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May Recap

Posted on May 27, 2019 by under Life.    

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Did you know that the first full week of May is National Nurses Week? Actually neither did I until I was hired by Wesley (through the YMCA) to lead Zumba for their nurses that week.

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I only had four lovely nurses join because (a) it’s monsoon season here in Wichita and it was raining nonstop that day and (b) the nurses were working 12-hour days and those who had gotten off work didn’t have any energy to stay — they just wanted to go home and make dinner. My contact Jelinda said there were people who were off that day who said they were interested in coming to do Zumba but the weather probably discouraged them. We originally planned to have the Zumba outside on their courtyard but because of the weather we had to do it in one of the conference rooms.

Despite the low participation rate, the four of us had a great time. Also, it was better than the yoga session they scheduled that morning which I heard had zero participants. It’s a real shame. I think the hospital leadership was doing the right thing by coming up with fun activities for the nurses to show how much they’re appreciated but things just didn’t work out well, schedule and weather-wise.

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I’m being a good Zumba ambassador as I continue to invite people to try my classes. I actually managed to convince another coworker to try it. Last year Amelia started doing Zumba with us. Last month Tom got to try it. A couple of weeks ago, Amir (another coworker of ours) got to try it.

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I had an opportunity to sub Anna’s Aqua Zumba class at West YMCA a few weeks ago (the same Saturday that Amir tried my Zumba class). Matt actually came to Aqua Zumba. I invited him but I didn’t think he would actually show up. Imagine my surprise! He even made a sign. It was very nice.

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Speaking of surprises, Brian and I decided to surprise grandma with a pop-up Mother’s Day card and some cake pops. When Brian went to deliver it, he discovered that his parents sent the exact same card to grandma. Proof that great minds think alike. She got a good laugh out of it.

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Here’s a pic of me teaching one of my last Aqua Zumba classes at VASA Fitness for the season. I each Aqua Zumba at the Andover YMCA at the same time during the summer months (June, July, and August) so Victoria is taking over for me until September. I will miss this awesome group so much!

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In other news, the weather is finally nice enough now for us to play outdoor pickleball. I got to play outside a few times this month and I must say, it’s a whole different world than playing indoors.

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I also made three Rotary luncheons this month which is amazing considering I probably made three total last year.

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My favorite meeting by far is the final mini grant presentation. I missed all the other ones. I’m glad I got to see at least one of them.

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Tina and Justin came back to Zumba. That always makes me really happy because I will sometimes invite people and they’ll show up as a courtesy but then they don’t come back. And that makes me sad even though I know it’s not personal. Zumba just isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

We had a very successful Y Takeover event at Chicken N Pickle last weekend. I will blog about it separately because Brian got a ton of great pics and videos.

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We also had a very nice time dog sitting Jay and Becca’s dog Gronk over Memorial Weekend. As an added bonus, our friend Alicia got to meet grandma when she dropped off Gronk on Saturday.

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I think that pretty much catches up the blog (besides the Y Takeover post, which is still in the works). Whew! I can’t believe we are finally caught up at long last!

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