Thursday, May 29, 2014

Adventure Vs. Human

When adventure hits you right in the face, what do you do?

The other day I went out to Lake Arcadia and had adventurous adrenaline flowing through my bloodstream during this journey of accomplishment. I let my bike guide me and pure happiness relax me while I pedaled my way through nature. 
 So, when adventure hits you in the face, what will you do? 
1)  Go along with it. Appreciate it. Relax.

2) Open the mind to adventure, the future doesn't exist yet. 

3) Enjoy every given moment. 
                 
                      

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Like A Fire In the Sky



Capturing this moment is one of many things that needs to be checked off of the to-do list for the day. I've always wanted to see what the Sun's reflection on the water would be like. I grabbed my GoPro and hopped in a kayak and soared into the aquatic horizon. "It looks like the sky is on fire!" is what I told people while showing them these photos. I get all giddy to know that our Sun is one the main sources of natural energy that we absorb every day and when it goes down we do too, eventually.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yak Attack!



This group of international students came to the boathouse on a beautiful sunny Saturday. They had never been on a kayak before, so that's where I came into play. They enjoyed every second kayaking on the wonderful Lake Arcadia and were glad I took them out for their first time. I honestly enjoy these type of moments, being able to make a difference is one of the great things about my job and most of all is I get to be myself and enjoy every bit of it.

Lightning Up!




Last week we had a great lightning show! Around this time we had thought we were never going to get some rain. There were sporadic showers that only lasted for about 15 minutes but we enjoyed every bit of the beautiful lightning show. Not to mention the wind was at a tolerable speed that I chose to sit on the porch for a few hours playing the ukulele while my GoPro did it's part.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Home Away From Home

Unique birdhouse on my step-dad's 5 acre-backyard; Ponca City, Oklahoma.
    
 Lately I have been going back home, which is a 95-mile drive to Northern Oklahoma. Although I did take advantage of couch-surfing and home-cooked meals. Being at home is something I have missed for about 2 years. But I will tell you this, it was well worth the trip. Spending valuable time with family and childhood friends was priceless. Nothing like re-living my youth and enjoying the good ole' moments of not having to worry about anything.

                                                                                         Shed, trailer, and tractor; Ponca City, Oklahoma.



Friday, March 28, 2014

2 Mountains. 2 Days.

 Day One.
  
 Mission accomplished. I conquered Mount Scott in the middle of March. The weather was tolerable enough for a 2,464ft. boulder hopping extravaganza! 

 Day Two.

Objective completed. Conquered Elk Mountain. During the entire hiking trip, adrenaline flowed through my veins. Only for the sake of nature.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Get Outside and Run!

 What are the odds that today's weather climate is wanting to make us stay inside all day? Maybe some of us want to skip class because walking against the wind from building to building can be a bit sacrificing. Although a better way to enjoy being outside, with the weather being bipolar as it is predicted for this current week, would be to GO RUN!
 "Tis the season for a good jog!" Especially in this climate today. Once you get going, there is no stopping. It gets better and better if you don't stop. With the body generating heat while running is a great feeling with weather like this. Perhaps, it would be a better experience with the right running gear.  For starters, this is what I would suggest:


  • Wear running shorts (Maybe base-layers, personal choice.)
  • Sweat wick short/long-sleeve shirt
  • Light wind-resistant jacket
  • Headband/Ear-warmers/Beanie (Depending on tolerable wind MPH.)
  • Running gloves (optional.)
  • Light running shoe (Road or Trail Shoe. Depends on location.)
  • Water (Various portable sources.)
Go be somebody and definitely benefit your personal health by getting outside and going for a good run around your local neighborhoods!

This link provided below is helpful for beginner runners, check it out!

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/footwear/running-shoes/The-Best-Running-Gear-for-Beginners.html