The fun (read: challenging) part of Japanese trails is that the soil is so easily eroded here that switchbacks don’t really exist. It’s a lot of following steep ridgelines of roots and mud up and down and up and down hitting the high points along the way. But the really cool thing about Japanese trails is how stoked the Japanese people are about them. Despite the difficulty of the trails, the mud, roots, ropes, wind, sometimes no real views to speak of, and a hidden Mount Fuji at the top, they’re just stoked. They are deep in conversations with the people they care about and yet will always say hello to you. They are drinking beers and making noodles at the top and along the trail, just happy to be outside no matter what the view might be. I strive to enjoy the journey as they do. Japanese hikers are the best. AND it turns out, so are insulated skirts 🙌🏻
I've been in a pretty big motivation dump recently. I've been sleepless for weeks, stressed about work and life and trying desperately to not fail. It's taken a toll in my workouts, zapped the joy from those I actually complete, and compounds when I sleep through others. Well, yesterday was a reminder to pull myself up, motivate myself, and get shit done. So I laced up at 5:30am and bagged 5 miles, at a sub-9 pace (getting back some speed!). .
I didn’t get a chance to march in the #womensmarch this year, but I did spend some time marching, along the trees, taking time to reflect on the two strong women I have in my life and what I can do, what we can all do, to empower them. Part of that looks like taking E out to the woods as much as possible. Introducing her to the birds and the evergreens and the oaks and arbors too.
About to start the second day of practice here on Okeechobee with @carl_jocumsen. This lake is a beast and everything looks good. The weather’s hopefully going to cooperate and warm things up a bit. and The bigger fish should start to move towards some more fishable areas. Excited to get after day 2!
#vanlife game-changer - TINTED WINDOWS. We can see out, but nobody can see in. This has been one of our favorite parts of our van. Sure, we don't have any much wall space, but feeling like we're living outside is worth it.
Wow, this weather got me going in all kinds of directions in this kitchen and in the garden. Just a few days ago we had snow ❄️ and temperatures were below freezing. The snow was so beautiful 😍 figured I’d capture it just in case we may not see it again for a while. I stayed in the kitchen baking, cooking up soups, roasting veggies 🍅 🌽sorting seeds for the spring garden and whipping up herbal infusions. Yesterday the temps were as high 71 degrees. Made you wanna put on your overalls, dig in the garden and then change into a cotton dress 👗 and BBQ 🍗 No need to wait on months for a change in the seasons, just a matter of a few days in between them now. Embrace life. Live it to the fullest. Peace and Love. 💗 🌛🌘🌎🌈🌪⛅️❄️☔️🌞🌹🌸🌝#winter#weather#gardening#cooking#lifestyleblogger#lifeisbeautiful#iphoneonly#inspiration#happiness#mothernature#home#kitchen#garden#outdoors#iphoneonly#snow#optoutside#getoutside