Dear Lithe (love letters)

Dear Lauren & Lithe,

I figured it’s about time I send a long overdue love letter to you. I’ve been lithing since July of 2011, and although it took me a while to get fully “hooked,” I’ve been a devoted Old City 6am-er for some time now.
I remember coming to the first few classes and feeling quite intimidated by all the fit women and crazy energetic teachers. I recall (many) times when I’d be sore for days, unable to walk or sit like a normal human.  Thankfully, I still get sore on occasion, but the intimidation factor has subsided altogether. The Old City 6am crew is truly a friendly, happy and badass group of women.

I am so grateful to Lithe. When I decided to really commit and start forking over $200+ per month, I expected (and consistently got) an amazing workout every day. It really has been so much fun, despite the occasional hint of pure physical torture. What I didn’t expect was to get so much else from Lithe, namely several amazing friends. Lithe brought us together, and while we still all go to class most every day, we do SO much more together. Even our husbands have become friends!

This brings me to the underlying motivation for finally writing this letter. Come October 15th (give or take a day), my husband and I are setting sail. We’ve decided to take a leave from our jobs for one year and move on board our sailboat. Are we crazy? Maybe. We plan to sail south to Florida, and then on through the Caribbean, South and Central America, before finally returning to Philly and picking up where we left off. We’re excited, stressed and even a little scared, but we’ve been planning The Adventure for years and feel ready for what comes our way.

The closer our departure gets (18 days, eeeeks!), the more it hits me how much I’ll miss everyone, and of course how much I’ll miss Lithe. I still haven’t quite figured out where the best place for suspending resistance bands on the boat is, but it’s on the “to do” list. ;) It’s going to be a real challenge to motivate myself all year, especially without my favorite ladies by my side. Luckily, I’ve learned lots of crazy moves and CCS sequences these past couple years. Maybe after a year of witnessing all my Lithing, my husband will get hooked on Lithe too (ha)!

I will miss you all so much. Thank you to Lauren, all the great instructors (I'd be remiss if I didn't give a shoutout to Gerri, Joellyn, Elizabeth and Bari since they've been with me since my start), and all the lovely ladies who work for Lithe and greet us bright and early each morning!

Thank you again for everything. Please save me a spot in 6am classes when I get back!


P.S. My husband has started a blog should anyone want to check in on our shenanigans at sea: www.saileventyr.com


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Going to miss you, Dana!

Aww, thanks! I will miss you all like crazy. You'll have to do a little extra lithing for me while I'm gone. :-)

oh my goodness how exciting!! We will miss you, should we keep your mat reserved for you until you are back?! xx

Best of luck on your voyage. You will be missed at the crack of dawn. Can't wait to see lithe on location pictures throughout your journey. Best of luck and enjoy your trip!

We will definitely miss your bright and smiley face at 6am! Keep us updated!

Thanks ladies, you are all so sweet!

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