This morning started with my partner and I having a heated discussion (aka argument) about what we each believe to be true about sickness, pain, and how to heal. I believe that the body is sending us a message when we are off kilter - you are going way too hard and not taking time for yourself - so bam! I’ll make you sick so you have to slow down.
I’ve been less than 💯% this past week - I’ve had a cold that is really hanging on - largely due to the fact that I have been traveling at Mach 120 for the last number of weeks. Like knock knock, Tez, it’s time for a timeout.
So the Mr. and I came to fisticuffs about what we each believe to be true - how to heal ourselves when we are feeling the shits. He is all about pharmaceuticals and I am all about letting what’s there work it’s course to go away while slathering myself with essential oils and getting rest.
Neither of us is wrong to believe to believe what resonates innately within, and after a short cooling off period, we both acknowledged how we dealt with the situation and apologized. Not exactly how I wanted to start my Sunday, but so happy that we can resolve arguments like adults without me going off the defensive deep end like I’ve been known to do in the past. 🧡
✍🏻 Edan Harari
"I've had the highest mountains.
I've had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but not til you move it.
Now take it in but don't look down.
'Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey
I'm on top of the world, 'ey
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I've been waiting to smile, 'ey
Been holding it in for a while, 'ey
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I'm on top of the world........
The road to your dreams is long. You must climb all the mountains, jump all the obstacles, pick yourself up when you fall down and smile when you hurt. But when you get to the top the view is so sweet.
Looking at Mirror Lake yesterday, seeing my dream from the top. Looks much less intimidating up here. Reality is ........anything is possible if you want it bad enough. It's beautiful when you push for your dreams.......
...Tomorrow Everything is possible❤️.
The revenge medal: 1km #openwaterswim completed! I DNF last year’s event on 1 Oct 2017 as I panicked when the waves got too choppy and got fished out. Fast forward 9.5 months later: The water conditions today were not as calm as I expected for a 730am start but even as I felt panicky at the first 100m, I decided that I have to push through this. I am not going to DNF this again! (Despite completing a 70.3, I still get very uncomfortable/panicky with OWS) Many thanks to @coachmikeonthemic for the coaching and mental prep. Reminding myself to have faith in the training and hours put in. 31mins! 🙌 Looking back at my first OWS last April where I took 40mins to complete 800m OWS. I am definitely improving slowly but surely! Just have to keep pounding and putting in the hours. #swimming#swimbikerun#triathlon#humansoftriathlon#triathlongram#3athlonlife#girlswhotri#bettydesigns#doepicshit#everybodyisabetty#badassisbeautiful
When I set out to ride my bike across the country, there were some weird ass looks and some naysayers. But there always will be, no matter what you set out to do. And then you get out there and it’s beautiful and it’s challenging and it changes you. Adventures, especially long ones, are pure magic for our well-being, letting us reflect about the hard stuff and giving us permission to have entire days of thinking about everything and nothing at the same time. The days turn into weeks, the moon shines and hides, and the body shifts its calluses from the soul to the feet. It’s so simple and so freeing.
Joel and I have seen each other a few times while he’s been on the trail and each time is better. It’s pretty incredible to watch the transformation of someone you love, knowing how it feels at least somewhat and finding my own power in challenge through his stories. He’ll be home next week and I can’t wait. But until then, I hope he soaks up a few more little bits of trail life to bring back to home life. Because a home life with more of a trail life vibe... yea, maybe that’s what we all need.
❤️ @boeljehnke ❤️
Last day of my holidays in Spain and it was pretty awesome with beautiful rides to Ojén & twice to Istán! 🚴🏼♀️🇪🇸
I wanted to ride to Ojén because I wanted to check the #IM703Marbella bike course a bit! And man it’s beautiful but HARD! I only did 10km one way and then rode back, and those 10km were just climb, climb, climb! 570m of ascent... 🚴🏼♀️⛰😅💦 (In total the 90km bike course has 1400m of ascent... Dunno how you’re supposed to have legs to run a half marathon afterwards 😱😬)
Then I climbed 12km (400m ascent) up to Istán and I loved the route up there so much that I did it twice! 😍🚴🏼♀️⛰ Super recommend it and there were lots of cyclists going up & down!
Mi cuerpo se cansó de llorar y doler. Despertó dos horas antes de lo previsto y me llevó a nuestro lugar feliz, donde podemos movernos, expandirnos, contraernos, y sentirnos tan enormes o diminutos e insignificantes como queramos. Allá arriba, el viento nos habló. Se mezcló con nuestro espíritu y en un silencioso diálogo interno decidimos que no hay tiempo qué perder.
Not all bricks look the same. Today’s brick was a 2 hour ride followed by 5 miles of walking around the Zoo.
I knew if i did my brick run after my ride, even starting my ride early that a) i wouldn’t have the time to see the Zoo before naptime and b) i would be beat and have zero motivation to go. Today (and everyday) my family trumps training.
Triathlon’s are my hobby. The thing i do for enjoyment and fun. To relieve stress and add some personal challenges in my life. Triathlon’s are not to take time away from my family. They are not to add more stress in my life. And they are not to bring self doubt and negativity into my self talk.
So today i skipped the run and headed to Zoo. My heart and head are happy!
The incredible Roberta is about 30 hours into her 59 hour treadmill challenge, and still going strong!
Fancy Runner Roberta is celebrating her 59th birthday by running for 59hrs on her treadmill, whilst raising money for senior dogs.
Find out more about her epic challenge at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/59-hour-run-for-muttville/robertahorn?utm_campaign=ocdonate #muttsville#seniordogs#treadmill
Our return to #vanlife was long overdue. Life out here on the road is exactly where we need to be at this time in our lives. Oh, and @seeking.trails is loving the whole dancing in wild spaces thing....#livefree
Thanks Mother Nature for an overcast day for my endurance run! My last few runs were on super hot and super sunny days ☀️. Today it felt good! Despite the cooler temp, I made sure to drink one full bottle of water in addition to the hydration taken during the run to make sure my liquids were replenished was quenched 💦
Well that was fun and wobbly! 😊😊Day 8 #ArmsDownFeetUp and lady legs with @calamityjill21 @lunar11mermaid Sponsors @umstuff @omgoddess.clothing @highlyawake @mamaszen @shideawords @aquaburns @gitayogaclothing @knockaround
How many of you out there can actually say you've explored your state? I'm pretty sure not many. Could be because you dont have the time to explore cuz youre working none stop to make a living. I was there once and now I am randomly traveling around Washington State just because I can. Before coming back to Washington I was exploring up and down the East Coast. None of these things would have ever have happened if it wasn't for the life choice I made to join the Marines. It's not for everybody but Travel and Adventure can be. So get up get outside and explore what's around you.