I HATE heights. Like HAAAATTTTTEEEE. There is nothing that can make me crawl on all fours like being right next to a giant cliff edge. And let me tell you, having your child next to you on that cliff makes it 5 MILLION times worse. People seem to always laugh when I tell them this. Like, “you are terrified of heights, but do hikes like Half Dome and Angel’s Landing???” 🤨 the answer? Yes...yes I do. Why? Because I’m an idiot! 🤪 Just kidding (but seriously). I suppose when I fell in love with hiking I had to make the decision to conquer this fear (conquer, ya right). To let it challenge me, not cripple me. So many times I hear people say, “oh I could never do that, because blah blah blah...” I know all about this phrase because I am SOOO guilty of using it. What are these reasons we come up with? EXCUSES! We live our lives letting these little booger’s dictate it! Excuse boogers suck!
Am I terrified of heights? Extremely. BUT...I know that I don’t want a fear to stop me from experiencing all the amazing places God has blessed us with and everything that this beautiful world has to offer.
So I say, don’t let fear get you down. Don’t let these things stop you from living your life fully and doing everything you dream of. ‘Nuff said.
Now, will I ever go sky-diving with you? HECKKKK NOOOO!! *Picture is from Canyonlands National Park. It is NEATO! Go! Actually go everywhere! I’ll be waiting for you. #momswhohike#familyhike#familyhikers#optoutside#findyourpark#hikemore#hikemoreworryless#exploreutah#canyonlandsnationalpark#moabutah#moab#canyonlands#canyon#keepexploring#landscape#landscapephotography#nevergiveup#fearofheights#conqueryourfears#dreambig#beautifulplanet#godisgood#adventuremom#familyroadtrip
Poor Finn had a really rough night last night. The people camping next to us started randomly lighting off fireworks. Finn was absolutely shaken by the first one. I had never seen Finn so rattled/scared—it was heartbreaking. I quickly got Finn into the van, put him in his crate where he feels safe, and turned on some spa music for him. It’s so important to act quickly and be warm/supportive to minimize the fear and try to change his experience to a positive one. An hour later he was basically back to his normal/happy/confident self, but I considered it a near-traumatic experience for Finn. So please send Finn some Lhofv and support today because it would really make him feel better. And if you have an advice on how to handle/avoid dog traumas, please share below! #tenduurboyee
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What adventures are you going on this weekend?
We’ll be doing some MUCH needed R&R this weekend. We had an amazing week in #moab with amazing people. We’re excited to join the @syndicatejeepclub at their Jeep N Treats event this Saturday though! •
Hope you enjoy your #frontendfriday !! 😉
Ufff Moab was rough. 98hrs, 46th overall. Everything was alright until mile 90 that the achilles were hurting like crazy. Then at mile 124,
the right meniscus started hurting. At times I wanted to dnf but the medical team and volunteers taped me up, kept me in one piece so I could keep going. I want to thank them for all their help out there. The doctors would tape me up when I got to the stations so I could make it to the next, and so forth. The pain, sleep deprivation, and blood, were just sensations that I was still alive and that I could keep going. A little bit of extra pain never hurts as a sacrifice to the trail gods and the lizard king out there. As much pain as I feel right now, walking like a pirate with a wooden leg, Im looking forward to go back. “Cabeza! Cabeza!!!” Theres a reason why I don’t consider myself an ultra runner, but a sufferer. Vamo’ a sufrirla! It was also great seeing some runners out there. Moab is really something especial. #moab240#sensations#thelizardking#moab#utah#trails#trailrunning#ultrarunning#onfire#niketrail#adidasterrex#aquesitiosostraigo#echoes#signs#painful#ultimatedirectionusa#leki#trailsandtarmac#elraton#asicstrail#springenergy#probar
(told my family to flip off the camera annnnd it pretty much sums up my family in one photo :
1. dad lookin like a content badass with his pose.
2. my mum being proper and trying to set a good example.
3. riley being young and stoked she had permission to flip something off.
4. annnnd me... taking things to the extreme and going for gold with the shock factor. 😏👏🏽💯 hahaha, been a fun trip so far fam. cherish moments like these. thank you.
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An original 4x4!! May make our bucket list in the near future
One of my favorite lessons we teach our kids is that bravery comes from doing things that scare you - we always encourage them to try new things, go new places, climb a little higher, jump a little further, pull out a loose tooth....
We spent yesterday afternoon building Hyde’s courage to pull out a *barely hanging on* tooth (he hates losing them for some reason 🤷🏼♀️). After reminding him over and over that he can do hard and scary things and that he’s still strong even if he’s scared, he finally remembered/believed it and we got the tooth out. He was so proud of himself, it beamed out of him all evening!
And then he wrote a note asking the tooth fairy to bring him $2000 - always dream big, my boy!
Nature. The place where we feel the happiest within. No words could ever describe the emotions it floods me with. 🧡
Arches natural park is beautiful beyond belief and I feel incredibly grateful to have walked this part of the world.
So so happy to share these places and experiences with you all as well ♥️ what place in the world has left you speechless? #haylsapresets#archesnationalpark#moab#moabutah
Yesterday I made the joke that as millennials, it would be near impossible to do something rad without documenting it. After I said it, I realized how deep that hit for me. Instagram has become a sort of diary for me. The story highlights remind me of the amazing weekends I’ve had this summer. The pictures represent key moments. The captions are my thoughts or mindset during that time. But I started to wonder, how much of my adventure time is being inhibited by my actions of trying to document those moments? I go back and look at pictures and videos of those adventures often. So I do want to continue capturing them. But I also want to start being much more mindful of that time. Making sure that the moment is lived in to the fullest, before I try to capture it. #foodforthought
We went to Arches National park for the first time earlier this year- and I already want to go back! I can’t believe I only lived 4 hours away from it growing up in Utah, but I hadn’t explored it until after I moved to Idaho! It’s such a gem! Delicate arch is sooo much more beautiful in person than I ever imagined! 💛✨🥰 Anyone else done this hike?
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