Thank you, thank you to all my family, friends and fans for coming along with us on this journey. You're messages of encouragement have meant the world to us. WOW! The Amazing Race was truly the adventure of a lifetime. We had the good fortune to check places off our bucket lists and visit countries we never imagined we'd have the chance to see. Lucky doesn't begin to explain the way @jenhudak and I feel right now. We gave it everything we had and although the final challenge didn’t go our way, we don't have any regrets. (Well, I guess I do wish Jen had a little less knowledge of the "proper assembly" of plane...) We may not have won but we certainly didn't go home empty handed. I spent 21 days traveling the world with one of the best friends I could ever ask for. I made amazing friendships that I hope will last a lifetime, I'm going to not one but two weddings, the Indy 500 and besides... there's always a chance for The Amazing Race "All Stars" right?
We return to each other in waves.
This is how water loves. 🌊💙
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Last Fall I bought a drone (DJI Mavic Pro), and for the most part it’s been collecting dust. 🤷🏻♂️ Once in a while I’ll go in my backyard and launch the drone above my house to get some aerial views of San Francisco - Ordinarily, I’ll add some music to those videos and share them on my IG Story.
Anyway, we had another one of those super crisp and clear days here in San Francisco with a beautiful blue sky, so I trekked over to the Midtown Terrace neighborhood where I sent the drone up to get some shots of the city behind Sutro Tower.
(If you look closely at the upper left corner of the Tower, you’ll see a maintenance worker in a yellow basket! 😳 I watched him/her go up - I’m scared of heights so I was terrified just watching!)
I’m always looking for people to fly with - Let me know if you’re interested!
Happy Wednesday! 😁
“We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore” - AndrewGide 👩🏻✈️
My hands were shivering and it was so windy, but the thrill of learning something new is exhilarating! 👩🏻✈️
I was working with a group today where we were discussing how to help people overcome their fear of failure. For two years I didn’t get a drone because I thought it would be too hard to learn and that I would crash it. So I thought I’d share this not so perfect footage as a reminder to myself about how exciting it can be to learn something new, even if it isn’t always perfect the first time. 👩🏻✈️
By continuously trying new things we begin to learn that the first try isn’t the last try and things that we think are hard or scary aren’t always so bad after all 😘
Glad my talk was in the first session of the first day at #bps18! I got to relax and actually enjoy the rest of the conference, and also didn't feel guilty spending my breaks wandering around taking photos. Have to say, the #52frames_architecture challenge has really gotten me to look more carefully at architectural compositions around me.
Supercompensation is the desired adaptive response from training. This concept takes advantage of the fact that our bodies are constantly seeking homeostasis. Training can be looked at as the manipulation of the application of stress and the body’s subsequent adaptation to that stress. The supercompensation phenomenon usually happens over a 2-3 period. This is why it’s good to train your whole body or specific muscle groups every 2-3 days; to take advantage of the supercompensation wave. ~ Four Phases:
✅The Training or Loading Phase- After establishing your initial baseline your body will fatigue below that during your training session. Day 1.
✅The Recovery Phase- This can be a training another muscle group, a mobility session, or some form of active rest. As a result of the recovery period, the energy stores and performance will return to the initial baseline. Later day 1 and day 2.
✅The Supercompensation Phase- Here you actually rebound above your initial baseline. Your body “bounces back” from the low point of greatest fatigue to above your initial baseline. Later day 2 and day 3.
✅The Loss Phase- Preparedness, all things have a useful life. When you reintroduce your training, this stimulus should happen at the height of the supercompensation wave, establishing your new baseline. Every time you establish a new, higher baseline your fitness increases. The intention is to move the baseline in an upward trend.
🧠Supercompensation goes beyond the physiological response and also includes psychological and cognitive responses. Being able to do a little more each time you train will build confidence and groove new neural pathways in the brain. With supercompensation you can handle the same training load or even a greater load with ease in the subsequent workouts if recovery is adequate and the new stress is timed properly. ~
*graph courtesy of Kiwi Sport Physio
It took far too long for me to discover walking in Valencia Street. I’m glad I did though, the colors, sights, sounds and, oh lord, the food are some of the best things in the city. #sf#architecture#valenciastreet
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I stopped by the @westfieldsfcentre this afternoon to check out their Lunar New Year lanterns hanging from underneath the dome - very cool, extremely pretty, and incredibly photogenic! The way the sunlight comes in through the dome and illuminates the red lanterns is amazing. 🏮 Got me excited about the big Chinese New Year parade later this month! And yes, I stopped at the food court for some mall food afterward. 😂
(Snapping photos inside made me realize that I haven’t posted an indoor shot in ages. 😳🤷🏻♂️)
I hope you had a great Tuesday! 😁
This afternoon’s view from Russian Hill. It was chilly and breezy, and you could see clearly for miles - I’ve heard weather like this referred to as ‘Severe Clear.’ 💨
(The tower on the far left is on the campus of the San Francisco Art Institute. 🎨)
Happy Monday! 😁
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Happy Valentine’s Day! 💘🏹
This morning I went to Golden Gate Park to take photos. I started at the Conservatory of Flowers, and then walked down the street to the de young Museum where I snapped this photo of flowering plum trees in front of the Tower. 🌸🌸🌸 It was nice to see so many trees in bloom.
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Happy Monday, everyone! 🙋🏻♂️ Today I checked another ‘bucket list’ photo off my list:
I’d been wanting to take a photo of the Ferry Building with Alcatraz right behind it. I knew that the only way to get this particular shot would be to use a telephoto zoom lens while driving across the Bay Bridge. Not to mention I could only take it at a certain time of day to take advantage of the sun angle.
Anywayz, today @eopfell and I decided to give it a whirl: She drove my car from Treasure Island across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco three times until I finally got a shot I was happy with. 🤦🏻♂️📸 (I know - it’s ridiculous lol) The first two trips I shot while seated in my passenger seat but wasn’t happy with the results. Finally, on our third trip across, I decided to completely stand up on the seat and shoot through the sunroof. 😳
Definitely an adrenaline rush, definitely an urban adventure, and certainly a great memory!
(For those wondering why I didn’t just use my drone: Most drones don’t have a telephoto zoom lens - they are fixed focal lengths. It’s the telephoto zoom that pulls distant objects closer. Had I taken this shot with my drone - and I have tried it - Alcatraz would look really far away relative to the Ferry Building.)
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