The perfect throwback for today ... The beautiful Nāpali Coast! Have been sick with the stupid flu for the last couple of days 😷 ... super excited to be back here in couple of days! #hawaii#kauai#islands#napalicoast#islandlife
This was taken 20 years ago when we went on a family trip to Kauai, the summer before I started high school. SUPER excited to be planning a trip back for Brian's 40th birthday in May 🙌💦💚 #tbt#kauai#napalicoast
32 2013 hours ago
Pihea trail was such a blast to hike. It was muddy, steep, short and had incredible views every step of the way. The valley was thick with clouds on the way up but thankfully on our trek down the clouds cleared out and gave us the most incredible view of the entire valley. Definitely a highlight of the trip being able to go on such a beautiful hike with my family.
Ir para o Hawaii e voar de helicóptero: ✔️
Se me falassem a alguns anos atrás que eu faria isso, eu NUNCA iria acreditar, mas aconteceu! 🚁🚁 E com um desconto bem bacana que arranjei de última hora 💸😬 consegui embarcar nesse sonho! Se forem pra #Kauai não deixem de fazer esse passeio! É a melhor forma de conhecer a #GardenIsland , simplesmente indescritível e inesquecível 💙 Vídeo completo na bio 🔝🔝🔝
Probably the most photogenic coastline I have seen so far! Do you guys know any other cool ones? Let me know in the comments 🤤 thanks to @frauke_hagen for pushing the trigger on that one! I was facing the other way in the helicopter 🙄😛
302 171132 days ago
When we finally got to this waterfall there was no one there but us and I remember just listening to the falls and it felt so quiet. It's hard for me to feel that way on the inside sometimes, when life gets so busy. Reading "Maybe It's You" right now and it's one of those books I feel like everyone should read! It forces you to take a good hard look at yourself and dig deep and get really honest so you can make genuine changes. I feel like true honesty with yourself is kind of scary but idk, I'm actually loving it 🙈 have you read it? #LifeIsGoodie#hbgoodiepresets
Why? Why do we choose to run 13.1, 26.2, 50 or even a 100 miles? (Long post alert 😉)
Last night @ultrarunnersd & I went to see @billyyangfilms new movie The Why, about his 100 mile journey at Leadville 100. You’ll definitely want to check it out on YouTube. .
It made me ask the question to myself. And honestly I probably ask myself that exact question during almost every race. Why do we do this? .
I don’t have a grand story of where I started running because I was overweight, drinking too much or doing drugs (I’ve never touched them), I wasn’t abused & I didn’t have a horrible childhood or any of those things that are so common to hear about. I’ve run off and on my whole life. I guess I started endurance running, honestly because maybe I gained 5-10 lbs & didn’t like the way my stomach looked in photos, I was modeling at the time (I still don’t like my stomach in photos but I digress). Then it was the challenge, I’d never gone over 3 miles, could I get to 5, 6, 10 & then 13.1. Then it was could I go 26.2. If I hadn’t met Sean I’d probably have stayed with the marathon, not really knowing much about ultras. .
The Why for me has changed in the 8 years I’ve been running endurance events. At first it was to see if I could do it, then it was to see if I could go faster. When I got injured last year, I lost my Why, I honestly didn’t know why I was doing this. I don’t enjoy the lows, like a lot of people do. Was I doing it because that’s what I always did or because Sean does? I didn’t know. .
After a lot of pondering this question over the last year, I’ve come up with a few reasons. First, no matter how slow it is, there is something magical about crossing that finishline. Knowing that you did it. Second, the places you get to see, explore & adventure in. And finally, the people. Runners, especially ultra runners are such an inclusive, welcoming, supportive group of people. .
What is your why?