Don't become one of them. Do everything in your power to reject trends and patterns, and absorb more randomness, last chances, risks, strange days and your wild ways. Go through more hells, and be swallowed up whole by heartache. The kind that you never recover from. They'll tell you time is the elixir, but no one lives forever. Take some pains and memories to your grave. Don't hide from it. Don't avoid it. Stand directly in its path, and let love destroy you. It's the only way. Get to the end of it all, the very bottom, the deepest, darkest corner of yourself. Don't become one of them. You must not settle, and if whoever or whatever you're chasing isn't making your entire damned heart sing, it's not meant for you. And it will never be. I hope you get everything you deserve. Everything. The good and the bad. One day you're going to realize something: Your heart is no home for the weak. It's not a home at all. It's the world that most of us dream of seeing. And most people only dream. Don't become one of them. -jraymond
I had the pleasure of taking fellow @sweatworkingapp coach, @cestlarae 's empowering strength class, @ladieswholiftchi on Sunday and as always, left feeling stronger and more knowledgeable. It's important for fitness professionals to go outside their comfort zones and to try new things to expand their training techniques, stay current, inventive and creative. By exploring what's out there in the realm of fitness, we then can continue to better ourselves as coaches, mentors and athletes. If you haven't tried it yet, head to the link in my bio to check out some of the phenomenal coaches who are an inspiration to so many on the @sweatworkingapp!
Spartan Race NJ will always be my favorite venue because that is where I ran my first Spartan in 2013 (yes, when gladiators were still a thing!). I've been at the Beast for the last three years, so it's going to be weird not being there this weekend. Good luck everybody on finishing up the last minute preparations for the weekend - it'll be memorable!
👋🏼 Madrid, thanks for the memories, the time spent with family and the hills, lots and lots of rolling hills. Also thanks to the two people I caught trying to pick pocket me in consecutive days. Never happened to me before so I must look more like a mark as I get older
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🇪🇸Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree
👨🏼🎨Antonio Navarro Santafé
El Oso y el Madroño is a sculpture that represents the coat of arms of Madrid. The first appearance of a wild bear and a strawberry tree on the coat of arms of the city was in the 13th century. Previously, it only incorporated a bear in passant attitude, until it was replaced by the two current figures. With this change, they wanted to symbolize the resolution adopted by the municipality and the Chapter of Priests and Beneficiaries after a long litigation about the control of Madrilenian pastures and trees. Since this agreement, the former became property of the Chapter and the latter of the council. From here they modified the arms, including a strawberry tree and of a bear in a new posture: leaning on the tree with both paws #alberttravelsandrunsees