Above the fruited plain..
America the Beautiful was written in the state of Colorado by Katharine Lee Bates in 1895. Here are some filter free colorado pictures in honor of all of the men and women who serve this great country and help preserve its beauty. We are very grateful. Thank you. Tag a veteran who would enjoy these photos.
Photo time! Lots of Endurance Society gear spotted recently...
Karen, Bill, & Steven on Cascade & Porter in the Adirondacks (NY), Coco post race at Montmorency Falls & the XMAN course à obstacles (QC), Stephanie & Michael with the new mid-sized summit flag on Dial & Nippletop in the Adirondacks (NY), Linda post race at the Island Vine 10k at Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery (VT), Emma & Zephyr post race at the Ragnar Relay Reebok Ragnar Adirondacks, Chris & Rod (and a nicely color coordinated fellow racer) last week at the Barkley Fall Classic (thanks for the photo Jennifer :)), and John on Torres Peak and Greys Peak (CO)! Keep the photos coming!!
365 day run streak complete!! 635 more to go. Haha Running a mile everyday isn't easy and life throws you a bunch of curveballs but it's taught me to push through any challenge, become a better version of myself, never give up and always want more. The last month has been insane with evacuating for a hurricane, traveling for a wedding, preparing for our wedding, training and working crazy hours. The road isnt easy but it's something I can look back on in 50 years and say, I did that. I'm averaging 3.4 miles day and a total of 1,245 for the year.
I got to take my cousin from Britain @nicksaffell up on his first Colorado summit today. It went so well that we decided to do two, #greyspeak and #torreyspeak . Apparently it's still September, but Mother Nature seems to think differently.
Working at this ranch has created for some incredible chance encounters with some amazing people from all over the world. From these individuals, I've been fortunate to receive much wisdom and guidance in regards to success, motivation, and personal fulfillment. When reflecting on this summer, my mind tends to think back to one woman in particular who shared with me what her definition of success was and what it took to get her to where she's at in life. That person is Lara, the founder of the popular health brand Larabar. What she shared with me went along the lines of "how in life, as you grow older, you start to realize that the rules that define you aren't the ones that have been told to you, but the ones you create for yourself. Once you reach that point of realization, is when you experience the total freedom of choice in who you want to become. Don't be scared of the obscure, and don't be afraid to follow your passions. The more uncomfortable you are today, the more comfortable you will be tomorrow". ____________________________
Ran into a fellow Capricorn, earlier this summer while climbing Grey's Peak. He made sure to pose for me before heading home. Cheers to the G.O.A.T! We may be hard headed but we're even more determined, persistent, and cool as a cucumber under pressure!
Really missing the beautiful mountains today! Man I feel so blessed that I got to spend that time in Colorado with my family though!
Looking back on this day is so surreal. I can't believe I climbed a 14er. If I tried to do that 2 years ago, I would have turned around a fourth of the way in! I am so thankful for my health. Ever since I have made working out a priority, my life has been so much brtter. I am loving life so much more because I can do more and I feel GOOD. And I feel HEALTHY. So today... I am thankful for my body, thankful that I am capable of working out and building strength!