This morning, I was able to greet the day to a beautiful sunrise on top of a mountain. My exhale was synchronized with this quote: "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." Lao Tzu (thanks @nmorrirss7) . . . . The idling nature of tapering usually causes my anxiety to sky rocket and my patience to be cut short. Second-guessing about my training creeps in and over-planning ensues. But no more.
This morning served a gentle reminder to enjoy what's left of the ride. My race goal acts as confirmation: finish, be present and have fun for as many miles as possible. #lt100#lt100training#tapering#daysonthemountain
As I wind-down the miles, I'm starting to focus again on why I am training not just how I am training .............................................................. I chose to do this to test my personal ability. I chose to do this to honor a friend. @nixtagrammer#forevervictorylap I chose to do something that my workplace environment stands for. @healthwarrior I chose to be a female competitor to show women that "we can". 🤜🏼🏃🏼♀️🤛🏽I chose to do this because a friend of mine showed me that it actually can be done @lizguenther12 . I chose to spend more time on the trail, and less time in the city. I chose to do this for the smiles I have gained over the last 12 months of training with my friends. I chose to do this because I can do all things through Him. I officially have 💯 miles left of training before the big race in 18 days... and I am happy to remember why I chose to do this. #lt100#lt100training#philippians413#daysonthemountain#trailrunitsfun#feetdontfailmenow
"Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running—that's the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea out there..." - Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums ............ #daysonthewater#pismobeach#work? #costcoultramarathon
Our love can be celebrated with a romantic gesture. Such as a kiss with a dip on our wedding day, bringing our engraved wine glasses with us on a road trip or eating chocolate cake in bed. But most commonly, our love is expressed in other, smaller ways. Being patient with each other during alpine climbs, laughing deeply and allowing each other to be vulnerable with open hearts. @grant_ger... thanks for making everyday with you a reason to commemorate our love. Happy first year of many, many more. #vestalpeak#whamridge#sanjuans#firstanniversary#mybelayerismylover#laughdeeply#celebratedaily#tuerffs2gerhard