Algonquin Camping Trip
Sometimes I feel like the luckiest girl in the entire world.
I mean, I am in a stage of my life where I can have two of my friends call me up and ask me to escape to the wilderness for a weekend.
And I can.
For me, it is important to determine the root of why I do things.
Why do I compete in athletics?
Why do I have the career I do?
Why do I save money?
Why do I have the friends I do?
Why do I always seem to chose the hard way to do things?
It all boils down to one word for me:
All of my races that take me to the most remote places imaginable and all of my last minute decisions where I chose the hard, most adventure-filled way instead of the way that I know how to do things? They are me just building the life that I really want.
I used to think that going on adventures would just be a perfect stage of my life where I could play and explore but as those years keep compounding and I keep meeting more people who are exactly like me, which brings me to the realisation that this isn’t a stage. This is my life. And I really can live exactly the way I want to.
Like waking up to a sunrise and a hot cup of coffee.
Like kayaking from island to island, stopping to swim, nap and just talk.
Like making a cake in a dutch oven at midnight and then eating it right out of the container.
Like eating well to fuel me while I explore.
Like having strong, smart, adventure-loving people in my life who are happy with who they are and where they are in life.
Like having people in my life to look up to and learn from.
And surrounding myself with active, curious people who love to explore as much as I do.
It was really just a perfect weekend full of everything that makes me just so happy. I really don’t want summer to end…
Speaking of people who make my world go around, tune in on Friday to hear the race stories from the Genuine Health team as they share what went down for them on the IM 70.3 race course this month.
What is making you happy this month?