I just have one big goal this year. That goal is to gain more strength. More strength with weight training or movement to help improve my running. This also includes mental strength in knowing when to incorporate recovery time to heal anything that flares up. Also - more mental strength + confidence to not be hard on myself, know that I am capable, and have fun trying my best.
Another memorable day climbing in Vail over the weekend. Stoked to catch up with and see so many friends from the community out crushing! Thanks for the 📸 @mtngirlstyle @westonbackcountry @purlwax @fitwellboots_usa @fitwell.official @arcteryxdenver @zealoptics
We can’t do much of any inclines, but we can take scenic walks now, and for that I am so grateful! I still have a long journey ahead of me of physical healing, but getting out in the fresh air is sure giving us some mental healing! #injuriessuck#puppymodel#labradorable
You know the lake in my winter death trip photos? This is what it looks like when it's not frozen or covered in snow. And now that I've successfully backpacked here in snowshoes through deep powder without dying, I want to backpack here in non-snowshoes (and no snow). Who's in?! . Void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older. Females preferred, humans only, must have prior backpacking experience. Apply within.
If I was a "real" Instagrammer, I would be sitting on that spire on the left with my legs dangling over the ledge! But, that's not me. :) A couple more of Kaibab trail, and then one of me behind the safety rail..ha!
If you ever find yourself in Zion or in the area, add this cheeky bugger to your list: Angels Landing 👼🏽 🎯 absolutely breath taking views but don’t step too close to the edge or it’ll take your breath away! Super exposed, not for the faint hearted but if you’re down for it get amongst it!
Occasional mornings up the canyon are an essential for me. As often as you hear it, it really is important to disconnect and just be with yourself once and awhile. The isolation and beauty of nature provides a healthy, refreshed mindscape. Within nature, I have really learned the mental detox is just as important as the physical one.
What a FABTASTIC WEEKEND this was!!! 😁🏂⛰🕺🏼🎁🏒🎅🏼 My heart is sooooo happy and fulfilled right meow! Special thanks to @iignatiuk for being such a great roomie 😂 🙏🏻 Seriously though, being back to snowboarding after a 5 years absence felt awesome, got a decent caffeine intake ☕️, crashed a #12pubsofchristmas , made it to 3 different brunches today 🥐🥑🥓, played hockey 🏒 and met some more amazing people 💜 I love my lifeeee and Im soooo looking forward to homebound next weekend for the Xmas Holidays 🎄✌🏼#sunshinevillage #snowboarding#chairliftselfie#wintervibes
These trees never fail to bewilder me. They're so old they sprouted up over 1,500 years before the United States was founded. Sure makes all our "history" feel like a blip on the radar. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ArtOfCosmonaut.com (link in bio) Apparel | Stargazing Calendar | Art Gallery #giantsequoia
Here goes another (long) self-reflection post... 🤷🏼♀️ This past year has been an incredible growth period. I’m so grateful for the memories that I’ve been able to make, as well as the obstacles I’ve been able to grow & learn from... I’ve been able to invest in my family, in myself (my mental health), my friendships, my career (job and Master’s degree) and (most importantly) spend more time with my two fur babies! haha🐱🐶 I’ve come to find out that life gets better once you shift your perspectives, investments (time/energy) and those who you surround yourself with - and time is SO incredibly valuable. ⏰ It’s been over a year and I’m finally comfortable enough to talk about it all... I’m thankful for all of last years’ challenges and the strength it has given me... being cheated on, a horrible break-up, a couple tragic deaths in the family, my uncle’s suicide, having the courage to know my worth and cutting off toxic relationships, being taken advantage of by “friends”, major car problems, and hardly any time to invest in myself and family. (Life hack: listen to/watch the repugnant words & actions of those who can no longer take advantage of you - it shows their true character, don’t be mislead) 😥 Truthfully, five years ago I would’ve given up on everything from all of the stress, but this past year has given me strength and has taught me to focus on the positive side of everything that happens in life. This past year I’ve been able to: step out of my comfort zone many times, laugh more, travel to see new places/cultures, network with others who share the same interests, volunteer a lot more (at work, outdoors and helping others), invest much more time in my own mental health and let go of extremely disrespectful/toxic friendships (who only used me for their own personal gain). Most importantly though, I’ve been able to focus on my family and spend much more time with them... and I truly couldn’t be happier.
Nursing this foot injury back as fast as possible. Scheduled in @trainingpeaks for next week is a 10 minute walk 😛🏃🏻♂️ I sure won’t look anything like this 10k shot but at least it’s a step forward to being able to run again. 🥳
These hotsprings in Oregon were really different, and nothing like I’ve ever seen. The hot water was funnelled from outside into these tubs that were under a wooden shelter. Kinda weird.. but kinda cool 🌿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by @brendinkelly
My 13.4 mile run to Grinnell Glacier was a bittersweet one. The park’s most visited glacier, Grinnell, has lost 45 percent of its footprint — more than 100 acres in total — from 1966 to 2015. Had I visited when I graduated high school in 1995, the leading edge of the glacier would have been 30 feet tall. Today it barely goes above my ankles. Human-caused global warming has now erased almost all of the glaciers in the National Park. At its founding in 1910, the park had at least 150 glaciers; today only 25 remain. Glaciologists predict that all of the glaciers in the park, including Grinnell, will disappear around the year 2030, if nothing changes in the way that humans behave. Grinnell Glacier is named for George Bird Grinnell, an early American conservationist and explorer, who was also a strong advocate of ensuring the creation of Glacier National Park. He was an amazing human. The glacier is in the Lewis Range and rests on the north flank of Mount Gould at an altitude of 7,000 feet (2,100 m), in the Many Glacier region of the park.
It’s such an incredible experience viewing wildlife that carries a presence like a grizzly. When you watch them you can tell that they thinking and are super aware of their surroundings, this mother knew exactly where her cub and where we were at all times (viewing from the safety of our vehicle)
Green Girl is excited to announce that Katie Johnstone @_katiejohnstone and Jessica Suvak @jessicasuvak are starting a project about Midwest women fly fishing. The girls have created a small fly fishing community here in Ohio. The community is all levels, relatively new anglers. They have bits and parts of fly fishing gear they’ve collected and share. They do anything they can to get more women on the water.. This past weekend the girls set out and the stoke was high. They want to share the love for each other and nature with everyone. Can’t wait for everyone to follow and join. #5050onthewater#greengirlgang Video 🎥 @jessicasuvak Editing 🎞 @jessicasuvak @hotdamntran
Featured: @viola.kuts 🌊 we love the beach no matter the weather! What does your ideal “beach day” look like? PC: @bellakutsar . . Know an awesome female adventurer we should feature here? Tag #sheisthewild#sitw on their posts and let us know!