upwiththesun

Morning rituals. My friend Taylor is doing some pretty cool stuff over @shopemancipation . For the last several months she’s been talking about rituals and the importance of self care. She makes it seem like the most natural way to live, and it probably should be! . . Back in January our pastor preached a sermon on caring for our bodies. Caring for your physical body is a spiritual practice. Our physicality and spirituality are intricately connected. . . That sermon along with the emails in my inbox from @shopemancipation lead me to start my own small ritual of 15 minutes of yoga every morning when I wake up. This morning’s 15 minutes turned into 30 after a few intense days of physical labor 💪🏼 . . What are your morning rituals? I’m super excited to grab some of the items from @shopemancipation ‘s summer ritual - Up With the Sun. Check them out! (And no.... @taylorelysemorrison did not ask me to post this. I just seriously love this company she’s building! 💕)

Digging Those Early Morning Vibes✌️ Big Thank You To Those Of You Who Made It In This Morning! Without You Guys I Would Just Be A Lone Weirdo In A Padded Room! We Are Here Early Every Monday, Wednesday And Friday Mornings From 6:00-7:00am For Our Fundamental GI Jiu-Jitsu Class! #BeginnersWelcome . . . . #Jiujitsu #MorningsInMarquette #906 #UpperPeninsula #Marquette #906Life #PositiveVibes #MarquetteMichigan #JiujitsuLifestyle #Morning #MqtLove #RiseAndGrind #Mqt #Jits #Community #GetInWhereYouFitIn #Smile #Enjoy #LifeOfAdventure #LakeEffectBjj #Oss #Midwest #Michiganders #Gym #Fitness #ThirdStreet #UpWithTheSun

Rise and Shine, Valley....it’s been awhile:) #memorialdayweekend #floatready #upwiththesun #lovemoreworryless

This time of year always feels like a whirlwind. Our life gets filled up with obligations, events and other end of school year good things. But before I know it my life is out of focus and I’m pursuing the wrong things. Who can relate? What do you do to breathe in this midst of this chaotic season? To draw your focus back? Comment below I’d love to hear from you. - - #breathe #twistedchairpose #oneleggedchairpose #yoga #yogaoutside #yogainthemorning #sunriseyoga #upwiththebirds #upwiththesun #stillness

6am blast to work on fasted ride. #needAvo #myparlee #upwiththesun #timetoplay #starttheadventure @rapha_uk @bicestervillage

Just another #monday #vegas morning. #mycommute #sunrise wouldn't have it any other way #upwiththesun

Our journey with Angela Rose of @traveler_lost continues as we post our last photo of hers in this particular series. ☁️ . “It’s been over a year since I last set foot on Santa Cruz Island. There are bats in the attic of the barn, saddles from the hides of the cattle that were once raised there. Looming buildings of brick that made wine, and wood that sheltered a family. I’m excited to return, to give my time to help an organization, to partake in an experience that supports the values I believe in. It’s been over a year since I last set foot on the island, making new friends while centering my own soul. Cheers to the adventure ahead. The countdown begins.” ⏳ . Words + photo by: @traveler_lost 🎞 . #islandlivin #seasonalwork #tistheseason #getlost #getfound #womenwhorunwithwolves #sheexplores #sheroams #offthegrid #storyteller #takeahike #keeptrekkin' #itsawanderfulworld #traveldiaries #storytravelers #lifeontheroad #storiesfromtheroad #upwiththesun #traillife #mytinyatlas #travelon #journeyfolk #ourvisualworld #livetoexplore #hittheroadJane #SantaCruz #SantaCruzIsland #California #PilgrimMagazine

I woke up far too early this morning and [it] was there. It’s clockwork. I wake up every year when Summer starts to say hello craving the Pacific Northwest. Every year it’s a physical feeling that lives deep within calling me to the Pacific, to the mountains, to the shaded forest floors below old-growth evergreens, to the Redwoods, to the whale spouts illuminated by the eclipsing sun and the whale tails silhouetted against the dusty colors of dusk in remote bays, to the golden hours, to the apple harvests, to the small-town diners in places so tucked away that they may not have a radio station but damn sure have soul, to the ascents that take me far too long but prove worth it every time, to the picnics on primitive beaches, to the rocky coastlines, to the low-laying clouds, to the tide pools rich with life and the ever-changing tide tables, to all the places that I’ve already fallen in love with and all those I’ll undoubtedly love when I meet them. The PNW is calling me to places where summertime storms reveal wicked sunsets, where flannel is a staple of the season, and where the stars have little light pollution to compete with. . . . . #womenwhorunwithwolves #leftcoastbestcoast #sheroams #sheisnotlost #hittheroad #theroadislife #dustyroad #gypsyspirit #vagabond #summertime #choosemountains #soulshine #folkgood #folkscenery #folksouls #honestcaptions #traveljournal #intentionalliving #inpraiseofslowness #quietcorners #behomefree #aconsideredhome #leftcoast #thegreatPNW #Californianodoubtaboutit #PNWonderland #PacificCoast

Nothing creepy about this, right? How’d you like to see this guy staring at you with every track lap? First track workout in weeks....Encouraged by @runfoco to get back out there! 6x400s at a 5:40 per mile pace and one 800m thrown in there. Warm-up and cool down brought me to 5.5 miles total. Have my work cut out for me for my speed goals to be realized! Not going to lie, speed work is grueling. I know they are some of my most important workouts, but they try me! #fortcollinsrunning

Rise and shine everyone, the grind continues ... 🤑🤑 #buenosdias #upwiththesun #haverhill

There was a shepherd’s warning this morning over Totnes. #upwiththesun #dawn #morning #sunrise #sun #sky #totnes #firstthing #birdsong