Remember when you were in elementary school, just watching the clock, waiting for 3pm? You'd RUN out of class, get on your bike, and smile the whole way home with friends.
I'm 32, and I still do that...Watching the clock at work, waiting to hop on this bike and ride with friends. And I couldn't stop smiling if I tried!
Tonight absolutely hit the spot! The sunset wasn't half bad either!
That trail life.
Run, smile. Run, smile.
Inhale possibility, exhale the goal. Inhale the goal, exhale possibility.
Percolating under the surface is the idea of self care. Even in the dirt. Or maybe especially in the dirt. Get over the social programming that self care is done inside on a sofa.
Venture up into the mountains of Escalante⛰ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Escalante is most noted for its beautiful and stunning desert 🌵 scenery. Don’t miss out on the beauty and tranquility you can find on the other side of its landscape
“This is gonna be a struggle bus... OH NO” [Video 3] 😂
I absolutely love watching myself during a really long fight to get weight up. My brain always seems to jump to humor. 💁🏼♂️ In these 3 videos, you’ll see me building to what I was hoping to be my new 10 rep max for Push Press. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WHICH I’M HAPPY TO SAY IT WAS!!! (Because I’ve never done it before...) 🤪
The last several weeks of programming have built to this moment and I’m pleased to say I’m thoroughly glad I’m not doing this again.
But of course if it were ever in my program I would do it. You might just have to fight me at first. 😝
Video 1: 115#
Video 2: 135#
Video 3: 155# *only 5 reps*
What do you like to eat on a toad trip?
These apple chips were a great snack for a long drive! ✨
Lots of water, bananas, and gummy bears. We usually make sandwiches instead of eating fast food or truck stop fried stuff. But sometimes it’s gotta do.
🎶 Don’t go chasing waterfalls 💦 What an absolute hidden gem this place it 🤩 1/2 between Cairns and Townsville - Murray’s Falls (QLD).... So glad we didn’t miss this place and I’m still a little confused as to why we didn’t know about it until today 🤷🏽♀️ 🤔.!!! NOT TO BE MISSED. @queensland | @australiatraveltips | @caravanandcampingwithkids
✨Today my dear friend & I took our biweekly walk through Two Rivers Park. We walk, solve all the worlds problems, and offer new perspectives during a small portion of our days that I have begun to consider sacred, and as she called it today luxurious. It’s such an honor and privilege to be able to take a walk in the park for a couple of hours and simply let everything else in our lives wait.
I was reminded how our paths crossed, how so many moons ago, which was only actually a year, we met and kindled this friendship that has been one of my greatest gifts. We had the most wonderful inspiring weekend, and without it and each other we never would have been confident enough to take risks and climb closer to who we are meant to be. It was truly a gift to have the opportunity to find her, and to find a bit of myself.
The last year has seen great loss. Change. Heartache. Celebration. Divorce. So many things have changed. And yet so many things have come to pass that are beautiful. Magnificent. Life giving. New businesses, new adventures, and a beautiful new friendship.
I wouldn’t change the last year for a moment. I wouldn’t take away the pains and losses for anything. Because everything has a purpose. Things and people that are now gone brought me great joy for a time. They left in their wake a fruitful new life that I get to call mine. Nothing is a regret.
Where were you a year ago? If nothing else, it should inspire you to see how far you’ve come and how far you can go in another. Things shift and change and grow and die every single day. Sometimes it takes months to see the impact. Sometimes the voids hurt for so long because you don’t know what’s coming in it’s place. But in my life, everything I’ve lost has made room for other things to grow bigger, taller, greater than they could ever have if they’d had to fight for space in a crowded life.
Take a moment to give thanks for all you’ve gained in a year, and even the things you’ve lost. Sometimes the things and people you lose are keeping you small. Sometimes the greatest gift you can give yourself is a walk in the park, true sisterhood, and space to become who you are—a Queen.✨
I'm so proud of Rai, she stayed a whole week at camp by herself while I headed back home to take care of a few things back there. I arrived back on site late yesterday afternoon while she was out and everything was in great shape.
Considering the amount of wind and rain we have had lately I was afraid she might have had to take refuge in the car.
I always fret when I leave Rai behind because there are a lot of manual tasks around the campsite that I usually take on, keeping the ropes tight, managing the camp fire and stuff like that.
Rai was quick to demonstrate her new found independence last night and made me sit and watch as she set about preparing for the storm we were expecting. I still get to make the coffee though :)
There’s just something about this time of year that makes trips to the mountains extra special. Whether it’s the changing of the leaves, snow dusted peaks, or solitude... it’s a genuine opportunity to invigorate the soul. Get out there and experience it!