With every struggle, beauty can be found.
The high peaks got the best of me today. Stuck in a white out on top of Mt. Marcy. Had no idea where I was and got stuck in pow up to my neck. Weather changes so quick at that elevation. Lesson learned. No solo winter hikes. This is the only picture I managed to snag on my way up.
The nostalgia I get every time I enter the Adirondacks is unreal; it welcomes me back with unthinkable beauty.
Happy 98th birthday gram! Reminisced about old times and more to come! Always a hoot!
An accurate description of school and training this week.
Training update. After my OCD research on ultra running I came to a couple conclusions. 1. I’m 35 lbs heavier then suggested weight. 2. I tend to train to hard. If I followed all these statistics I would have accomplished nothing with past training “statistics”. I’m strong as f@$k, and the strain i put on my body powerlifting as well as muscle put on has my joints feeling better then ever. I decided to add a 10lbs weight vest to my smaller runs 8 miles and under during the week. I will hit many “walls” during my 51 mile run and need to continue to break through these with each run. I will stress my body and recover as well as possible for the first 6 weeks; then begin to taper off the finals 6 before the race. Mindset is strong, motivation is not always there but I have routinely conditioned my brain to not understand failure in physical and mental feats. 🤙#keephammering #northfaceendurancechallenge #training #ultramarathontraining #mountainrunning
There is something to be said about being outdoors and letting your guard down; a sense of humility. Conversations flow with a sense of ease. Anxiety is at bay. The fresh air around you. The beautiful scenery. To me this blocks out the everyday worries and lets you share things you normally would not in the every day “hustle” atmosphere. This is Roxanne and her beautiful dog Cedar. I had met them on a chilly morning on the trail head. Her stories of travel, adventure, and sightseeing really inspired me. Months before she even climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro! It opened my eyes to the possibilities of travel and seeing the world, that seemed so distant to me growing up. It made me realize my journey is just beginning. Thanks for the great conversations! I’d also like to thank Roxanne and Cedar for being so vibrant that day and truly making this picture come to life!
Happy Monday 🤙.
A deeper shade of green. Happy sundaZe.
Sorry for the unload of pictures but what good are they sitting unshared? This is the slab on trap dyke. Breath taking views and a heck of a quad workout!
Something so special about the Adirondacks! Took this photo with a uneasy stomach as I ventured solo as usual to conquer the trap dyke. My fears quickly turned to a sense of peace; this is where I was meant to be. Happy Friday!
State of mind. One of my beautiful morning summer runs.