Let’s Hear It For Time Bandit!

I am an avid sailor. For the past 6 months I had to take a hiatus due to health reasons but my love for sailing never stopped.

Over the course of my sailing “career” I have sailed on many sailboats. J24, Melges 24, J29, J35 and a few I can’t really remember.

My favorite is the J35, Time Bandit. This is the boat we race on and do our play sails on most of the time. Words can’t describe how special this boat is to us. So many memories and fun times!!

This past Saturday the crew took her out for race (I was at Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, post coming for that one).

As Time Bandit was getting ready for the start of the race, main and jib up, the mast snapped. Luckily no one was hurt and the conditions weren’t too bad. It was rainy with knots around 8 to 10 knots. They were able to get the sails and the rig back on the boat.

With this, the Time Bandit crew assembled at the yacht club Sunday morning to help take care of our girl.

Yes that is a bucket where the mast goes :)

Yes that is a bucket where the mast goes :)

Sunday was beautiful! Everyone was outside enjoying the weather! As we were cleaning off the sails I looked around at everyone on the water. This included some sailboats as there was another race going on.

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I even had some yoga fun!

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Once we got the sails cleaned off, we took off upstairs to kick back and have a drink while the sails dried. Then my husband had a brilliant idea, let’s take the boat out!!!

You don’t need sails to take a sail boat out! We had so much fun!!!

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The wind started to die out so we ended up towing a couple of boats back to the yacht club.

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Hopefully we can get a new stick in her soon so she will be back out sailing again soon!!!

Motorcycles, Semi, Glitter Bombs, Sushi and Yoga

What do all those things have in common?! They have been in my life during this past week! Prepare yourself for randomness!

I started volunteering at The Children’s Cancer Center. The first time I volunteered here was with my work over Christmas. I was so blown away by all that they do for families that have children with cancer or chronic blood disorders that I wanted to be more involved. Definitely check them out!!!! What they do for these families is amazing and so needed and so appreciated!

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Next on the random list, Colin and I ended up going for a test ride in a semi. Long story I’ll get to later but the test ride was a blast!!!!!!

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The lack of sushi in the below picture is the aftermath of our date night. It was DELICIOUS!!!

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12 years later and our friendships are still going strong. Sure we traded shots for baby bottles (there are only 3 of use without kids these days) and we wake up at 6am instead of going to bed at 6am but we make our girl’s nights count!

 

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These epic furkids!

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Motorcycles and yoga were of course thrown in because they have to be :)

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The perks of an enduro is you get to explore paths off the beaten path. Sometimes that takes you into a small creek!

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And you get stuck in said creek.

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We hit all our favorite riding spots!

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This is my serious riding face…

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Also had a photo shoot for my yoga teacher bio. This was the winner of all the photos!! Check out Adventurous Fitness & Yoga

This is my healthy eating, fitness, yoga with an adventurous flare project!

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Yoga Teacher Training – Weekend 11

It has come and gone, month 11 of my 12 month journey into Yoga Teacher Training!

I say it every month, I can’t believe how fast time is going by. Feels like only yesterday I was starting training and now I am almost done!

To kick off training this month, we were in our new training location. The owner/teacher of the yoga school I go to is currently breaking ground on her own yoga studio to be completed this fall. While that is under way, we are in a temporary location, which I love!!

It is a bit smaller of a space but it is very cozy and sits on a lake. Perfect for taking things outside and into nature.

The view from the back deck is stunning!! Definitely beats being in the concrete jungle of the city.

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Off to the side of the building is a great area filled with trees. Perfect for photo ops!

I’m on the left, first attempt at Hollow Back pose cause, “I ain’t no hollow back girl, ain’t no hollow back girl!”. Am I the only one that thinks of Gwen Stefani when someone says Hollow Back?!

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Located in the trees, were two perfect trees for slack lining! My girl Alix brought hers so we could play during lunch. It is way harder than it looks and just as fun as it looks!

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Part of training involved inversion training! Which I LOVE!!! My hand stands are getting better! Day by day they improve. Day by day I get more comfortable moving away from the wall.

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We had a beautiful presentation by Vivian who is a RYT-500. In the picture below, everything may seem random and unrelated but during Vivian’s presentation, she showed us how each of these items will set you up for success.

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Aside from this, we did a lot of asana, philosophy, laughing, chatting and standing balances.

I’m so happy and yet so sad that my 200 hour certification journey is almost done. I am putting the finishing touches on my graduation class for next month! It’s going to be a cool and funky class..and there may or may not be a black light involved ;)

Then as icing on the cake, I start my 85 hour Prenatal Yoga Certification next weekend!!! By June 2015, I will be a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher!!

Good things happening!

No idea where I got this or the source to site... but I dig it

No idea where I got this or the source to site… but I dig it

So I close this post with a picture of the sunset from our new training location.

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2 Wheel Kind of Love

It’s the weekend where love is thrown around everywhere. It’s the weekend where chocolate, roses, champagne and engagement rings fill our social media feeds.

Don’t worry, there will be none of that in this post. This post is all about a certain kind of love…the 2 wheel kind of love!!

It’s the love story of an XT225 and a KTM 525. One Saturday a couple of months ago, they were brought together by fate. They stay together by love.

They call it enduro love!

They call it enduro love!

This weekend was the perfect weekend for these two love birds to go out and spend some quality time together. Picture perfect blue skies, temperature at 70 degrees and just enough mud to get dirty!!

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My husband in an action sequence!

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And the video of coming back down!

Post ride shoot with a little side of Ava!

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The time change is less than a month away!!! Can’t wait!!! Then I can finally ride after work and not just on weekends!!!!!!!

Gettin’ Muddy!

What a crazy week this past week has been!

The highlights of the week were: I locked down a place to teach yoga, Colin and I were picked to film for a TV show (more details to come but I had to move my hair appointment up!!!!), sushi dinner to celebrate with our fav sushi chef in town Duii and taking the enduros out for a ride.

Beautiful and delicious things were made right after this picture was taken!

Beautiful and delicious things were made right after this picture was taken!

Today Colin and I took off on the bikes for a while. It rained here recently so we had plenty of mud to play and get stuck in! I got mine proper stuck, lots of fun getting her out of this!

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Look mom, no hands!

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There use to be a time when I would get pissed if I got mud on my designer pants, now the dirtier the better! You can’t really tell in this picture due to the lighting but I was covered in mud.

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There was also a family walk. Ava put it in 4-paw drive and booked it through every puddle she could get into! Her and I have some things in common :)

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Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

Put Out Positive Vibes & Good Things Happen!

In December I was offered a chance to teach two donation classes at a local studio! You have no idea how excited I was for this opportunity, especially since I am graduating with my 200 hour Yoga Certification in March.

For the past month I have been working on a class, working on the playlist and practice teaching the class on a couple of people during lunch at my work gym. They are awesome co-workers!!!

With the first of the year, the studio revamped their scheduled and changed something around, which is totally great!! New year, new changes, new freshness!

Sadly with that, I found out today that I will not be teaching there, cue sad face :(

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Slightly bummed but the truth is, I don’t get too disappointed with things because in the end, things always work out for the better!

Tonight I had a meeting with a local wellness center and it could not have gone better!!! Starting in April I will be starting up their yoga program!!! SO EXCITED!!!

Working on the schedule now! Probably do a 6am class one morning, a couple of classes in the evening after work then a weekend class or two. On top of that we want to do a workshop each month!

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Positive things happen when you put positive vibes out there! Put in the practice, put in the work and you will achieve your goals!!!