This is so cool! Gotta get me one of these suits…
It’s been almost a year since my last dip in the ocean. I miss it (and Kauai) so much. Being 10-20 feet underwater and staring back up at the surface is an incredible sensation. The water compressing against your skin, the rhythm of the waves as you get picked up and carried away, the smell and stinging taste of fresh saltwater. It’s a beautiful environment where I feel utterly at peace and at home, but also humbled by its awesome power. This video captures those feelings perfectly.
It’s time! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits Duluth next Saturday and Sunday evenings. Tickets are only $10/night. That’s guaranteed to be the BEST $20 you will spend in 2013 to sit on your ass for the primary reason to get stoked to go outside and play.
Here’s another profound episode of Shots of Awe for you. These tiny snapshots of thinking, believing and being are so inspiring to me. “Life will begin at the edge of your comfort zone.”
This video just sent chills down my spine. Here’s to breaking free from the routine and the mundane. To getting out of our comfort zones. To finding complete joy and freedom in the moment. “We have a responsibility to awe.”
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If this doesn’t make your day, your week, your year, then I don’t know what will. Take note!
My good friend Marcus sent me this promo for a trail race in Africa this afternoon and boy did it strike a chord! The footage is accompanied by the narration of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem A Psalm of Life. It’s a beautiful reminder to live life now and act in the present. It’s also an inspiring video that makes me want to run 120K. Could there be anything better?!
In other news, the foot is starting to make a turn for the better. After taking about a month off, I started running again last week, nice and easy. It feels so good and promising. One step at a time.
Tell me not in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou are, to dust thou returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today.
Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.
In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!
Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, – act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o’erhead!
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sand of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solenm main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
I don’t how many of you have desk jobs, but how often do you sit and wish you were doing something like this instead. I suppose it doesn’t need to be a desk job, any job doesn’t really compare. Doesn’t even come close. This is a promo video for the new and improved GoPro camera. It’s 30% smaller, 25% lighter and twice as powerful. I’ve wanted one for a long, long time and now I want a monofin. Watch this video and get pumped.
“I never worry about the future, it comes soon enough.” –Albert Einstein