Monthly Archives: February 2014

HALF MARATHON

February 28, 2014

marathonI dedicate this photo to the half-marathon that I have just signed myself up to run this summer. Since last summer I have become a pretty avid runner, but never reaching a distance over three miles. My competitive spirit was bursting for something more, and I have completely bypassed the idea of a 10K and launched myself full on into running a half-marathon. Training began two weeks ago and I am really excited to start hitting those high mile runs in the coming weeks. While I know many first timers push to simply complete the race, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t trying to finish with a good time.

photo credit: here

INTERIORS

February 23, 2014

Interior

 One day I will own a house of my own and be able to decorate it however I please. For now, I will just drool over other peoples beautiful homes. I really love how these spaces combine Nordic inspiration with a rustic edge. Subtle greys, whites, and blacks meet leather and deerskin. Sometimes minimalism can feel cold and un-lived in, but these interiors have done it just right.

photos clockwise: 1/2/3/4

OLYMPICS

February 18, 2014

 

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 The XXII Olympic Winter Games are well underway and my eyes have been glued to the TV from the moment they started. I always look forward to the Olympics and the chance to watch not-so-well-known sports and cheer on not only my own country, but the whole world. Not to mention, I will take Olympic commercials over all other commercials any day. My personal favorite events to watch besides the ever popular snowboarding and ice-skating are skeleton, luge, and aerials. It’s so amazing to watch those athletes speed, jump, or skate across the ice and snow. Anybody else out there get really pumped up after the Olympics end? During the last Summer Olympics I was so enamored by rowing that I went out and took an Intro to Rowing course at a local club in Dallas. It was incredibly challenging but equally as rewarding. For those of you looking for a little something to supplement your Olympic fix after the games have ended, go check out the film “The Art of Flight” starring Travis Rice. It follows Travis as well as a few of his snowboarding mates as they make their way around Alaska and Patagonia. I can’t even begin to explain how beautiful and mesmerizing the film is….it’s definitely a must see whether you are a snowboarding fan or not.

photo credits: 1/2

CAMP

February 10, 2014

Camping

I grew up going on camping trips all across North Texas with my family, and while the first few years consisted of tents, we eventually upgraded to trailer camping. I’m thankful that I was exposed to the wild and am able to appreciate and love being out in the middle of the woods or on a lake with minimal supplies and my friends or family around me. I am fully aware that the pictures above represent a more glamorous side of the wilderness. Nonetheless, they are inspiring and beautiful and make me want to pack up my tent and sleeping bag and head out into the middle of nowhere. Most of my camping experiences consist of state park reservations on over-populated Texas lakes and rivers. Sometime in the near future (note:summer) I would love to head out into the back country and experience remote camping at it’s finest.