No shortage of epic shorelines to go for a stroll on in Hawaii.
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This was my yoga class today! Taught an AMAZING group of humans at the field at poo poo point and it was a blast. Thank you to the @getzenhotyoga teachers and students and came out to support. Thank you for laughing and having fun and thanks for making my morning so much better!
When you have a platform, publicly shaming someone who perhaps judged or shamed you is not perpetuating anything good into this world.
If you’re the ‘leader’ or ‘public figure’ or (insert title here) then be one. Retweeting / reposting / attacking back with hate only demonstrates how much that judgment triggered you and you needed your audience to back you.
Versus acknowledging to yourself it’s their judgment and has nothing to do with you and thus extending more love and peace into this world rather than attacking one back who attacks you.
I always suggest (if really triggered), ignore or delete it. If you can work through your emotions rather quickly and diffuse their hate with love, class or a little humor then go for it.
I’ve noticed many publicly shame from celebrities to influencers to reality stars to self proclaimed public figures. I’ve also seen many of the same stature respond lovingly inspite of the hate. You get to choose.
But watching those with large followings think they’re funny by publicly shaming someone who YES took the time to hate on you....is doing the opposite of what God placed you in that position to do. - a
And this picture...THAT expression... #issavibe
I’ve been on the go constantly the past few weeks and I began moving so quickly that I started forgetting things recently. This past week I’ve worked on slowing down a bit and focused on showing up on my yoga mat more, making cards for some cool cats, digging my nose deep into a book again, and on the small details around me like the beautiful trees I pass every Monday on my morning run around Green Lake. Oh and @mikek3131 and I had a date on the water this morning and I stopped paddling to just soak in the moment! If your mind and body are out of sync take the time to reconnect- it’ll feel damn good! ❤️
Nothing beats watching a sunset with your favourite creatures 💛
Sadly that’s not what we’re doing right now (sat in a carpark, drinking a cup of tea after finishing work and wondering if half nine is too early for bed 💤)
8152 hours ago
Blending in with the German locals on our day off🗿
Swipe -> for more flowers! #CDT Day 4, 7/12. 13.8 miles. Total: 52.8 ********** Another easy day from Red Eagle to Reyes camp. The trail followed Red Eagle creek for two miles then cut north then followed the southern bank of St. Mary's lake.
Everyday in Glacier has been spectacular but this day stands out because of the many wildflowers that lined the trails.
Vivid yellows, deep purples, and vibrant reds for miles and miles.
Around noon Will and I found a small animal trail that lead down to the bank of St. Mary's lake. We spent half an hour here eating and resting and watching kayakers and tour boats float past.
Two miles before camp we walked by two spectacular waterfalls. Virginia falls and St. Mary's falls. In the photos I'm standing in-front of Virginia falls.
There's a small footbridge over St. Mary falls and we saw people jumping off into the river below. It was a small jump, maybe 15-20' and the water looked deep. So in we went! It was exhilarating. I didn't even feel the cold of the water because of the adrenaline. Video of that jump will be up on the vblog as soon as I can finish it and get it uploaded.
We made it into camp feeling well-rested and refreshed. We met Tom Tom and Bee at camp. They'd met while hiking the PCT in 2017. Bee is doing a SOBO thru of the CDT and Tom Tom hiking with him until she starts her astrophysics post-grad program in the fall.
We turned in early both because of the hordes of mosquitoes and because the next day was our big 26 mile day.
Day 24, Mile 399
I got an early start this morning, and was treated to a beautiful sunrise. It didn't last long though, as there was pretty solid cloud cover above. But it wasn't raining and the cloudiness gave the mountains a different feel, so I was enjoying it.
Soon I came upon an elk making her way down the slope across from me, then a few more on the pass above. I followed them into a valley where I came upon the rest of the herd. They were wary of my presence, and quickly disappeared behind a hill.
The next valley held yet another herd, but this time they were lying down and unaware as I snuck closer, watching them and wishing for the umpteenth time that I had my real camera. They noticed me after a few minutes, and were off in a flash.
It cleared up briefly while I enjoyed an extended lunch, but the afternoon storms appeared right on schedule shortly thereafter. I waited and let one pass before heading up to a high ridge that I followed for the afternoon.
Later, I reached the point where the CT and CDT part ways. They'd been the same trail for the past 300 miles, and it felt a little sad to say goodbye. Maybe I'll be back someday though, making my way to Canada and reminiscing about my first through hike.
After the split, the trail dropped into a phenomenally beautiful valley with some old mine shafts scattered down the cliffs. I decided it looked like a good place to stay, and set up camp near a delapidated cabin. I enjoyed a peaceful evening and wandered around the area exploring, until another rainstorm chased me back to my tent for the night.
We found a better “system” for our hikes! I carry Grayson and Chelsea carries the other pack with all the food and water. Water is so heavy, and we like to take plenty of it, because you never know if it will get too hot or is someone will need some help along the trail. .
Today we hiked half of Ouray Perimeter Trail (3 miles and 1,200’ elev gain); it has some steep switchbacks and lots of exposure (not a good hike if you are scared of heights), but you get great views of the town down below and lower cascade is also a treat!