Things that have caught my eye this last week or last month:
+Yoga by Equinox video. I first read about it on Huffington Post in regards to it being potentially offensive or objectifying women. If that were the case why aren’t we talking about the beach volleyball players who wear bikinis to play their games? The beauty of the whole video is not what she is wearing or that she is only in her skivvies, but that she is freakin’ strong and the amazing lines that the body forms as she performs the routine. If only I were that strong!
+And then I read about the dangers of yoga because that was all the rage. And to that I say, um, yeah? It is a sport. Any time you are in repetitive use of a part of your body you can potentially hurt it. And you can do that if you are untrained in the sport, too. With any sport. So, I don’t quite get the hubbub, other than it makes yoga look bad. Lesson? If you feel uncomfortable in a position or can’t do it, don’t push yourself.
+I saw That Hike Guy’s PCT video last week. Then all of a sudden it seems the popular bloggers caught onto his awesome PCT moleskine journals. I’m glad to see a hiking blog get some mainstream activity!
+Section Hiker has been writing about several White Mountains bushwhacking expeditions—in winter. They are very adventurous and after my own bushwhacking heart.
+Have been loving The Familiar Wilderness. I can’t remember how I found this blog, but it is quickly becoming a favorite.
+My Brother has been writing a lot in his blog lately. I love it because he is writing about his garden but also I get to see my niece and nephew and their antics.
+If you like Downton Abbey, my cousin Elizabeth has been creating commentaries with her friend called Picture Shows & Petticoats. Get a cup of tea and have a sit while they chat about the show for half an hour! Good stuff!
+If you remember Make Time from our AT thru-hike and his summit of ‘Daltahdin’, well, he is at it again. This time he’s heading north from GA with his wife. Follow his journey as he hits the AT again!
+I’m not a rock climber, but I found Crag Mama and I love it. Mostly because her kid is out there learning to climb and enjoying the outdoors. I particularly loved her About page in regards to not succumbing to the status quo of sacrificing a life outside when a little one comes into play.
+A couple/friends of ours in Florida recently had their second child. Like a week ago. I knew they had started potty training their oldest when he was under a year old but I didn’t realize they were following elimination communication until she posted about her newborn using the toilet. I had to look up this term and then I realized what exactly it was. It sounds interesting and I will have to do more research on it, but I will file it away for potential use in the future. It’s verrrrryyy interesting. Yes, I will probably be *that* hippie parent. I was already thinking of using non-disposable diapers…
And that’s a wrap!