Sometimes the workout you get is not the workout you planned for.
With the morning rain, I was supposed to do a two hour, Z4 intervals trainer ride on @gozwift followed by an easy longer run. When the ride wouldn’t load, I decided to turn the easy run into a run-by-feel. (And bump the two-hour ride to a ride outside tomorrow.) #life .
Anyone else have a habit of every once in a while going rogue on your workout schedule? 🤦🏼♀️ There are days when your legs just feel too good to waste on taking things easy.
I’d decided to just go out and run, keeping the pace moderate, relaxed and fun. I kept looking down at my watch out of curiosity and saw that it kept churning out consistently sub-7 mile splits. Even with the PNW hills, my body felt loose and fresh, turning over a negative split 11 miles at 7:10 pace with over 1K feet of elevation gain.
You can’t #runfast all the time, but if you’re gonna go for it, make it count. #myheartneededthis
Cannon beach is my most favourite beach in the USA. The magneficent structure of haystack rock really makes it unique. This is a long exposure shot taken in the broad daylight using Lee ND filters. And in case if you are wondering who is the person in the middle? That's me! Holding my breath without moving a tad bit.. almost 30ish seconds.. hehehe
The Pratt River. An adventure of abandoned trail miles. .
I love entrusting adventure planning to others. My friend Isaac recommended this route for a rainy day and what a good one it was. Isaac, having finished the GVRAT in amazingly fast fashion ages ago while I’m here in the last hundred or so miles, has a penchant for off-trail exploring, navigating overgrown or vague spaces, and is interested in so many things, not hesitating to point out oddities and unique features of the forest. It was not an easy 20 (19.7), but included many tricky water crossings, lots of cascades, lush scenery, and a Guinness on the shore of the Middle Fork at the end. I don’t think either of us stopped talking for more than 30 seconds. Many more thoughts on today, but it was idyllic in that soggy socks, is it raining or not, where do we cross, look at that giant fern, banana slugs galore kind of PNW day. .
Whoa! What a muddy race! Brayden changed his mind once we got up to Christmas Hills to watch and decided to race. He did 20 miles on his bike in the mud and woods! He finished 7th out of 23 bikes in his class 💚
A big thanks to St. Joe Cycle club and everyone who put the race on!
It’s also a very special ladies Birthday today! 🎉🎉🎉 Happy Birthday to our Mom and Grammy!!! Thanks for all you do for us! We are so incredibly lucky to have you 💜!!! #braydenb#raceday#pnw#yamaha#stjoecycleclub
We’re witnessing the first of many-to-come side effects linked with (dumb idea of) closing down all non-essential businesses, sports, schools, social distancing and forcing people to stay in their homes for months.
Was the excessive police force used on George Floyd appalling and egregious? Absolutely, not a single sane person can claim it’s justified—not sure anyone on earth is suggesting it was warranted.
We’re all in seeming universal agreement here; which underscores the irrationality behind the nationwide looting and destruction fueled by frustrations of prolonged ‘house-arrest’ and massive unemployment.
If George’s untimely passing had occurred in an era where wide-spread face mask adoption isn’t the norm and people had jobs to go to Monday morning, would they be vandalizing their city and breaking into malls? Very unlikely.
Freddie Gray’s death five years ago was every bit as egregious yet no Baltimore police stations burned to the ground, stores weren’t looted, businesses weren’t destroyed nationwide.
Public health officials and jobs-don’t-matter advocates overlooked the numerous financial-independent benefits linked to having a job: responsibilities people out of trouble.
It’s sad to see this unproductive unrest unfold. It’s not going to bring George back and likely won’t prevent future police brutality.
It’s time to turn the world back and economy back on! #stayhome#staysafe#wrf #pnwonderland#pnw#bellevuewashington - #regrann
Today's 6.7 mi hike. 🥾
📍Muir Woods National Monument - Mill Valley, CA
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This pic was a reminder that the best camera is the one you have on you! Taken from one of the coolest vantage points in the city, the infamous 99 bridge. The sun flare, the distant Olympic mountains, the bridge! Just happening to be up! GAH! The paddle boarder hanging out to take in the view goddamn GANGS ALL HERE! Love this city and taking pics of er💙 #shotoniphone
First time drifting and taking out the Cressida for its first real shakedown!
This car finally got me into wanting to drift, after my husband @royalmadmen bugged me for years to want to drift. Got it 3 weeks ago in a trade as a non running/driving car now she’s close to ready to shred. Huge thanks to @jamin_pnw and @royalmadmen for figuring out some weird issues and helping with all this electonic nonsense I’m not used to. I got into working on cars when I got my first car almost 6 years ago for a daily driver, my (still daily) 1982 Toyota Corolla wagon. Always wanted to work on cars but didn’t have the opportunity until then. I learned everything starting with a simple oil change, all the way to building a mild motor for it with my husband as a fun daily driver. I wanted to build a stage rally car, but it hasn’t ever been the right place or time. After going along to a few drift events, and hanging with all the corolla guys and gals, seeing the community and friendship the mister has, and how much fun all the drifters have... I’m ready to learn to shred!! I cringe watching this, but I have to start somewhere! And it was still hella fun 🤘😝
This week I was absorbing a lot of shit, past memories, triggers, heavy news, etc. and I felt terrible. I became so absorbed in my pain I couldnt get out of it. I hated it and resented the pain and discomfort so much. I became a silent zombie around the ones I loved.
I wanted to share this because it brought up a lesson that I know but am still learning to apply in my life. Its explained through a buddhist tale, describing when something bad happens we often get hit with TWO arrows. The first is the arrow that we are shot with. Arrows of dissappointment, dissatisfaction, and pain. And then we shoot OURSELVES with the second arrow, by us feeling bad about feeling bad. Inadvertently doubling our suffering.
We have to learn as a culture to accept these uncomfortable emotions as just another emotion. They are a window to see deeper into ourselves: our wounds, our triggers, our body’s response to certain emotions and explore them.
So basically what I’m saying is, dont judge your own pain. Dont belittle your pain because “someones is worse”. If it feels big, then its a big thing to you. Dont beat yourself up for feeling down. Just identify it. Work through what you can. And let it be. Dont shoot yourself a second, third and fourth time. It is not a crime to feel bad. We are all pleasure addicts so its a learning journey to sit with pain and be okay with it. Instead of running from it, lashing out, making poor choices, or hiding it to keep others (pleasure addicts) comfortable.
Lets get better at feeling bad 💗
Memories looping on the ridges of this vinyl
I lost my way and let things fall through
Tossing and turning
Kicking and screaming
Here in this wide open space
How do we face these hard things
Protecting our hearts while letting them roam free
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