NO FAIL Adventure

by lindsay cotter on April 10, 2012

I’m kinda on roll here this month, adventure wise that is. Still participating in Adventurous April and this week I got pair it along with Lindsay’s Tuesday Trainer.

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PLUS

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 Bonus points.. RIGHT Lindsay and Janetha?

Anyway, Tuesday Trainer got adventurous. Trainers filmed themselves in places that were “adventurous” for them. Go check it out HERE.

I’ll give you a sneak peak of mine.

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Continuing on with adventure, I decided to go for it in YOGA today. What do I mean by “go for it?” I mean, headstand with eyes closed. Yes, our yoga teacher made us do everything with eyes closed. So I did, and I plopped right back down on my shoulder then butt. HA!

There will be a bruise there tomorrow for sure.

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BUT…

I took that risk for adventure. hehe. Plus it was humbling, which is always good for the soul. Right? Winking smile

Healthy Bites also continued down the ADVENTURE route. Another fun flavor made.

GF COCOA CRISPY PB & BANANA

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And babysitting adventures will be happening tonight, when I go take care of the nieces. I might be adventured out after that. I am already tired just thinking about it.

What’s been your adventure this week? Big or small!

Cheers,

LC

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife April 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm

My adventure today was running without ANY entertainment – and it turned out to be quite entertaining! Pretty sure I won’t do it for the marathon, but I might do it again on shorter runs!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

thats the best kind. SO FREEING!!

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Emz April 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Yay babysitting!!!!

You are so hardcore girl. Handstands. Holy awesome…. Handstands with eyes closed—amazing!!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

i’m not hardcore, you are! my idol. Love your adventurous mileage. hehe

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Natalie @ will jog for food April 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

My big adventure this week so far was driving on Sunday…we didn’t know where we were gonna end up, just kept exploring.

This week.. Yosemite!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

totally adventururous, and I LOVE IT!! Yosemite is too fun! enjoy!

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Caroline April 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

babysitting: the beauty of this is that at the end you return the children to their parents!!! ha ha!!

my adventure today was Bill’s closet
yep it is a danger zone…I have decided to clean it while he is gone for the week. I now think I married a teenager!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

ohh wow, that is adventurous, tackling the spuse closet is hardcore!

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Tracy @ Commit to Fit April 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Love the new look, my friend!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

oh thanks tracy, means a lot!

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Jess April 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Living on the edge over there aren’t you, my friend? hehe. Seriously though, way to try new things — even if it involved falling on your shoulder! At least you TRIED it, right?? I would’ve fallen a lot worse than that I do believe. Haha. Good luck babysitting!!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

LOL! yes, living on the edge… kinda. and falling all over the place. ahahahahaaaa

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Wow, I would have fallen just trying to get into that headstand! I hope your shoulder isn’t too bruised! And seriously, those healthy bites look awesome and the flavor sounds delicious :). No adventures for me lately…I need to work on that!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

i wish we could have fallen over together in yoga, then we could have laughed it off. Hope you get to adventure out soon!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Mine is coming at the end of the week when I’m at Nourished. I wish you were coming! Hope that bruise doesn’t stick around too long. Sounds like quite the challenging yoga class! I hope you have a great night lady!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

oh i still want to come. Maybe I can venture that way?? :P

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Bre April 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

My adventure today was starting my third teaching block…followed by a swim, bike, run. Now I’m planning for my adventures in the classroom tomorrow. ;)
P.S. Tell Miss Sadie I’m glad she is back where I can see videos of her sniffing out the new adventures.

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

hehe, sadie says to venture to AUSTIN ASAP!

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teabagginit April 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

oh my goodness, that bruise looks tough! it’s like combat yoga!
and a double ohmygoodness, those healthy bites look awesome! i can barely keep up! :)

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

hehe, I know. I am a healthy bite makin fool! hey, how are you friend?

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jobo April 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

whoa! headstand and eyes closed?! bad ass!! Hope it’s not a big bruise ;-) Let’s see. I tried a new barre studio tonight. While I didn’t love it, I was glad I tried a different approach. Expanding horizons, yes? Ahh want that HB! yum

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

not bad ass, just sassy. and sassy with a bruised shoulder and bum now. haha, gotta love it.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) April 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Just thought I’d test the commenting again

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

oh yea!! it worked. phew!

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Lisa April 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Your new healthy bites looks amazing! Oh no, I hope your shoulder is not too bruised and that it feels okay! Headstands in yoga freak me out haha. Maybe one day! You are on an adventure roll! So impressed! Have a great night!!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

it freaked me out, then i fell. so it can’t get worse, right? LOL!

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner April 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Lindsay! I hope you guys had a great weekend. I love your pictures.. they all bring a sense of peace and i love that!
those healthy bites look GOOD!

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LCCotter April 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

oh good, they bring me peace with you. Just wish we could somehow see those trails together friend.

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Pure2raw twins April 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm

i could never close my eyes! brave girl you are ;)

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:44 am

ya, it was hard!! and of course, i fell, but that’s the best part of yoga.. don’t matter, right?

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She Rocks Fitness April 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Those look so YUMMY! Tomorrow my adventure is going to be to get on that spin bike and do a kick butt workout. It’s been months since I’ve done it, but I need to do something different and step outside the comfort zone…plus it’s humbling too. :)

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:45 am

yes, you do!! Can’t wait for the spin workout. rock it woman.

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Lou April 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

oooo practise for Mini-Cotters! :) It’s the best work out ever chasing little ones!

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:45 am

i like that i get to give them back. haha, it is tiring!

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Katie April 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

My adventure has just been making it through the days. they have gone by SO FAST both yesterday and today. I’m exhausted at the end of the day and can’t even remember what happened!

I’m sure it was fun though.

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

your days are fun no matter what, just cause it’s you. ohh to be a fly on the way in your classroom. haha

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean April 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

um hello new blog look?! freakin’ love your header!

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:43 am

the wine is the best part, right? hehe

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Christina April 11, 2012 at 5:55 am

A headstand!!!! I haven’t done one of those in 20 years ;-) That’s awesome! I really need to get into yoga. All I do is run run run. I also need more than 24hrs in my day *sigh*

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

i don’t recommend it with your eyes closed. haha. unless you want to fall.

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Klh April 11, 2012 at 6:48 am

Holy moly, a headstand w/ eyes closed!? Way to go! The woods look so peaceful. Hope your week is going well, Linds!

Hugs to you <3

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

well it would have been cool if i actually kept the headstand instead of falling.LOL! happy wednesday!!

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J.L. April 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

Love the new header on your blog! So creative and classy. I’m always shocked at how hard yoga is to do with your eyes closed. Though I’ve never attempted a headstand blind…hm, wonder how long it’ll be before I try that today. I suppose I better move the coffee table out of the way first.

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

no kidding. yoga is tough, mentally too. but it’s good for us. right?

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Nichole April 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

That yoga bit back – ouchies, hope you’re OK.

Beautiful trail pics, so lovely.

I participated in my husband’s mountain biking race adventure – I’m counting that for me too – great to watch:)

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm

haha, yes it sure did bite back. Had no idea yoga could do that. And yea for bike races!

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Whitney @LiveRunLoveYoga April 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Falling in yoga can be so scary but it is most definitely an adventure! Good for you!

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm

oh glad, coming from you it means a lot. phew!

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christine @ oatmeal bowl April 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

great adventurous trail! jealous!

glad healthy bites is coming along nicely, too.

ps – how did you like living in HI. you lived there once, right? think i’m hitting a midlife crisis or something. LOL.

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

loved living in Hawaii. my father in law used to live there but recently moved back to NZ, no family left there. Now, i did get island fever and i didn’t make much money because it was $$ but ohhhh the life!

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Sable@SquatLikeALady April 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

Check out your muscular back!! =) Love it!

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

i was flexing for the camera, or trying to. hehe

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elise April 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

i really need some healthy bites in my life.

oh, and EYES CLOSED, head stands??? uhhh, scary! definitely counts as an adventure. hope your arm is okay!

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

i know, i was feeling all brave then PLOP! LOL! it’s good to laugh at ourselves though, right? and yes, you NEED healthy bite friend, and they need YOU!

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Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance April 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

ohhh! love the outdoor adventure pics! beautiful! hope that shoulder is okay though ;) you are a brave lady! i can barely do yoga with my eyes open ;)

my adventure this month has been starting a group for female inmates with Eating Disorders at the prison. I thought I would be teaching them…but I am learning a lot as well about how to help them and how their experiences differ from those I am used to seeing at community clinics. Has been interesting to say the least!

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

WOW!!! That’s amazing. did you post about this? if so, how did i miss it? I want to hear more.

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Rachelle April 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Love love love the pictures from your outdoor adventure. How fun!! And headstands with your eyes closed! You are talented me friend. :)

I went for a little hike up the canyon yesterday instead of running and that was a splendid little adventure indeed.

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janetha April 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I would like to take an adventure with you. And our dogs.

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm

oh yes yes, I’m beggin for that one.

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Lisa @ RunWiki April 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Those trails look beautiful… love the sound of morning doves in the background on the video, that sound reminds me of walking to school when I was a little girl. Hope the babysitting adventure goes well tonight. hugs

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm

i know, sounds of nature make it more rejuvenating. escaping life!

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kalli April 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

love this post too! and i love your youtube videos! well i would ay my adventures lately have been getting back on the bike and one yoga class. i still want to try cross fit though :)

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

i forgot that i uploaded those. You like them? glad somone watches. hehe. And yea for more yoga/bike riding. You are quite the triathlete these days… YOGA/Running/Biking.

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Meg April 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Sorry I’ve been out of the loop, but I love the new blog look!

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

oh i just changed it, so youre not out of the loop. Plus instagram is where we catch up! hehe

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Bonnie April 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Great adventures! Yoga in itself is an adventure for me! Love seeing yours. And have I even commented recently? I always read, but perhaps haven’t said – love the new blog look! Also, thanks for being my friend. :)

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LCCotter April 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

i love you friend. Always good to hear from you, email or comment. <3

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish April 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

Cheers to new adventures, especially those that involve standing on your head with your eyes closed! I’ve always wanted to try doing a headstand, but I’m just not quite gutsy enough! Maybe closing the eyes makes it easier? I admire you for “going for it!”

And I LOVE the new blog layout! The wino touch is so fun! <3

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LCCotter April 12, 2012 at 6:49 am

you wouldn’t be admiring me when i fell straight over, hehe. But heck, gotta go for it sometimes. right?

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Miz April 12, 2012 at 4:53 am

my live is one big OUTTA THE COMFY ZONE these days.
and I love it.

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LCCotter April 12, 2012 at 6:48 am

i would agree and I admire it so!

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Lisa April 12, 2012 at 6:39 am

Nothing risked, nothing gained!

I am adventuring with a friend in SC …so that has been fun!

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LCCotter April 12, 2012 at 6:48 am

travel adventures are the best kind!

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Jonathan Aluzas April 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Adventure: Not losing my mind during tax week, and while waiting for my Achilles tendonitis to go away so I can start training hard again!

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LCCotter April 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

wow, that’s impressive. Can you come help u stay sane during tax week? Feel better, get that heal rested.

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