I am Enthusiastic about many things, and sometimes when people ask me for a favorite restaurant, favorite city, or favorite bucket list item, it’s hard for me to narrow it down. However, when people ask me what my favorite mountain to hike in Arizona is, I never hesitate. The answer is of course North Mountain! I love this mountain because it’s never too crowded, there are easy AND difficult trails, and the views are incredible. Check out seven of my favorite photos to inspire you to hike North Mountain! Enjoy!
What is the first word that you think of when you hear the word ‘Chicago’? If you’re a foodie like me, then pizza may be the answer! During my last trip to Chicago, I made sure to try all of the famous pizza spots and my friends, the hype lives up. There are so many delicious pizza places in Chicago and I had SO MUCH pizza and it was wonderful. All of the pizza places I tried were delicious for different reasons and Chicago style pizza is officially my favorite kind of pizza. Let me know which pizza spot is your favorite!
In my 26 years of life, I’ve learned that sometimes the best things in life come from the most surprising of places. Last year, when I was getting ready to take a trip to Vancouver, Canada I jokingly said to a friend that I would caption all of my travel photos with Drake lyrics, because he is a Canadian rapper. My friend laughed, and encouraged me to actually do it, so I did!
It was so much fun, not only listening to Drake on my flight to Canada but to be a little more creative in my captions so that you could all laugh and enjoy the experience with me.
This week, Drake dropped a new album and one of his lyrics low key made me mad because he kind of made a dig at travel bloggers with the lyrics ‘I know a girl that saves pictures from places she’s flown, To post later and make it look like she still on the go’. I just want to make it clear that Drake obviously doesn’t have a full time job AND a blog so excuse you Drake, get me some free tickets! 😉
Check out my Vancouver photos with Drake lyrics and let me know which is your fave!
I have always wanted to visit Niagara Falls and finally crossed off this incredible place from my travel bucket list! I didn’t do much research before going so all I knew was what friends had told me: that the Falls would take my breath away, and they did! I learned so much and was captivated by this natural wonder that I felt the need to immediately share these 10 photos to inspire you to visit!
A few months ago, my friend and I crossed off Lower Calf Creek Falls from our Utah bucket list and IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL! We hiked the Lower Calf Creek Falls trail to get to this beautiful (and chilly) waterfall! The hike was super scenic and it was a bit of a workout! Check out the video and photos below to get a better idea of what to expect when hiking this awesome trail. Let me know if you’d like to join me next time!
The finish line at the Wineglass Marathon
At the beginning of 2017, I wrote a post with 12 Bucket List Items that I wanted to cross off in 2017 and one of those items was to run a full marathon. I set a very big goal of one day running 26.2 miles….and I did it! I crossed off this bucket list item back in October and IT WAS AMAZING. It took a lot of time and work to get here and I learned so much on my journey.
In just one week, I will be turning 26 so I figured now is the perfect time to talk about the time I ran 26.2 miles, took 26 selfies, and learned 26 important lessons.
I decided to run the Wineglass Marathon in upstate New York because a friend invited me, the course looked beautiful, and I wanted to run somewhere with nice weather. I absolutely loved the race and during the race, I knew I wanted to document my experience so I took a selfie at every mile.
Yes, 26 selfies…I know that’s a lot. Don’t worry, I’ll only share my two favorites, but I will definitely share all 26 lessons learned. I hope this inspires you to run a marathon because it really is life changing. Stay tuned for more running posts, because this website is Enthusiastic About Running! Enjoy the 26 lessons, my friends!
You can’t go to Chicago and NOT see the infamous ‘Chicago Bean’ also known as Cloud Gate. That’s like going to Texas and not eating BBQ, which is what actually inspired this post! If you’ve been following along on my Instagram Stories, you’ll see that on a morning run in Houston, I ran past a sculpture called the Cloud Column that reminded me of The Chicago Bean…and for good reason, it was created by the very same person: Anish Kapoor!
Enjoy six of my favorite photos from my time in Chicago, I hope they inspire you to visit!
Today is National Love a Tree Day, a day that honors and celebrates trees! As someone who loves nature (and yoga), you can say I have a thing for trees….and tree-poses! And sometimes my love for certain things extends to those closest to me!
If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll know that I am #EnthusiasticAboutHiking AND #EnthusiasticAboutYoga, with the tree-pose being my favorite pose! My friend Carrie noticed this and began tree-posing during her trips, which I believe is a great way to celebrate National Love a Tree Day. Get out there, enjoy some nature, and maybe strike a tree pose!
Check out Carrie and her tree-poses throughout Arizona and let me know if she’s inspired you to get out and hike!
In just three weeks I’ll be heading to North Carolina to visit one of my closest friends who happens to be Puerto Rican and who also happens to be the very reason I visited this beautiful island a few years ago. I visited Puerto Rico with my friend to celebrate Christmas there (Hello Navidades Boricuas!) and I fell absolutely in love.
There is just so much diverse beauty throughout the island and the food is AMAZING! One of my favorite spots in Puerto Rico is Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo which is the lighthouse in Cabo Rojo! El Faro at Cabo Rojo remains, to this day, one of the few places I’ve traveled to that has literally taken my breath away. Check out seven of my favorite photos and let me know if I’ve convinced you to join me next time 😉