Protip: if you attempt to climb ~3000 vertical feet, eat more than a plain greek yogurt and a banana for breakfast. You are not going into work. You are going into the mountains. A little salt wouldn’t hurt, either. On the other hand, if you’re really a fan of bonking and getting so nauseated that you can’t turn your head without wanting to hurl, then by all means. Enjoy your paltry morning meal.

"Uhhh, you guys? I’m just going to sit here. And lay down. And die."

Cons: too hot, extreme nausea, DNS (did not summit).

Pros: mountains, my dudes, the saltiest pizza in existence (the veg goes bacon!), Blizzard.

Pros win.

Ladies, if you have to ask a man, “Where is this going?”, the answer is nowhere. You should know your place, and you should be the only female in that place. Men are naturally like hunters. Once they know what they want, they go for it, no holding back. There should be no second guessing, ifs or buts or maybes. If he wants you to be his girl, he’d ask you. If he wants you to be his wife, he’d propose. It’s that simple. You shouldn’t have to ask a man if he is YOUR man. And no lady likes a little boy with eyes for everyone. Respect yourself enough to walk away from someone who doesn’t know, isn’t quite sure or is still thinking about it, despite how much you may care about them. Men always go hard for what they truly want, so if he isn’t going hard for you, you are not what he wants.

beachyrunner:

We have the best friends in the world.

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Unpictured: Beachy’s father towing her down the aisle in a shiny red wagon.

I sat at an empty table in the middle of Midway and hunkered down for my three-hour layover with coffee and my book.

I didn’t mind one bit. After a weekend of non-stop [albeit completely enjoyable] socialization, I welcomed the break.

The airport was quite busy and seating quite sparse, so I had a number of people ask to sit with me (“No, I don’t mind at all — be my guest”), scarf down food, and then hurry off to make connections. One person, an elderly fellow, lingered for a while, seemingly wrapped up in something on his phone.

"Excuse me, miss?" The older gentleman sought my attention. I looked up from my book and responded with a single, "Hm?"

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x-opher:

Family Photo. 

We’re all actually married to each other now.The Internet is polyamorous.

x-opher:

Family Photo. 

We’re all actually married to each other now.

The Internet is polyamorous.

I have wanted a latte all week, and I promised myself one that I could have one at the airport before boarding. My latte (with an extra shot of espresso) has finally arrived.

Ah, sweet surrender!

And now I wait until that inevitable moment when the caffeine kicks in and I get the immediate urge to poo. Right as we take off. Because obviously.

CUE ADVENTURE!

I have wanted a latte all week, and I promised myself one that I could have one at the airport before boarding. My latte (with an extra shot of espresso) has finally arrived.

Ah, sweet surrender!

And now I wait until that inevitable moment when the caffeine kicks in and I get the immediate urge to poo. Right as we take off. Because obviously.

CUE ADVENTURE!

Dearest Bizz was at a loss for how to pack for a combined wedding and camping adventure weekend.
Here is my packing all mapped out (geography of packing!) for her or anyone else who is curious.
Carry-on #1, medium-sized purse:
wallet
phone
boarding passes
gum
Nook
chapstick
keys
Carry-on #2, overnight bag:
flats (on bottom of bag)
light jacket (stuffed into its own pocket/built in stuff sack)
bobby pins
hair ties
hair straightener (will double as portable clothing iron)
32 oz. Nalgene
camera bag
phone charger
dress to wear at wedding, folded neatly and placed in gallon freezer bag to protect from dirt/excess wrinkles/tearing on zippers
enough room to stuff any random incidentals
Checked bag, trekking pack:
2-person tent
sleeping bag
sleeping pad
compression sack with enough clothes/layers for 3-4 days
day pack
headlamp
toiletries
knit hat
When you’re trying to travel as light as possible (assuming that you’re flying), it’s always best to wear your bulkiest apparel while in transit — it saves a lot of space. Sneakers go on my feet, and I will be wearing jeans, a couple of layers (you can never tell how the temperature will be on planes, but usually cold), and a down vest, which I will be able to stow away in my overnight bag if I feel so inclined.
I’m getting really excited.

Dearest Bizz was at a loss for how to pack for a combined wedding and camping adventure weekend.

Here is my packing all mapped out (geography of packing!) for her or anyone else who is curious.

Carry-on #1, medium-sized purse:

  • wallet
  • phone
  • boarding passes
  • gum
  • Nook
  • chapstick
  • keys

Carry-on #2, overnight bag:

  • flats (on bottom of bag)
  • light jacket (stuffed into its own pocket/built in stuff sack)
  • bobby pins
  • hair ties
  • hair straightener (will double as portable clothing iron)
  • 32 oz. Nalgene
  • camera bag
  • phone charger
  • dress to wear at wedding, folded neatly and placed in gallon freezer bag to protect from dirt/excess wrinkles/tearing on zippers
  • enough room to stuff any random incidentals

Checked bag, trekking pack:

  • 2-person tent
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • compression sack with enough clothes/layers for 3-4 days
  • day pack
  • headlamp
  • toiletries
  • knit hat

When you’re trying to travel as light as possible (assuming that you’re flying), it’s always best to wear your bulkiest apparel while in transit — it saves a lot of space. Sneakers go on my feet, and I will be wearing jeans, a couple of layers (you can never tell how the temperature will be on planes, but usually cold), and a down vest, which I will be able to stow away in my overnight bag if I feel so inclined.

I’m getting really excited.

I ran out of vegetables because I am going away this weekend, and I was too hungry to go to the store after work because I unexpectedly worked 10+ hours when I thought I would be working seven.
I had a small amount of pasta in my cabinet and amped the volume up with some pesto tortellini. I sauteed up some garlic and sundried tomatoes in olive oil. I made an asiago-bleu cheese sauce.
Stop looking at me like that, you guys.
I had to.

I ran out of vegetables because I am going away this weekend, and I was too hungry to go to the store after work because I unexpectedly worked 10+ hours when I thought I would be working seven.

I had a small amount of pasta in my cabinet and amped the volume up with some pesto tortellini. I sauteed up some garlic and sundried tomatoes in olive oil. I made an asiago-bleu cheese sauce.

Stop looking at me like that, you guys.

I had to.

Yesterday I woke up at 5:30 and made cupcakes before work. Because birthdays.

Ugly, but delicious.

  • Apple cinnamon cupcake with brown sugar swirl
  • Salted caramel buttercream
  • Caramel apple compote

Review: “I know a fair number of cardiac surgeons that would financially back your bakery.”

ironmanredux:

patagonia:

observation point - zion national park - march 2014.
post half marathon hike to 6500+ feet.
photo credit: brenna schwert.

Brenna!!!! Brenna @runningwithguts and @desert-child you made a thing and It’s a big freaking deal!!’Congratulations!!!

We’re pretty great, eh?

ironmanredux:

patagonia:

observation point - zion national park - march 2014.

post half marathon hike to 6500+ feet.

photo credit: brenna schwert.

Brenna!!!! Brenna @runningwithguts and @desert-child you made a thing and It’s a big freaking deal!!’

Congratulations!!!

We’re pretty great, eh?