Hooping on the Akron Rail-to-Trail

Thanks to Daylight Savings, it was a lovely evening last yesterday.  It wasn’t too cold, and I had cabin fever.  I decided to hoop.  I grabbed one of my heavier hoops and went outside.  I ended up on the rail-to-trail that runs behind my house.  It was the only dry spot I could comfortably hoop.

There were a lot of people and pooches on the trail.  I got some comments, kind ones, and looks from people walking and jogging.  Some kids on bikes even stopped outright to stare.  I don’t care anymore.  I’m used to it!

Sam eventually came down and joined me and we took a selfie together.  I also took attempted to take a selfie hooping. My face is all scrunchy from looking into the sun, but you get the point.

I talked Sam into taking a video of my hooping on the trail.  It’s short, but here it is.  Enjoy!


First and foremost, I’m the biggest fan of Daylight Savings Time, but I am a fan of more sunshine when I get home from work.  Losing that hour of sleep really throws me off for a few days, but if I have time to enjoy the sun and hoop outside a little bit before dinner, I’ll take it!  And that is exactly what I did last night.

As soon as I got home last night, I threw on a pair of legging, a long sleeve t-shirt, and sneakers, and grabbed two hoops before I went out the door to the park.  Due to all the melting snow, the park was marshy, but doable.  I walked out to a sunny patch and started to practice.

It felt good.  I got to practice moves I’ve been dying to work on, including lifting the hoop off my waist and over my head.  Since I’m practicing it, the move is slowly coming together.  I also worked on isolations and practicing hooping in my non-dominant current.

I think I’m going to like more sun to practice outside with as the days get longer come the spring equinox.  Hooray for sunshine!