When I was on vacation in Minnesota last month there was an open field, I could practice a little bit without hurting myself or damaging my surroundings. I got the bug again. So when I got back from vacation, my comrade, Cathleen Nardi blogged that she was going to do 100 Days of Handstands, I knew it was an opportunity for me to get going and support a friend.
We're each making up our own 'rules' for what needs to happen during the 100 Days and what we consider 'success' at the end of the 100 Days. I decided my fundamental goal would be to be in a controlled, unsupported handstand for six full, calm breaths. This may or may not be by a wall (I'd prefer away from a wall and I'm on track for that, but I'll take it however I can get it). If I reach this goal while at the wall, I'll need to come up with goal #2 while continuing my 100 days. Anti up!!! My initial goal doesn't describe how elegantly I get into position - maybe that'll be how I anti up!
Then there's the question of what has to happen each day in order to be considered a 'successful' completion of a handstand practice. I'm realizing that whatever this is will need to change as I go along. And I'm realizing that I need to be kind to myself. If I miss a day, that's ok, I just tack on another day on the end. I'm still gonna make those 100 Days and hopefully as consecutive as possible.
And I suspect I'm going to get more than I bargained for. Such is usually the case for trying to do seemingly impossible things.
Yep, this is gonna be a good trip!