Wir waren heut wieder gemeinsam laufen 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏻♀️🐕 - mitten im Wald und einen Teil davon einfach quer durch.
Also im Wald gefällt es mir super, aber ich mag schon gern Wege laufen. So ganz ohne befestigte Wege ist nicht ganz meins 🙃.
Spaß gemacht hat es trotzdem total und es ist wirklich viel schöner, als allein laufen zu gehen. 😚
Von meiner Erkältung habe ich beim Laufen gar nichts gemerkt, wir waren aber auch extra nicht so schnell unterwegs 😉.
Der Rest der Woche wird - Freitag ausgenommen - nicht ganz so sportlich werden... 😕 Schauen wir mal.
"Take a chance. You never know how perfect something might turn out to be."
Lately re-runs of Noah's and my first date keep popping through my head... I'd made plans the beginning of December to fly over in January with the intention of doing some hiking. However, the week I flew into Detroit, MI, the weather had other plans and he had to drive through a snow/ice storm to come fetch me. My flight got in around 8p and I had a major case of the jitters and derpy inner monologue. Literally the whole walk to baggage claim I was telling myself to "Just be cool, Billie Jean. Be cool."
I was standing in baggage claim, nervous and anxious, while telling myself not to be a dork and hoping I wasn't forgotten at the airport (again) and then there he was and my anxiety disappeared... but my nervousness went through the roof as my brain was like, "Oh, he's a babe by the way, be classy and cool. Also, your hands are stupidly sweaty."
We drove through the snow, ice, and slush across the border to a late night Chinese restaurant and were seated an adorable older lady. Finding places to eat is a bit difficult for me due to my dairy and shellfish allergy; plus I'm a super healthy eater. So, as you can imagine, I can be a little bit high maintenance when it comes to food. Haha.
We were the only people in the restaurant and soon were laughing over trying to record the perfect tea sip/slurp while listening to the restaurant's 80s rock mix. My hands were still sweaty and I felt like a total dork and started to tell myself to pull it together but realized that he not only didn't care, he actually seemed to love that I was dorky. After our food came, we sat and talked for a while before heading to his house.
Seven months later, he still has the tea recordings and we're still dorks when we have date nights. It was a chance to fly out to Ontario and though we didn't do ANY of the things I had planned, it was perfect (minus that horrible abomination of vegan carrot cake we put in our mouths) and though the distance is hard, it's a chance worth taking because everyday this is more perfect than either of us ever imagined.
📷: Mitchell C. @darthdonut1995
"Kennst du mich?"
Du hast mich schon oft gehört. Bewusst oder unbewusst wahrgenommen. Vielleicht ist mein Gesang für dich ein Sommerbote. Mich zu entdecken kann schwierig sein. Ich husche einfach immer ganz schnell in meinen kleinen unterirdischen Tunnel.
Wer bin ich?
Told a few kids at this year’s Ike Foundation Fish & Mingle event the first one who catches a bass wins five bucks. There’s no way I’d rather lose money and I’m glad the future of the sport’s looking so promising!!! Please follow me: -@Fishing_what_ever
“A sunset paddle with nobody else on the lake, can you feel the joy of this moment?! We stopped paddling, laid back in the canoe, listened to the loons calling in the distance (which we initially thought were wolves 😂), and soaked up the tranquility. we probably spent a good couple of hours out there. One of those nights that I’ll forever be grateful for!” 💙
Photo & caption by @wildbonde
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For weeks, spiders and venomous snakes tucked us in at night after long days spent climbing in torrential downpour. .
We initially started up “Leve Leve” in the rain. (Est. @hermanospou ) Efforts came to a halt after tip toeing around slimy Jenga blocks with sub marginal protection took its toll. .
When we turned around we began to question everything. Why did we come? Why was this important to us? and how much risk was “worth it”. .
Just two days before this photo was taken we had thrown in the towel, We had txted mom and dad. The trip was over. After a scary incident with rockfall while climbing in the rain, we could no longer justify the risk. .
But when the clouds lifted we couldn’t help but be drawn back in by the beauty and mystery that brought us here in the first place. The rock was far from dry, but we made a team decision to give it our absolute best if it wasn’t raining when we woke up. .
At 3 am we heard no rain. We switched gears and started up the tower via “nubivagant”. a work of art est. by @gazleah and @stoaga . We were greeted by wet, muddy, loose rock. But luckily interspersed with good bolts thanks to gaz. We pushed on and soon we were committed. .
I’ve climbed some choss in my day, but nothing of this magnitude. Between the slick rock, mud and giant loose blocks, the route was a test of risk mitigation. A delicate dance of free climbing what we could get away with, and aiding the rest when the risk was too high to personally accept. Pushing on rocks and not pulling. Watching the rope on sharp edges, knocking on each flake before you grab it, in fear you might kill your best friends. .
I’m really proud of us for reaching the top. Perhaps the most mentally taxing route I’ve ever climbed. I’m proud of our decisions on the wall, and I can’t stress enough how lucky I feel to have the team down alive and uninjured. .
I couldn’t be closer with sav and sasha. I was incredibly impressed with the girls. Both put forth 100% effort every minute on the wall. I felt as safe as I could be in their care!