Strong is relative. It's relative to where you are right now. The best way to guarantee a faceplant is to always be looking back.
Having all the FOMO about one of my favorite peaks I haven't been up yet this year. Throwback to one of the best summits of last summer. #tbt#latergram#timpanogos
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Chancho.. sometimes, when you are a runner, you mermaid. In de mountains. Eess for fun. : @barefootkakes
There's not enough chocolate
There's too many chores
There are so many mountains
That I haven't explored
This is why I need you
: Jesse Ruben
Desert daydreaming.. can't wait to go back.
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Do you ever go up a mountain and immediately feel like you were cut right out of the very stone it's made of? #tbt#latergram : @andrew_burr
Toughness and softness are not mutually exclusive. Being "tough as nails" isn't any more valuable or worthy than vulnerability and emotional disclosure. Spend time around those who will encourage both in you.
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Sometimes you just gotta holler from a 10,000-ft mountain cirque.
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I'm pretty sure heaven consists of hammocks at high elevation. ⛰
"Certainty is the enemy of growth." - Mark Manson ..:|:.. If you're like me, you don't love uncertainty. Historically I've had a huge fear of the unknown. The only way I've been able to change that is to accept that boiling and churning in my stomach, embrace the dry mouth, ignore my brain begging me to turn around, and just take one scary step forward at a time until I find myself on the summit. #livelikezac#overcomingfear
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There is empowerment in confronting the realness of even the harshest circumstances. When you pause in the face of all that would cut you down and find your feet, you'll see strength in yourself you never imagined.
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I handed him my GoPro and said, "Hey Zac, take an inspiring photo of me looking epic." He said, "Like this? Yeah, that'll inspire lots of people...to not give me their GoPro." He was always finding a way to make us laugh. ••• Today we all came together to laugh and cry and try to let go of one of the most complete and impactful people most of us have ever met. Death sucks. There's no way to sugar-coat that. But what doesn't suck is the way it opens the doors and crumbles the walls between those of us who are left behind and we find ourselves closer and sharing and loving each other more openly. You are fiercely missed, my friend. #livelikezac@zaczim@runningutah
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Noises closing in from all sides
Warning all the ways to die
They say "you'd better give up"
I could surrender but I'd
Just be pretending, no I'd
Rather be dead than live a lie
Burn the white flag
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Don't just walk where your heroes dare to walk. Become the hero in your story and walk your own way. #livelikezac#ripzz#wmwzz
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"To think that everything must die for anyone to matter, got to find any way to your wild heart." ••• Grieving the loss of a cherished friend the best way I know how: being out where he loved to be with the people he loved to be there with. Life is for living, not for collecting cautionary tales and leveraging them as validation for our fears. Mountains can't be dangerous without also being wonderful. The danger only exists because we go up there, and we go up there because they're wonderful. Fear is an ally, not an enemy. What we need now is cautious bravery and willful living. Rest In Peace, my friend. May we meet again on cosmic mountains. #livelikezac#ripzz#wmwzz
: @barefootkakes #wmwranglers#wasatchpeakbaggers#utahtrailrunning#momentsnotmiles
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Sometimes all you need is some Target plaid and 6 hours on a mountain.
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"Love the silhouettes til the lights come on" ..or til the snow melts and my heart and feet can hang on a dry, breezy summit. Only a few more weeks!! 🤗