the no-pressure, fun-in-the-sun celebration of “America’s Birthday” (as my son calls it). This holiday has easily and stealthily taken the lead as my favorite holiday. We try to celebrate with family and friends for a long weekend of (a lot of) great food, cannon balls into the lake, swimming, campfires, fireworks, and general horsing around. As the summers and years fly by faster, it is a little midpoint that I love to carve out to soak up the people and moments I love and purposely slow down for a few days of fun.
This year, I’ve also taken a few days off around the holiday to relax, rest, refresh, play, and let my little ones dictate the daily schedule. I’m sure I will run or do some yoga but am looking forward to my traditional “work-outs” shifting to nature hikes, water tag, or a stroll around the lake. It is easy to forget to prioritize play and rest with the myriad of other things filling up our days. I won’t pretend I am good at it, but I’ll let you know how it goes.
I also love the tipping point into the second half of the year. I’m going to ponder and plot some fitness goals and adventures to motivate me through the end of 2016. As always, I’d love some partners in crime so please do reply with any ideas, goals, challenge wishes, or tricks up your sleeve. Until then, may your days be merry and light….and may all your fireworks be bright!
Megan @ Wise Heron