I had never attempted a back flip in my life before yesterday. It always looked so cool but I was always scared to do it growing up. But I saw someone else do it yesterday and realized the only thing holding me back was fear and pride.
I was worried about failing in front of people that were there too. And there was a rock ledge under the water that stuck out 2-3 feet, so there was a touch of inherent danger. But I’m all about pushing my limits this year and challenging things that might hold me back from experiencing the best of life.
After contemplating it for a solid 15 minutes, I finally decided I had to do it. I’d stood there long enough to regret it if I didn’t. In front of maybe 8-10 people, i attempted my first ever backflip. Key word, attempted...
The first was an EPIC fail 😂 I didn’t commit! Ended up chickening out as soon as I jumped and basically did a back flop instead! It was honestly hilarious and one of my more embarrassing moments.
But thanks to the newlyweds from San Diego on their honeymoon that were there to encourage me, I got back up, took my time and waited til I knew I could commit, and... nailed it.
What’s holding you back from experiencing the most in life? What would you do if it wasn’t holding you back?
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What a lovely day this was, truly. Harriet and I had driven up to Page on a Friday night to wake up bright and early to run the Lake Powell half marathon. I’m not much of a runner, or not where I want to be but there’s something so fun about these race environments that this was the second half I had run this year. To my surprise, I was able to shave off 9 minutes during this race from the Yosemite half back in May which I am beyond proud of. My body and mind had felt so amazing after this race that we had decided to make our way down to Flagstaff. We arrived to the meadow early evening and took a little nap in the Taco before hiking this trail as the setting sun peaked through the aspens. It was such a perfect Saturday indeed.
2 114 minutes ago
A bit of a throwback to mid September when there was no snow on the ground and the skies were much clearer than they’ve been lately.
Winter has already come to Yellowknife a couple weeks ago and I’m not stoked. •
The delightful Coromandel Town twinkling away as day becomes night. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the laid back Coromandel Peninsula. So much more to find next trip too. Couldn’t resist fish n chips on the beach. Best ever! I’ll definitely be back! #coromandel#lovenz#explorenz#aotearoa
1 526 minutes ago
Just out here looking forward to my next adventure 🏔🥾
Honestly could not believe I was standing in the center of such a gorgeous museum. A dream come true #louvre
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Fall colors hit the valley floor deep inside King's Canyon Nat'l Park.
John Muir once wrote In 1891:
“In the vast Sierra wilderness south of the famous Yosemite Valley, there is a yet grander valley of the same kind.”
I agree. The best thing I find about King's Canyon is no people. It's amazing you can almost have this whole place to yourself in Fall.
Patience is not only the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. But let’s be honest, it’s easy to have a good attitude waiting somewhere as beautiful as this 🍂
The train was supposed to come at 1130 but didn’t show until 330. Glad we had 11/10 company to chill with in the meantime @kyleremcgregor@ryanresatka@freddybloy@kierra_summer 👨👨👧👦
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White peacock butterflies enjoying the one beautiful fall day here in Florida. Back to the 90’s tomorrow. Ugh!
Spent the morning soaking in these natural hot springs overlooking the mountains and reflecting on all of the amazing adventures travel physical therapy has offered me. I never knew how much New Mexico has to offer and this is just the beginning.
7 421 hour ago
Winter wonderland ❄️ Do you prefer the mountains in the summer or winter? It’s definitely easier to hike and explore in the summer as trails are accessible, easier to follow and it’s definitely much warmer but there’s something so beautiful about a snow covered mountain. 😍
I’ve been wanting to visit this abandoned lighthouse for so long, and I got the chance to do so on a rainy morning a few weeks ago while on assignment with @duvetnor. In my opinion, it is one of the most interesting lighthouse in Canada. Do you agree?
Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bee and pollinating insects, so it is the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, but also by other insects, birds and bats.
Cherries many domestic and imported fruits and vegetables require pollination. Examples include avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, celery, squash, and sunflowers for oil, cucumbers, citrus fruit, peaches, kiwis, cherries, cranberries and melons. For crops such as blueberries and almonds, the honey bee plays an essential role in pollination of commercial crops, with around 80% of the US crop said to be dependent on honey bees. Honey bees can also pollinate clover and alfalfa, which are fed to cattle, so there are implications for the meat and dairy industry too. And that is not to mention the huge range of manufactured food products made from all these ingredients.
In addition, honey bees play a significant role in the pollination of other important crops such as cotton and flax. And there are also a number of valuable non-food products produced by the honey bee, such as beeswax used in cleaning and beauty products.
Credit ~ https://www.sustainweb.org/foodfacts/bees_are_important/
I couldn’t of dreamt of a better morning. Mother Nature, you continue to amaze me😌🧡✨
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Glad I got to visit this place before it closed down each summer until 2021💔 Although it’s busy and probably over shot, it’s still one of the prettiest and easiest places to access in Canada (IMO). See you in a couple years✌🏻 Photo taken by @locke.nes