“If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.”
– Wilfrid Noyce
Sometimes I don’t post because all I’ve been doing is hiking. I hike every week and don’t want to bore you all with my numerous hikes. I literally turned my brain off this summer from everything besides things that make me happy. I made it my mission. I am the kind of person that needs to stay active and busy but the second I get emotionally/romantically involved with someone, I throw a lot of that energy out the window. Seeing as I am newly single this summer, I decided I will no longer look for a man, or anything along the lines of that because I must focus on myself and what makes me happy. This is the first time in my life that I don’t want anyone to fill some gap that I thought needed to be filled, because my life is better when I am focusing on my passions. I realize that when I take out the expectations of what I feel I need from life, life gives me what I deserve and what I long for. So many new experiences, people, and opportunity have gravitated to my life because of my ability to completely let go of any anger or resentment I had towards everything. Negativity really kills a person and it’s nice to wake up every morning knowing that I am in complete control of my feelings and outcome for the day ahead.
Since my last post, this has been my week:
Sunday: Hike to Mailbox Peak with my family. By far, the hardest hike I’ve done to date but it was worth every minute/hour because of the most amazing views at the top. There were so many wildflowers and you have a clear view of every surrounding hike in the area. This hike was I believe 3 miles in and 3 miles out but the elevation gain is 4500 feet so it was a definite thigh burner.
Monday: Bodyworks and Zumba. (I had no idea my legs were going to hurt from hiking to Mailbox the day before but boy was I wrong) I am like an animal because when I was done with Monday’s workout, I could barely walk. I have an addiction to exercise that makes it hard for me to know when too much is too much.
Tuesday: I forced a REST DAY. This was much needed because I don’t want to injure myself and I have been going so hard lately in my workouts. I spent this day relaxing and working on two future articles.
Wednesday: Hike to Snow Lake with Carly! This hike was perfect for my sore muscles because it wasn’t really steep in elevation. It was beautiful the entire way and the lake at the top was breathtaking. I want to go back and bring my family because I know they’d like this lake a lot. Washington Trails Association says that this hike is 8 miles round trip but it felt more like 3 or 4 miles, maybe because there was not too much of an elevation change or because we had talked so much the whole way that it went by so fast! Either way, it was so beautiful and I am so blessed to live in this state. Once I got home I relaxed for an hour then hit a late yoga class and I feel so refreshed and relaxed.
Thursday: I don’t know what I am doing up right now at 4:30am writing this post but I have horrible habits at waking up this early with a ton of energy on my only days off from work. I would usually workout, but I have a big day ahead of me. Today Ashley and I are finally taking advantage of my Groupon addiction and going kayaking on Lake Union! (i updated this! what a fun day of kayaking!)
So as you can see, this is why I haven’t been posting. I haven’t had much to write about because I’ve been DOING so much. Once the weather gets bad here in Washington, I will start posting more diet and exercises for people to do. I only hope that all my hikes and activities help inspire some of you to take advantage of your surroundings because you only live once. Sometimes you need to get out of the gym and embrace nature and what it has to offer you. I post a lot of my fitness pictures on Instagram and I know quite a few of you follow me on there but if you don’t, my Instagram name is @tiarevincent Have a lovely day and I hope all of you are seeing progress in your workouts this summer.