#getaboveitall

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What's that big goal, for you? Finishing that degree...completing that marathon...getting that job...painting a portrait...learning to fly...? What did you do today to get a little closer? And what will you do tomorrow? #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @mtn_lust With: @jenny.ruff
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Your body still aches from yesterday’s adventure up Half Dome. So much about this new place is revitalizing, the quiet meadow, the fallen sequoia providing a place to sit and think, even the way the sun cascades through the trees seems to relax you. You sit and reflect. Yesterday was a lucky chance. A once in a lifetime hike. A hike the required a permit. Your eyes glance down the delicate tangle of roots that weakened and could no longer hold up this massive sequoia. Why permits? Why do we need to limit access to these spaces? Perhaps conservation and protection, or to ensure only prepared hikers enter... or is it to keep certain people out? And then your mind drifts to the US-Mexico boarder and you wonder if the same reasoning for permits should apply there- or should we allow it to be as free flowing as the Niagara Falls? What risks could there possibly be?
It s funny because I know for a fact no one cares I went kayaking or what I do from day to day. Maybe this is just for myself... I save those moments and I look back on them like my digital photos album. If someone out there gets enjoyment out of those things I share, that’s a plus and I wish you were all here with me. Love, Yahya . . #naturelover #getoutdoors #getoutandexplore #advanturetime #instagood #californiagram #picoftheday #menwhoadventure #amateurphotography #exploreamerica #getfit #fitguys #lovethisplace #amateurphotography #getaboveitall #advanturetime #friend #thankful #exploreamerica
Had a great time yesterday even though I was sick and could barely swallow my water. Crossed 3 & 4 off my 4k's list ✔ We stopped at the tent site to see what the weather was like the last few nights (cause it was 29° when we started hiking). Friday night was 108 mile an hour winds😮 Now to spend my day helping a few people put their orders in cause I don't think I can move from this couch😷 - - - - - - - - - - - - - #getoutside #outdoors #nh #nature #naturebabe #girlsinthewoods #getaboveitall #naturelover #optoutside #hikerbabe #hikerchicksrock #hikethewhites #hikemountains #NH48 #4000footers #wander #wmnf #summits #peaks #wilderness #mountaintops #makeanimpression #hikenh #exploring #explorenh
Chase your dreams and ambitions. Don’t let anyone tell you can’t fly or achieve your goals. With practice, determination and consistency you can accomplish anything! Happy Monday and start to the first full week of Fall! 👊🏻 🦅 ✈️💙💛❤️🙆🏻‍♂️ _______________________ This is Monument Valley located just outside of Kayenta Arizona. The colors and landscape of this Navajo Nation Park are just unmatched. This is quite a large park so plan on at minimum a full day if not more to fully explore these unique rock formations. Keep in mind that this is the desert so it’s hot most days from Spring thru Fall, yet cools off quite nicely at night. For my trip, I stayed at the Goulding Campgrounds not far from the entrance to Monument Valley. This campground was run by the Navajo people and was very well maintained. Another plus was the WiFi available throughout the site. Make some plans to see this place and you may feel like you can fly too! ________________________ 🎶🎵🎶 “Up where the mountains meet the heavens above Out where the lightning splits the sea I could swear there is someone somewhere watching me Through the wind and the chill and the rain And the storm and the flood I can feel his approach like a fire in my blood I need a hero I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night He's gotta be strong, and he's gotta be fast And he's gotta be fresh from the fight I need a hero I'm holding out for a hero till the morning light He's gotta be sure, and it's gotta be soon And he's gotta be larger than life” 🎵🎶🎵 Lyrics from Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler __________________________ #hikingtrail #hikeitoutnow #idhikethat #getoutdoors #arizonalandscapes #neverstopexploring #roamtheplanet #getaboveitall #hikingadventure #hikerdaily #monumentvalley #desert #Kayenta #fitguys #getoutside #Lovethisplanet #Natureaddict #coloradoglasses #arizonavacation #exploreeverything #hikingadventures #adventuretime #peoplewhohike #photooftheday #navajonation #optoutside #instagood #coloradoinstagram #menwhoadventure #woodchuckusa
#sciencelesson ...Hot air balloons can actually fly in very warm temperatures so long as the atmosphere is stable. Problems arise when the atmosphere becomes unstable. In an unstable atmosphere the bottom layer becomes warmer than the upper layers. Causing warm pockets of air rise rapidly and unpredictably. Potentially causing a balloon to rocket up into unexpected elevations.
In the Chaos of the world... you and I found eachother and with that we found a love that was waiting for us. .. 📷 #mysterymac .. #beyouforyou #purebliss #followouradventure #hikingcouples #coupleswhohike #love #truelove #naturediscoshighloveadventure #gohikeit #hikrlife #inlandempirehike #loveislife #uhikelikeus #getaboveitall
42/52. Saturday, 09-22-18 My second peak in six days, my third time ascending Mount Baldy, but my first time the “easy” way 🤣😥 ...and another awesome group of kick ass women to hike with! Standing at 10,064 feet Baldy is the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains & the highest point in LA County. * * * Devil’s backbone, ridges, pine trees, tequila shots, more new friends, spooky early morning drive up the mountain, last day of summer...this is Mount San Antonio * * 🔘 Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) 🔘LA County/San Bernardino County, CA 🔘 11 miles ✅ 🔘 Elevation Change: 3,940 feet 🔘 Loop #getoutdoors #optoutside #rei1440project #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingobsessed #ilovehiking #wanderlust #ilovehiking #hiking_hobby #lovetohike #52hikechallenge #52hikechallenge2018 #adventure #adventuretime #adventureseeker #chickswhohike #hikerbabesorg100 #journeyto100 #journeyto100andbeyond @hiker_babes #getaboveitall #mountbaldy #mountsanantonio #california #sangabrielmountains #girlswhohike #girlswhohikela #girlswhohikeoc #lastdayofsummer
A little 10 mile tree farm trail therapy for #sundayrunday with these beauts 😍 It’s good the whole group is back together because we are really good for each other. Like a match made in trail running heaven 🏃🏽‍♀️❤️ . . . #runnersmakethebestfriends #runsquad #runningcrew #traillove
“Ô, Wanderess, Wanderess When did you feel your most euphoric kiss? Was I the source of your greatest bliss?”~~Roman Payne . This running for fun thing is bliss☺️ . Had my sister & her partner visiting for the week. So much fun being tourists in the #pnw . This photo was from our adventures at #deceptionpass . Thanks for the good times & 📷 @misti.lu & @adnarimtian. We ❤️ y’all . #mysisterisbetterthanyours #lovetorun #runwa #runhappy
Immeasurable possibilities lay ahead. Open your heart to people and opportunities placed in your path. #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @williamalbritton
A beautiful message via @myrunbum -"When you’re facing obstacles, struggles, and challenges — whatever they may be — stand strong. There are moments that break you, whether it’s seeing others do what you want to be doing, whether it’s not meeting a goal you just can’t seem to reach, or simply feeling out of control, but in these moments you have to refocus your energy on the good, the power in yourself to change your mindset. Keep moving forward, keep thriving, and trust that your future self will look back at this as a moment on your journey to true strength. 💙💙💙 . . . . #instarunners #trailsisters #getaboveitall #runitfast #ultrarunner #trailrunningcommunity #runningviews #morethanmiles #whywerun #runningstrong #furtherfasterstronger #runningtime #readytorun #runescape #igrunner #spreadyourwings #shemovesmountains #trailrunnersofinstagram #runstagram #runspiration #sheadventures   #runnersofig #time2run #ilovetorun #runwithme #trailrunning #outsideisfree
The last two days my spirit has been down and I’ve been letting it affect my enjoyment of where I am, physically in this beautiful place and personally in life. But I need to remember how fortunate I am to be currently unemployed and free to roam the land, to have no schedule and be able to spend as much or as little time as I want in a location, and to be on this journey which has helped me grow. Today is a new day and I am going to walk through it with my heart appreciating every autumn leaf I see and every rain drop that may fall on my head 🙏🏼 • • #themountainsarecalling #in2nature #greettheoutdoors #livewild #sheadventures #mymadness #herwanderfullife #nomadlife #meditationspace #sheexplores #getaboveitall #thefloweredlife #ladiesgetoutside #nomadlife #seekmorewilderness #alpinebabes #outdoorwomen #staywildish #gogalavanting #wayfaringwomen #seekthetrails #likeamountaingirl #freshairandfreedom
Happy “Summer ending” Sunday! So it’s official, the Fall season is now upon us which makes for some of the best hiking and camping weather of the year! What’s your favorite camping destination in Colorado? 🤔⛺️🍂🌲🍁🏔🌲☀️🐿🦅 ________________________ These are shots from my recent trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve located in Mosca Colorado. I was in total awe of the massive sand dunes that sit just in front of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The trails, the campgrounds and the views from this place are definitely something worth checking out for yourself. This park offers sand surfing/skiing but I’ll have to try that out on another adventure as I ran out of time on this trip. There is nothing like sleeping under the stars at night in a magically beautiful outdoor paradise. This is my happy place. This is my serenity. _________________________ 🎶🎵🎶 “Fucked up but it's what I need Oh god will I find my peace I need serenity Is this my serenity? Yeah Fucked up but it's what I need Oh god will I find my peace I need serenity Is this my serenity? Yeah” 🎵🎶🎵 Lyrics from Through Hell by Palisades ___________________________ #hikingtrail #hikeitoutnow #idhikethat #getoutdoors #soulmatesearching #neverstopexploring #roamtheplanet #getaboveitall #hikingadventure #hikerdaily #GreatSandDunesNationalPark #mountains #Mosca #fitguys #getoutside #Lovethisplanet #Natureaddict #coloradoglasses #coloradovacation #exploreeverything #hikingadventures #adventuretime #peoplewhohike #photooftheday #colorado #optoutside #instagood #coloradoinstagram #menwhoadventure #woodchuckusa
Regrann from @hikeheaven - @tjtrailster ・・・ Why do I hike? Moments like this, with people like these. #hikefam #daretodetour #getaboveitall Pc:@michaelcameli - #regrann
@tjtrailster ・・・ Why do I hike? Moments like this, with people like these. #hikefam #daretodetour #getaboveitall Pc:@michaelcameli
Holy RAINFALL ☔️ this morning ! I always say living in the #PNW you can’t wait on good weather... just gear up and GO! It changes so quickly... sheets of rain for the first 8 miles and warm sun for the last 2.5 miles 🌦And now back to pissing down rain. Okay then Mother Nature... whatever you say 💁🏽‍♀️ . #runnergirl #noexcuses
When in Tahoe ✌🏽#getaboveitall
It’s amazing what being completely disconnected for a few days will do for you. This was day two of our 26 mile hike with no cell connections. #eaglerock #eaglerockloop #unplugged #getaboveitall #hikingadventures #ospreypacks
A wise man once said "stretch every day, eat plenty of vegetables, and don't take things too seriously - mostly, don't take things too seriously ". #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @discol0c0
I took my little sidekick with me the other day to see the Kokanee salmon at Causey Reservoir. Riding in the pack isn't her favorite thing but I think she is starting to get used to it. I am so glad we went. The views were beautiful! __________________________________________ #causeyreservoir #lovemysidekick #stgraves2018 #ogdentrailrunning #ogdentrails #wmwranglers #outdoorwomen #trailsisters #womensrunningcommunity #trailrunningviews #womenwhohike #getaboveitall #thisisogden #crazymotherrunners
If they don't make you jump off a cliff with them are they really your friend?
Left a little piece of my heart on a mountain in Innsbruck! ❤️ ❤️❤️ Feeling extremely grateful to have been part of the IFSC climbing world championships, and get a chance to explore these mountains and this beautiful city the last two weeks! It was an amazing experience and I’m already dreaming of a return visit! (Special thanks to @highbrewcoffee for their amazing support of this adventure!) #innsbruck #innsbruckaustria #adventuretravel #thatadventurelife #adventurevisuals #nordkette #ontopoftheworld #viewsfordays #themountainsarecalling #imustgo #staywild #wherethewildthingsare #innsbruck2018 #ifscworldchampionships #playoutside #teamevolv #cruzerlife #climbinglife #climbingcompetition #climbingisbliss #alwaysevolv #favoritethings #adventureon #explorealways #adventurealways #highbrewcoffee #forthosewhodo #getaboveitall #tirol #klettern
Because the truth is, growth doesn’t always feel nice—but every once in a while, it’ll feel like just the thing you need. ~ Ash Ambridge #sunsets #latergram #getoutside #layercake #freshair #pinkskiesatnight #mamaearth #getaboveitall #newhampshire
I'm not one for religion in the least. But I am one for solace. So when I found this chapel overlooking the boats in the harbor on San Juan Island, and the windows reminded me of the little church on a hill in rural Alabama where we honored my grandmother, I stepped inside. In that particular moment, I was feeling wildly alone. Islands have a way of forcing you to consider solitude and the gaps between us, the effort it can take to connect. After all, the MV Legendary had just spent hours churning wake through the Haro Straight to reach Roche. I found myself longing for a human harbor, for (as @bravermountain.mushing put it for @outsidemagazine ) "the person whose neck smells like home." For family as it is and isn't. So I lit a candle and stood in that lonely instant and inhabited it fully. And then I walked back out into the sun, to the Sculpture Park and dinner and friends.
A true life with others is incredibly rewarding, but isn't all sunshine and rainbows. It's often deep in the trenches, where it's dirty and nasty and messy...and an incredible blessing. This weekend, pay attention to those around you, and be thankful for the sunshine and the rain. #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @coloradoguy76
Happy Friday and the last official full day of summer! 👍🏻☀️ Here in Colorado Fall arrives Saturday evening at 7:54pm. I’m looking forward to the perfect temps and blue sky days that usually accompany the fall season here in Colorado. 🍁🍂 🍁 🍂🍁🏔⛺️🐿🤙🏻☀️ ————————————- This was shot at Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. As many of you know, I have this addiction for exploring Utah! This park lived up to and exceeded my expectations. This hike was only about a mile to the bottom of the canyon but the descent down was about 1000 feet so a little challenging on the way back up, but these views were so worth it. Now is the time to get out and explore the southwest as the fall temps cool things off a bit. ————————————- 🎵🎶🎵 “The past is dust undo concern There's hell to pay and it's your turn The hardest thing you'll ever learn Is what bridge to cross and what bridge to burn What bridge to cross and what bridge to burn How much talking does it take Talking 'bout your bad mistakes Gonna to talk you wide awake Talk until your ego breaks What's the matter with you? What bridge to cross and what bridge to burn What bridge to cross and what bridge to burn What bridge to cross and what bridge to burn What bridge to cross and what bridge to burn” 🎵🎶🎵 Lyrics from WTF by Heart _____________________________ #hikingtrail #hikeitoutnow #idhikethat #getoutdoors #utahlandscapes #neverstopexploring #roamtheplanet #getaboveitall #hikingadventure #hikerdaily #chooseutah #desert #naturalbridges #fitguys #getoutside #Lovethisplanet #Natureaddict #coloradoglasses #utahvacation #exploreeverything #hikingadventures #adventuretime #peoplewhohike #photooftheday #naturalbridgesnationalmonument #optoutside #instagood #utahgram #menwhoadventure #woodchuckusa
“Her Time ... She has been feeling it for awhile - that sense of awaking. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her - she will nurture it and let it grow. She won't let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core - this is her time. She will not only climb mountains - she will move them too.” -Lang Leav . . Thank you for the reminder @mj_quitz 💗 . #Theuniverseofus #strongwomen #movemountains #nurtureyoursoul #hertime #badasstuesday #findyourdirt #knottybynature #badasswomen #wildchild #lifeisoutdoors #activelifestyle #gooniesneversaydie #forceofnature #wildernessbadass #desertlove #redrocks #shesatrailblazer #hikerdaily #getaboveitall Thank you : natashajavabean Your pics are wow...
Laid back, waiting on the weekend. #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @allissathompson
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ~Lauren DeStefano🌲🍁🍂 _____________________________________________________ #ogdentrails #getoutandlive #myogden #worlderunners #ultrarunners #outdoorwomen #runnersrepost #runitfast #womenwhohike #runtoexplore #runshots #mtnchicks #womenwhohikeutah #trailandkale #wonderfulwildwomen #trailheadrunningco #getaboveitall #trailsisters #runnerswanderlust #ogdenadventure #ogdenmountainrunning #wmwranglers #truckerhatsandtrails #hikethewasatch #outsideinogden #ogdentrailrunning
Happy last Thursday of the summer season of 2018! 👊🏻 👙 🏖 🌊 🏊‍♀️ 🏊 🌵🐫 🏜🌋⛰🌞 _________________ This is Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley just across the Utah state line into Arizona. The cost of admission was $20 to drive through this and that was good for 4 days. What a magnificent area to take in these otherworldly formations and landscapes. It’s no wonder this area is under strict protection by the Navajo people to keep this beauty from disappearing. _________________ 🎵🎶🎵 ”I am the needle in your vein and I control you I am the high you can't sustain and I control you I am the pusher I'm a whore and I control you I am the need you have for more and I control you I am the bullet in the gun and I control you I am the truth from which you run and I control you I am the silencing machine and I control you I am the end of all your dreams and I control you I take you where you want to go I give you all you need to know I drag you down I use you up Mr. Self-destruct” 🎶🎵🎶 Lyrics to Mr Self Destruct by Nine Inch Nails _____________________________ #hikingtrail #hikeitoutnow #idhikethat #getoutdoors #arizonalandscapes #neverstopexploring #roamtheplanet #getaboveitall #hikingadventure #hikerdaily #monumentvalley #desert #Kayenta #fitguys #getoutside #Lovethisplanet #Natureaddict #coloradoglasses #arizonavacation #exploreeverything #hikingadventures #adventuretime #peoplewhohike #photooftheday #navajonation #optoutside #instagood #coloradoinstagram #menwhoadventure #woodchuckusa
Be proud of where you come from - it's part of what makes you who you are. #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @frangibar
Oh hey, I just passed my one year mark of being a dirty hippy living in this beast 🎉 Recently I met someone on the road who asked if I decided to live in my car because I was running from something or going towards something. I would say it’s been a bit of both. Running from the parts of reality I needed space from so that I could heal, and running towards my life dreams of seeing beautiful places and meeting wonderful people and feeling like I was doing what my heart wanted to do, rather than what I felt I should do. Forever grateful for this experience and all the blessings it has brought to me 💕 • • #in2nature #carliving #greettheoutdoors #livewild #sheadventures #mymadness #journeyoflife #lifeontheroad #getaboveitall #ladiesgetoutside #nomadlife #seekmorewilderness #outdoorwomen #gogalavanting #staywildish #wayfaringwomen #meetthemoment #womenontheroad #freshairandfreedom
Holoway Falls what a special treat on my recent hike at Joffre Lakes Park. Again expect the unexpected and be prepared backcountry hiking is much different the wather can change on a dime safety first. #bcparks #hikesnearvancouver #lovelowa #bcadventuresmart #joffrelakes #hikingadventures #hikingheart #happiestoutdoors #happyadventuring #explorebc #explorebeyondtheusual #getaboveitall #pnwbc #pnwadventures #constantlycollectingmoments #liveinthemoment #liveyourbestlife #waterfallwednesday #waterfallsfordays #trails #traveloften #adventure #604explore
It doesn’t take special super powers to be a wonder woman. Each of us has challenges and each of us generally has the abilities to overcome them. It just might take a good pair of hiking boots and some badass buddies to help you through it! So, whatever your mountain is, don’t give up!! 🙌💕⛰ Cheers to all the Wonder Women out there! 💪 . . . . 📷// @tracey.s_journey 🙏🏽 . . . #wanderwoman #mtwhitneysummit #14505ft #legday #activelifestyle #onefootinfrontoftheother #pushforthrpeak #forceofnature #wildchild #wildernessculture #womenwhohike #hikeus #wildernessbadass #soulfulladventure #hiking_in_space #escapetheordinary #chg #getaboveitall #keepitwild #womenwhoexplore #hikerchick #wonderwoman #hikeanddestroy #sierrahiking #badasstuesday #findyourdirt #ucioutdooradventures #calihg Thank you : natashajavabean Your shots look amazing.
During hikes I pretty much always have my headphones in and Spotify on. But I have a pretty small library right now so have heard the same songs over and over again. So I’m looking for musical recommendations 🎶 What do you like to listen to when you’re out exploring? • • #in2nature #carliving #greettheoutdoors #livewild #sheadventures #mymadness #journeyoflife #likeamountaingirl #getaboveitall #ladiesgetoutside #nomadlife #girlsonmountaintops #seekmorewilderness #outdoorwomen #gogalavanting #staywildish #wayfaringwomen #meetthemoment #freshairandfreedom
Topping a summit means something different to each person, but a universal constant is that it takes hard work and determination to get it done. #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @wi5iceguy With: @the_mountain_bum @juliakleine
We spent this weekend in Flagstaff and while I would love to share every moment of that trip with the world I was too busy embracing the adventure of exploring a new place. So here is just a plain old pic of what life looks like 90% of the time. Our new home is near a school so we just take short walks to the playground with the pups in the evening. #reallife
@the_mountain_bum stomps out a spot on Cony Mountain while @juliakleine waits her turn to summit. . . . #climbing #mountaineering #snow #ice #climbon #alaska #mountains #shwakmagazine #getaboveitall
Mission Peak, 6876’
Rise to the challenges of life and face your battles head on with confidence. 👊🏻 _________________ This was shot at dusk in Great Sand Dunes National Park. What an amazing park this is just a few hours southwest of Denver. Camping accommodations at this park were some of the best that I’ve experienced. Get reservations or get there on a weekday to ensure a camp site. _________________ Life has its up and downs and I’ve been feeling that as of late. Getting outdoors to rejuvenate definitely helps to brighten my smile and put my mind at ease. What’s your fix to pick you up when life’s been kicking you around? 👊🏻🤦🏻‍♂️☀️🌲🏔 _________________ 🎵🎶🎵 “So I run and hide and tear myself up Start again with a brand new name And eyes that see into infinity I will disappear I told you once and I'll say it again I want my message read clear I'll show you the way, the way I'm going So I run and hide and tear myself up Start again with a brand new name And eyes that see into infinity I was almost there Just a moment away from becoming unclear Ever get the feeling you're gone? I'll show you the way, the way I'm going So I run and hide and tear myself up Start again with a brand new name And eyes that see into infinity (into infinity) So I run, start again With a brand new name With a brand new name So I run and hide and tear myself (so I run) Start again with a brand new name (start again) And eyes that see into infinity (with a brand new name) I will disappear” 🎶🎵🎶 _____________________________ #hikingtrail #hikeitoutnow #idhikethat #getoutdoors #soulmatesearching #neverstopexploring #roamtheplanet #getaboveitall #hikingadventure #hikerdaily #GreatSandDunesNationalPark #mountains #Mosca #fitguys #getoutside #Lovethisplanet #Natureaddict #coloradoglasses #coloradovacation #exploreeverything #hikingadventures #adventuretime #peoplewhohike #photooftheday #colorado #optoutside #instagood #coloradoinstagram #menwhoadventure #woodchuckusa
Watching the weekend fade, but knowing there's so much more ahead. #GetAboveItAll Photo by: @jay_hippy
41/52. Sunday, 09-16-18 Today was a good day. Trail got pretty challenging as we ascended the peak & pretty slippery on the descent. These chicks pretty much kicked ass. * * * New friends, strong women, climbing peaks in the heat, cold fall like mornings....this is Sitton Peak * * 🔘 Sitton Peak Trail 🔘Lake Elsinore, CA 🔘 10 miles ✅ 🔘 Elevation Change: 2,142 feet 🔘 Out & Back #getoutdoors #optoutside #rei1440project #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingobsessed #ilovehiking #wanderlust #ilovehiking #hiking_hobby #lovetohike #52hikechallenge #52hikechallenge2018 #adventure #adventuretime #adventureseeker #chickswhohike #hikerbabesorg100 #journeyto100 #journeyto100andbeyond @hiker_babes #getaboveitall #lakeelsinore #california #sittonpeak #clevelandnationalforest #girlswhohike #girlswhohikela #girlswhohikeoc
Happy RAINY Day ☔️ Happy DRENCHED Runners 🏃🏽‍♀️ . . The text thread read something like ‘Be there or you’re a loser’ . Umm... okay... don’t want to be a part of the loser club so torrential downpour we run! 8 windy, rainy trail 🌲miles. So nice to be able to finally catch up after a few very busy weeks. Missed these faces 😍 . . #runsquad #trailsisters #runnersmakethebestfriends
“Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretense, it is a journey to self realization.”~~Michael Bassey Johnson . No pretense, just running. . 7 sunset miles yesterday...on a bridge🤗 . #runnergirl #runwa #pnw #taylordock #runhappy #lovetorun
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! The amount of support for my last post on body image is beyond anything I ever imagined! After receiving many hurtful comments this past month, I thought the best way to respond to negativity and shaming was with positivity and acceptance! So thank you everybody for getting behind me and helping to spread that message further! You are all amazing and it makes me so happy to see the community rising up against bullying and shaming! Let’s keep it going! ❤️❤️❤️ (thanks to @akafotoboy for this pic, feeling strong at one of my last comps)
Two years ago, Mount Whitney was little more than an abstract idea I’d hear about on the trails. As I tagged the highest peaks in Southern California, I was often met with the same question: “Are you training for Whitney?” At the time, I was clueless that this mountain, with whom everyone seemed to be on a first name basis yet upheld as some sort of Holy Grail, happened to be the highest peak in the lower 48, and quite frankly, I was a tad irritated. Why do I have to be training for something? Can’t I just experience each mountain as its own entity and not a means to an end? And where the heck is this Whitney anyway? I had only just begun to see myself as a hiker rather than a runner who was cross training. I carried an Oakley surf backpack and left it slightly unzipped to access my water bladder. I didn’t use trekking poles and assumed they’d feel awkward. I day hiked everywhere no matter the mileage, because I didn’t have any camping gear, and I took some measure of pride in knowing that years of speed and endurance proved so valuable. • Little by little, I decided to see what this Holy Grail was all about, and I began researching. I studied a map and memorized the water sources and major landmarks. I bought my first “big girl” backpack and gave in to purchasing trekking poles. They weren’t so awkward, after all, and my knees began to thank me. Advance permits were long gone, so I decided I would get lucky in the Whitney lottery on Labor Day weekend that year. I did, indeed, get lucky, and completed the climb in just under 17 grueling hours. Within days, I declared my intention to climb Kilimanjaro the following year. • Returning to Whitney, this time on an overnight permit with @tiffle_sniffle , @carolinerafferty , and @suzetty , was a poignant reminder that an abstract idea can become a reality with a concrete plan. Dreams can materialize out of that thin mountain air, dreams so big they may scare you if you allow them to remain nebulous and forget just how far and how high you’ve already climbed. And like mountains, no matter how big, dreams are reached simply by putting one foot in front of the other, one step at a time.
“When the clouds turn grey white and all that is around you is blossoming so bright, make sure to keep a bit of that sunshine in your heart so you will always feel peace the next time your skies turn dark” 🌤 • • #meditationspace #lettersbylamise #in2nature #exploregon #greettheoutdoors #yogapractice #headstand #carliving #sheadventures #womenontheroad #getaboveitall #staywildish #yogaeverydamnday #outdooryoga #freshairandfreedom #inversionjunkie #journeyofflife
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