Archive for July 2012

A Break...

It's been a while blog friends. This past month, my life has changed in many ways. All great blessings, but regardless of the wonderful things I've decided it's time for a break from the blog world... and social media in general. It's taken me a couple weeks to get to this point. As much as I cherish and dearly love this blog, it's not where I want to spend a good part of my life. I'd rather be taking on my many hobbies and living these adventures, than blogging about it. It's a hard decision, but something that needs to be done before I spread myself too thin. 

With work becoming more important and challenging to me, I dream of my career flourishing. Being able to dedicate time to train for a 50 mile race, that's not easy, but I want that option. It's diving into the world of cooking, crafting, and learning what I crave. Or absorbing Grand Rapids and meeting the beautiful folks within it. Traveling to far off places and being full of wanderlust is my hope. It's eking out every last second of the day to spend with my best friend, Zachary. 

These are my priorities and this is why I must take a break. I don't know for how long or if I'll every come back, but I want to thank all the amazing followers who have left me beautiful comments and always made my heart full of daisies. :) 

Much love, 


Weekend Adventures // Olympic Trials

It's hard to imagine that two days ago I was amongst some of the most talented runners in 
America. The Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon - the mecca of Track & Field - I felt like a kid in 
a candy store. Inspiration, drive, and hard work seep through the historic Hayward Field; allowing
dreams to be made and records to be broken. Not only did I get to witness some intense races, 
I also took in the character of Eugene. From it's overwhelming growth of greenery, to the endless 
trails at every corner, I smiled and took it all in. 
Staying at the Brooks House, we met dedicated athletes and specialty running retailers who
 all were held captive by the atmosphere the Trials create. Pure courage, mental drive, strength
and high emotions were all witnessed. It was where you left it all on the track.
Standing in front of Pre's Rock was surreal. Steve Prefontaine was like no other - cocky as hell, 
but fast and gutsy. He will forever be a legend in the running community. 
Spending the weekend running through Pre's Trail, Amazon Trails, Dorris Ranch, and
 Spencer Butte, I was never at a loss for places to explore. By far my most rewarding run was
climbing 2055 feet up Spencer Butte. Reaching the summit, joy and a sense of freedom overtook
 me. The meaning of running ran through my head - it's the places you go, the things you see, the 
strength you achieve, and the happiness that is bound to be found. 

Have you ever been to Eugene? I think the west is calling my name for my next big travels. 

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