I got to hang out with a new hooping friend on Sunday.  Her name is Carol, and we are in Jenny’s hooping class at Studio Spin on Monday nights.  The week before, she had wanted someone to hoop with, just for practice and such, and I told her I’m usually up for stuff like that.  We exchanged contact information.

Come last Friday night, she e-mails me asking if I’d like to get together on Sunday.  I said I would, and hooped for about an hour and a half on a hot and humid afternoon.  It was nice!  She is a new hooper and full of questions.  Carol also wants to excel and learn.  That’s exciting to see!  We found a great place to meet at a local park.  It beautiful, with lots of shade trees and open grass.

I hope to hoop with Carol soon again.

Jenntober 2014

Happy Jenntober, everyone!  Jenntober is just a silly way of saying….IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!  And what am I doing on my birthday?  I’m going to hoop class! 

Actually, my husband Sam and I are going to celebrate on Saturday by going to a really nice restaurant, but he did have some cool surprises for me today.  My coworkers  had some lovely gifts and cards for me waiting on my desk, as well.  Later, my supervisor is taking me out to lunch.  It’s been a nice birthday this far!

Yesterday was Ryane’s first time teaching Studio Spin’s Intermediate hoop class.  She did great!  She brought a ton of new faces in, and Brett and I were there, too.  She had Brett, myself, and another experienced hooper work on cat eye isopops.  They are really cool moves.  Ryane said we’re going to compound on that a little bit next week by working on ghosting with those isolations and isopops.  We did go over that, too, a little yesterday.

Tonight is hoop class with Jenny.  Truthfully, it’s exactly what I want to be doing on my birthday.  Hooping with awesome people.  I got to do that yesterday, too.  Later, Sam is getting me an orange and black (for the Flyers) ice cream cake with the words “Happy Jenntober” on it.  There’s also some hard cider waiting for when I get home, too.  I think my plans for the rest of the day are just about right for me.

End of Class and Spreading Hoopiness

Yesterday was the last day of class.  Coming out of my cold/flu/thing, I went and hooped it out of me.  Well, almost.  I’m still stuffy, but I feel better!

Below is a photo that Jenny took of us in her class and posted on her Facebook page.  I’m the one in the green shirt on the end with bare feet.

I think I may have spread hoopiness to some other members of my family.  I invited my mother to the next series, and she in turn told my aunt about it, who is interested in trying out hooping now, too!  Yay!   I sent them the pertinent info about signing up.  I hope that they do.  Mom and Aunt Ellen, if you are reading this, DO IT.  We will have so much fun together!