Lately I've been thinking about the balance of quality vs quantity when it comes to posting on Instagram. After every adventure with my camera in hand, I have plenty of photos to go through. Some of them are amazing, some are good, some are okay, and some are nothing special. I hesitate to share photos that are okay, and even good, thinking everything has to be amazing. After all, there are so many photos on this platform that are truly awesome.
It's also worth noting I grade my photos hard compared to most others (I'm sure all creatives can relate). This being said, I know it's time to post a bit more even if it's at the slight compromise of quality. Consistency is key.
I stopped at a bookstore recently and read a bit of @garyvee's new book, Crushing it! It got me stoked to take advantage of the huge benefits social media can provide if nurtured properly. I can imagine traveling around the world taking sweet pics, connecting with sweet people, and getting compensated properly, all because of social media platforms. That's the cats pajamas! · · ·
How will you utilize these platforms? Dream big!
Day 35: If your afraid you loose the opportunity
It’s been a busy last few days but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m not going to recap everything I did but I’m pretty stocked about yesterday’s hike even still today and the kick off of LIIFT4 today.
So yesterday Hailey and I embarked on a journey to the top of Whiteface. Now I would be lying if I didn’t say I was slightly nervous about it. Why? Because usually Tim hikes with us.
Now first of all anyone who knows me know I’m a “badass chick” that will do what she pleases when. I’ll kick ass and take names later.
This would be my first hike that I would take without another adult with me and my first high peak with a child in tow! There were emotions/questions going through my mind. Have I prepared her enough? Would the climb be too much for her? What if she got injured? What if I got injured?
If I had let anyone of those question continue to feed my mind I would have stopped there and we wouldn’t have even gone. Both of us would have missed out on an amazing adventure and one that we both get to share for a lifetime. It’s a journey neither one of us will forget.
For those that have no idea what I am talking about Hailey not only scaled her First height peak of if the ADK 46 of Esther Mountain we then went on to climb to the top of Whiteface, for her second High peak! These would be my 6th and 7th.
We can either allow fear and doubt to consume us or we can embrace that fear and use it as our strength. I choose to use it as my strength!
Join us tomorrow Tuesday ! .
We will be hiking Griffith Park !
Our #fitnessHike is hiking incline trails and doing a 20 minutes upper body workout , .
Join us EVERYONE IS WELCOME !! .
Distance 3-4 miles .
Time: 6:45 pm .
Meet up location:
2700 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
On Parking G next it !! What to bring .
Head lamp or flashlight 🔦 .
See you all tomorrow
Can you train to climb a big mountain when you live below sea level? HELLS TO THE YES! ⠀
Back in 2009, by BFF from college and I both trained for Kilimanjaro (that's 19,341', y'all) while living below sea level — her in Houston and me in Bangkok.⠀
That training season was super challenging mentally, but it gave me major respect for those of you who are training for big peaks RIGHT NOW in places like Illinois and Florida. 🙌⠀
To train for mountaineering without a mountain, you have to be super creative, extra resourceful, and — let's face it — have a high tolerance for boredom.⠀
I remember climbing the stairs of my 17-story apartment building over and over for hours until I wanted to break down and cry. The building was under renovation, so the top few floors weren't even lit. I had to climb them in the dark with my headlamp.⠀
Also, because it was all closed off up there, some bats had moved in and were partying up by the ceiling. So on the last few flights of stairs, their was bat poop all over the floor. 💩 ⠀
So yeah, training through darkness and bat poop. It sucked.⠀
But was it worth it to stand on the Roof of Africa watching the sun rise over this huge glaciated volcanic crater? 🗻 FY! Actually, if I'd known how awesome it was going to be, I'd have been floating up those stairs (above the poop).⠀
So here's a double high-five of bossness to all the everyday heroes training in the gym, the stairs or whatever they can find to reach their mountaineering dreams! ⠀
You don’t need a mountain to train for a mountain. You just need a lot of heart. ❤⠀
Happy climbing! And if you're training in the lowlands, just hang in there. It's all gonna be so worth it.⠀
How does this even happen! The new @motoztires straight up roosted a boulder 😂. Took two of us just to unwedge the dang thing. Good thing the throttle cable got stuck at a high rev right when this happens as well. Never a dual moment when you #ridediamonds 🤘🔶
Can‘t get over this amazing view... Actually we wanted to do a lil bike ride around our home mountains to see how far we can get up with our bikes, of course we couldn‘t go back down without a lil hike too... and this is where we ended up! I didn‘t bring my camera with me on that day so i took this photo with my Huawei P20 Pro phone. 🏔 @huaweimobileat