Running in the sky. There is nothing comparable to the perspective gained on an alpine ridge. Exposed, heightened, inspired, exhausted. This is where I feel most alive.
"Just one more ridgeline, just one more knoll, let's just see what's around one more corner."
Running through the alpine is where I most easily access "the zone". Saturated in spectacular landscapes, raw elements, and a skyline perspective, makes synchronizing breath-body-mind an accessible task. It makes my spirit come alive.
As a performance coach, and an athletic talent for fitness shoots, one of the perks of my work is to run on mountains and make it look easy. Tackeling the N.Cascades for Amphipod hydration products this past summer was no different. But the truth is it's never easy. That's what makes it good. In my experience, anything worth doing is going to demand more of you than you think you can give. Never easy, always worth it. When you start to crave these sorts of opportunities, knowing full well the struggle-fest you're in for, but having no idea what is actually ahead, you reveal your truest self, you find your grit.
One of my favorite mantra's is: "The glory of God is humanity fully alive"
I imagine it; my silouhette running along granite ridges, between sun breaks and snow flurries, beams of ethereal light radiating from the clouds as I climb to conquer peaks and valleys and every obstacle in between. This image is my superhero; my relentless warrior whom inspires me when I am low on courage and losing focus. But the best part; ultimately, she is me!
I believe we all have this; a place that makes us feel alive, a struggle worth enduring, a challenge to conquer, a mantra to inspire, an inner hero to reveal our truest self. I am passionate about facilitating the discovery of these things, for myself and for others. And i am grateful to be living my passion.