Nature's Heart

Nature's Heart

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

W.O.W Garage 23, Leesville LA

I was fortunate enough to be able to cheer on and support my sister in person as she participated in her first Women Only Wod (W.O.W) fundraiser at Garage 23.

We arrived early enough where I got to check out the gym before they prepped the space for the WOD (Workout Of the Day) event.

Some of her Fort Polk ladies, coming to support her and cheer her on!

A few more lady participant friends.

Prepping for her WOD...wrist wraps and taping up.

I feel so blessed to have been able to capture this moment for my sister.

 She is such a strong woman in so many ways and I am so inspired by her various levels of strength. These pictures obviously show the amount of time she reserves to taking care of herself physically.

Hydration station

Quality vs quantity. She kept amazing form throughout these sets.

Don't forget, this is supposed to be FUN!

How she manages to look so angelic and serene while sweating up a storm is beyond me!
She is definitely out of this world!


Kettleball overhead swings! Yikes.

Remind me not to challenge her to an arm wrestling match!

Keeping a good attitude despite the physical pain.

I love this girl!

Digging deep! Last set Shawna!

Three sets of 6 different moves and as many reps of each move in a certain amount of time (2 minutes I believe) ...

Yay!!! And you're done! You survived and thrived!

That is one tough circuit...but she is one tough cookie!

 My beautiful sister, still smiling and on her feet...I'm pretty sure they would have had to wheel me out of there on a gurney, complete with oxygen mask and chest compressions! You are such a motivation and inspiration for me!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Roadtrip part 4: Garden of the Gods

Hello Colorado!

After a very pleasant barbecue, wine and dine and overnight stay with some of Ben's friends after their recommendation we headed out early the next day. Water bottles topped off and hiking shoes laced, we are ready to check out the Garden of the Gods.

I am so thankful that Ben loves the great outdoors and spending time in nature as much as I do! As for the rest of this hike...I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Yellow blooming cacti! So beautiful!

Go visit when you get the chance! There are so many paths that are very walking friendly!