Shortly before this photo, I was sprinting back and forth across the beach—it looked like a tampon commercial. Kidding aside, I get asked a lot about why I wear a thong or how I wear one for that matter. 🍑 When I am on vacation at the Jersey Shore with my whole family I am COVERED. Otherwise, my father might literally die in front of me. At work I prefer higher necklines, jeans, and a ski jacket to combat how freaking frigid it is. But when I am on a beach at 7am about to watch the sunrise, I feel no need to be anything but me. 🤙🏻 Trying to bring more of that proverbial 'me' back to my everyday (sans thong hehehe) and yanno what? So far, it's working. I just feel better. More alive. Which brings me back to this suit--i just feel better. More alive. That's pretty much all there is to it. #liveyourlife
📕BOOK REVIEW (kinda): Im reading Girl, Go Wash Your Face by @msrachelhollis. I'm like 80% through and there is a lot there to absorb. Some of it just isn't for me and that is ok (a point she makes). For example, you can either have children or be trying to have children. Being childless by choice doesn't really seem to be a thing. 🤷♀️ Likely because of the more religious side of the book BUT....what is resonating with me right now is that self love isn't matcha lattes and massages. It is looking at my body from the inside out and mother fucking loving it. ❤️ That doesn't mean only loving the side that people see everyday--laughing, goal setting, to do list checking, and all that. It is loving the side of me that is afraid of failing. It is the part of me that needs to sit under a weighted blanket some days. It is the part of me that isn't sure if I can get through the next mile on a rainy run. It is the part of me that snaps at my poor pooch. 🐶It is the part of me searching for a spiritual connection. 🙏🏽 It is the part of me that gossips. It is the part of me that hurts loved ones. It is the part of me that is stubbornly wrong but won't admit it. 💁♀️ It is all a part of me. And each day I get to wake up, is a good day. THANKS for that message Ms. Hollis! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The only way I am able to to travel as much as I do is by taking short trips, flying so late it is actually early, and prioritizing. 📝I heard the best tip today on the @theskinnyconfidential podcast. 🎧Don't start your day with your phone. Not a novel notion. But the reasoning is! Our phones are home to lists of to do's that are entirely reactional. Fires to put out! 🔥Problems to solve. You get the idea. By starting the day with gratitude I am are able to set an intention. In other words, I have a plan before I start reacting. Starting today tired with so much to do BUT incredibly grateful for this Kauai view, island life, and a fantastic partner to share it all with. PEP TALK FOR MYSELF OVER! 😂
🚁 Amelia Earhart I'm totally getting the short hair cut now. Knots for days! 💇🏼♀️Took my first helicopter ride private style all over Kauai. The vast majority of this island is not accessible--even by foot. Due to a landslide in March and an accident the other day, even more of it has been unavailable this weekend. So pumped I still got to see it all! Because damn it was beautiful!🌄
I have a problem relaxing in a traditional sense. This is not new to those close to me. And although I'm trying to get better at sitting still and breathing, this is where I feel most free. So for now, I'll see you on the trail! 👣
I feel like Carmen Sandiego would have been all about this look! 🧥👙If you find her can you let her know I’m in Kauai looking for her? 👀
Today it poured on me during my morning commute. ☔ And I will be entirely honest...Seattle you are seriously growing on me and I feel like I am becoming immune to the rain. I have even started to enjoy the solitude of running in it (check back with me in two months when I am logging 40 miles a week and entirely retract this statement). HOWEVER, I am pumped to be heading to Kauai this weekend and happy to trade in my misty commute for the off-spray of a waterfall or two. 🌊 It is just a quick little getaway, but these weekends reset me. I run, I eat, I repeat! 🏃🏼♀️🍍☀️Who has suggestions?
THIS. IS. NOT. A. DRILL. I have found a snow sport I'm obsessed with! ❄️For those of you who might not remember my trip to Tahoe last year, I promised my soul to the devil if he got me off the god forsaken moutnain in Heavenly (ironic right?!). Albiet, I ended up in a different state than I started in, I lived. Today I tried snowshoeing and loved it. ♥️ Like loved loved loved it! Now I want running snowshoes. Also, debating trying skiing in Whistler in 3 weeks. . . Thoughts?! 🤦♀️🎿⛷🏂🗻
It doesn’t matter what I climbed last year. It doesn’t matter how many miles I completed or if I won, placed, or just showed up. It matters where I am now—which is about two feet off the ground on a V2 and STRUGGLING. Great to be back at my love/hate relationship with bouldering! #climbon
Wanna get good at downhills? Chase a greyhound/pitbull mix pooch! And yep, that's the third dog post in a row. 🐾
Starting off 2019 with back to back pooch pics! #winning 🐾 Also, I solved a great riddle—if you take a hike and forget your phone did it even happen?! The answer is YES (just borrow someone else’s!)😉Beautiful hike, gorgeous day, and the best company. #happynewyear2019
It is 7pm. If you need me I’ll be next to this pooch and under a weighted blanket (arguably my best purchase of 2018!) with a glass of champs, counting the innumerable ways I am grateful. 🤗 Tomorrow is for goal setting—I see you 50k, I got you run certification, but there are some others I’ve never even written down in private. Isn’t that nuts?! I talk for hours about cutting my hair, but am embarrassed by my dreams. Paralyzed by fear of failure. I’m nuts, but hopefully not the only one out there? 🙈🙊🙉Here's to scaring the shit out of myself in 2019 and coming home to puppy cuddles. Smooches from Fi & Faith!
Do blondes really have more fun? Here’s to finding out! 💇🏼♀️ by @jennyjrod @allaboutmesalonspa
I find my stillness in movement. It’s my zen but it is also where I count down the seconds, the miles, the number of times my feet hit the pavement. I’m sure there are some who find running painless but that isn’t me. The challenge is always there. The challenge to be still in my head while moving. The challenge to realize what is around me is greater than the pain of pushing on. The challenge to do more and even sometimes the hardest part...doing less. It’s why I love it. Santa brought my a haul of new toys to aid me—Black Diamond Headlamp, Salomon Rain Jacket, Under Armour, and Ice Shoes. I’m ready for you 2019!
Woke up missing the one person I won’t be able to see today or any day. Decided the best thing would be to go on a run, hang out with some alpacas on a farm, and then slip into a hot tub. Take care of you today. Love hard. And when all else fails get in a hot tub with a cute mug, and look around you—it is a beautiful world. Merry Christmas Eve IG fam!
It's a beautiful day to risk your life for a photo! Eating (and acting) like it's my last week on Earth while on the East Coast! Potential pounds and death by cars be damned.
Butt bye West Coast, hello East Coast for the holiday! 🎄🍑Not mad at all about it, but not looking forward to cold runs. Thankfully, I have Under Armour to cover this bum and a whole lot more lol. 🤗