I’ve spent a lot of time on Grandeur Peak these last weeks prepping for the 24 hour Running Up For Air run. There’s something about spending multiple mornings in a row on the same peak noticing all the little changes in the snow and the trees and occasionally scoring one of those sunrises that makes you thankful you didn’t disregard that 4:45am no matter how badly you wanted to. Here are some of my favorite photos from the last week. Little Roo has hit the summit 10 times since January 1st!
Perhaps it is all this vert, to much sitting time at work, or that looming big uncomfortable birthday number coming up, but I’m noticing it is starting to take a longer time to recover from these bigger efforts so I’ve recommitted to a yoga practice since it makes me noticeably feel better. There’s this thing called CLASS PASS and it has revolutionized my yoga class attending. For one I absolutely hate the idea of spending upwards of 20 bucks a class plus I have difficulty committing to a class after work and I want to be able to go to more than one studio. Class Pass solves all those issues!
How it works? You spend a flat-rate a month (my plan comes out to only 7 bucks a class!) and you can go to any of several yoga, pilates, cycling, and other strength training studios across town. You need to sign up ahead of time so if you don’t show you’re charged a fee which totally helps with the commitment issues. Total genius program!
I’ve also picked up a pair of these strange little things called Yoga Toes because I am getting these old lady bumps on the sides of my big toes and these jelly-like toe spreaders can apparently fight bunions. They feel pretty fantastic after a long day on the feets!
I’ve somehow managed to finish 6 books this month so far and I highly recommend Annette McGivney’s Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures and the Search for Heaven on Earth about the brutal murder of a Japanese tourist in the Grand Canyon and the history of Havasupai. It was a difficult read emotionally, but a beautiful tribute to Tomomi Hanamur’s life.