Since the late 1960s, there have been many protests, petitions, and lawsuits involving the Arizona Snowbowl, and the 13 Native American tribes who consider the San Francisco Peaks sacred. Though as far as the courts are concerned this is a “dead issue”, there are still many who feel pain at the continued defilement of the mountain. What is your stance on the topic? #flagstaff#arizona#snowbowl#protest#protectthepeaks#sacredpeaks#sanfranciscopeaks
Today was a grind. It was cold, it was windyyyyy, I was tired, and I got a blister on my foot. My teammate knew I was feeling bad (mostly because she felt terrible too and by the end of the run we dubbed it our worst run in Flagstaff) and she told me that on runs like that sometimes you just have to practice mindfulness; you have to acknowledge the situation you are in. You have to say to yourself yeah, this really sucks right now but I’m going to do it, it will be done well (with rigor and grit as my coach likes to say), and then I’m going to move on. Sometimes I like being “positive” so much that I think it’s a “bad” thing to say something is terrible or that I hate a situation that I’m in but I’m learning more and more that it’s ok to acknowledge when something is hard or not fun. It doesn’t mean I’m unthankful or a negative person, it just means that I’m in tune with myself and how I’m feeling. The sooner I acknowledge what is happening, the sooner I can accept it and figure out if I need to make a change. Today, I didn’t need to make a change. We were tired because we’ve been working hard and it was ok to feel that way on this recovery day after a hard long run. Other times, changes may need to be made and mindfulness will be a great tool to help me decide. Today, I’m thankful for a run that made me mentally tougher, the freedom I gave myself to acknowledge that something was tough,and for my awesome teammate @erin.teschuk who is obviouslyyyy the wisest of them all who talked with me about mindfulness and was by my side for the 10 mile run through 20+ mph winds. So watch out, ET and I survived and live to train another day!
Had a fun night at @boardandbrushflagstaff with friends making unique signs! Thanks @villageataspenplace for the night out! #handmade#flagstaff