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ADMIRE THE CLOUDS, CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN, GAZE AT THE STARS,
TRAVEL TO THE DESTINATION YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT,
OR JUST GET OUT TO EXPLORE YOUR OWN BACKYARD.

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Muddy, Bloody, and Joyful

Jlynn Frazier

I run to feel to let go on #GlobalRunningDay.
— Jlynn

Welcome June! Hard to believe that spring is in full swing, with summer just around the corner. In honor of Global Running Day, it seems only natural that I would write and reflect about something that I spend a lot of time doing.

I recently ran at Pineland Farms in New Glouster, Maine for the first time. They host a weekend of trail running fun for all levels (including a canine 5K!). The "big" races were on Sunday and included the 25K, 50K, and 50-miler. I decided to take on the 25K. 

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Training. Sometimes it feels like the picture above. Happy, smiling, and things are going well. Other times it is more like the image below. Pushing forward, determined to leave it all out there on the course. And the picture you are not seeing here is the other times. When things are really hard and you look so tired, winded, and it appears you might not make it.  But, the thing is that you know you have been running and working at it and you know your body will carry you through the race. It is often about convincing yourself (your mind) that you got this.

I have never done this before, but for the first time I had a motto. It actually started the morning as I drove to the race. I was getting anxious thinking, as I often do, that I was not ready for the race. This is then followed by my questions about whether I have done enough training. This is usually just silliness and I have run enough now to know that I just need to go out there and run my race and have enjoy the rhythm of the run that day.

So I set an intention to run the race as best as I could paying attention to my body and when it comes to positive brain talk I would remember to breathe and believe. I remember letting this phrase or motto swirl around in my head that morning. And when creeping thoughts occurred and I starting questioning (doubting) myself during the run, I just kept saying breathe and believe. Then I would take a good deep breath and relax. It is amazing what the body can do when we keep it fueled and at ease to do its thing. 

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Pathways & Possibilities: Summer is Quite Magical

Jlynn Frazier

Friday seems to come so quickly in the summer. Summer is quite magical here in Maine and since it is a short season I have to remind myself to slow down sometimes. I guess I do this all year really. There is just so much awesome and I want to experience as much of the wild beauty that I can whether hiking, paddling, traveling, running, or most any other activity I can do. 

A good story has a sense of wonder, it raises curiosity, it leaves something untold for us to gnaw on.
— David duChemin

Here are a few links that I really enjoyed this week and hope they spark some excitement for you too!

I shared a photo of Silver Lake earlier this week in my post  Ask Good Questions  and have been working on this larger panoramic view. I captured this image after a fantastic hike at Gulf Hagas, Maine USA. One of the best parts was having the trail to myself for hours of quiet exploration and creation. 

I shared a photo of Silver Lake earlier this week in my post Ask Good Questions and have been working on this larger panoramic view. I captured this image after a fantastic hike at Gulf Hagas, Maine USA. One of the best parts was having the trail to myself for hours of quiet exploration and creation. 

SUP'ing in Maine. GoPro captured me in action. Thanks to Jared Palmer for attaching it to his board. 

SUP'ing in Maine. GoPro captured me in action. Thanks to Jared Palmer for attaching it to his board. 


Pathways & Possibilities: From Goals to Celebrations

Jlynn Frazier

Here are a few links that I found inspiring and provided thought and motivation to work on the things in life that matter most to me. Photography, running, and thoughts about setting goal and living with less to enable time for what matters most is all wrapped up in a few quick links. 

With all of the crazy that goes on in the world, now is the moment to simplify and get outdoors to experience the beauty and awe of the world.
— Jlynn Frazier
  • David duChemin asks "What do you do when sharing your photographs gets in the way of creating them?" on his blog
  • Check out this story about a one year shopping ban to save money, remove debt, and create a life that matters most. 
  • "Curiosity doesn't have a finish line." Check out the film Curiosity about ultra running by North Face. Also, as Scott Jurek pushes for Mt. Katahdin (and a new record) I have been reading wonderful articles about his incredible journey. Check out this recent piece on Nat Geo's adventure blog
  • My post this week in celebration of Acadia National Park's 99 birthday along with a recent photograph I captured in the park this spring. 
  • Babies in the Wild a beautiful story and images by Marina Cano on Maptia. In case you have not heard of Maptia, it is a storytelling platform with a beautiful layout to share stories and photographs. I encourage you to check it out. 
An evening walk along the railroad tracks near my home base in Maine. 

An evening walk along the railroad tracks near my home base in Maine.