What I Love: Tales Of A Wanderer
Sequoia’s do not stand alone. Surprisingly Sequoia’s do not have large, deep roots holding them secure. What they do have is countless outward growing roots that intertwine with their neighboring Sequoia’s, forming a solid hold and foundation. They support one another, holding on tightly in the fiercest of storms.
Sometimes I put my ear to their massive trunks and I can hear their soothing, solid support, of not only one another but of their support for all of humanity: For all those that stop to listen when in need.
Even in the deepest of my solitude I have never felt alone standing amongst these amazing giants.
This post is in answer to the many questions I’ve received of late asking about where I’ve been, physically and virtually, and what have I been doing…
While Facebook made things SO EASY to update so many in one place with just one posting, my Facebook account remains disabled and at this time I do not foresee starting it back up any time in the future. Meanwhile my Instgram remains alive and active. I use it mostly for my photography but at the same time give small glimpses of my adventures.
I am training for a Half-Ironman. For those that don’t know what that means:
A Half-Ironman is a total of 70.3 miles(113 km) consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9km) swim, a 56-mile (90km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1) run. So it’s almost like a second full-time job, this whole “training” business. I’m not updating and posting about the training on the blog because, well, I just don’t have the time. I do have a Coach and I do update my training progress online, but it’s for me and Coach. Certainly the mental aspect of training, the will, the tenacity, and of course the shenanigans, is enough to fill an entire blog and keep myself entertained. Just not now.
There has been an influx of followers to the blog these last few weeks. Feel free to head over to my About page for a quick synopsis of where I’ve come from and how I’ve gotten here. Here being Northern California. A place that has healed wounds I didn’t even know I had and a place that has touched the depths of my soul. A place where I realized I do not need a Facebook feed to keep up. And call me old-fashioned, but I am so liking getting updates and news the old-fashioned way – with phone calls and personalized messages. And this is a place where I love going into the mountains, or visiting with the Sequoia’s, or taking a 4hour drive using all back-roads that do not have traffic lights or street lights. Three places I so love going to, and three places that basically do not have Wi-Fi. This is a place that made me choose. And I love the choices I made. The mountains. The open road. The woods.
With a tidbit here and there on the blog…
Somewhere off of Hwy 89 in Northern California
The open road of Hwy 89
Sequoia’s in Calaveras Big Trees