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Kate Buntenbach

Run Coach (side hustle) + Marketing @chosenfoods Voracious Reader. Coffee Enthusiast. Avid Beachgoer. Using movement as medicine since 2005. โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“ฟโ˜•๏ธ

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The mountains are always calling these days and I ainโ€™t mad about it. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿโ›ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . p.s. New blog post just went live. It was a tough one. ๐Ÿ–ค . #sunsethike #girlgetoutside #natureheals #iamwellandgood #neverstopexploring
When life hands you lemons (i.e. sleepless nights): Go to yoga. Catch a sunset. Surround yourself with rad humans. Give back. Say something youโ€™re grateful for aloud. Accept hugs. Smile. Take deep breaths. Surrender. โœจ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ . #namaste #sunsetyoga #thesweatlife #iamwellandgood #tribe #girlgetoutside #tower23 #sandiego
Generosity, kindness, beauty, light and love. Thatโ€™s Sheri. And anyone who knows her, adores her. Happy birthday to you, my friend. The world is a better place because youโ€™re in it. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒ I hope you enjoy this next trip around the sun more than ever before. โ˜€๏ธ . #soulsister #girlgetoutside #HBD #solemate #sistersinsweat #powerofshe #solanabeach
Disappearing into the woods. Baptized by the mother (nature). Contemplating the state of the world. Toying around with grand ideas. Sparks flying. Stepping into our power, little by little. โœจ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ Colorado, youโ€™re magic. Thank you, thank you. . #natureheals #girlgetoutside #colorado #radgirlslife #estespark #neverstopexploring #outsideisfree
Boulder, youโ€™re dreamy. The way you tease me with those fall colors and that sporadic rainfall. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚โ›ฐ I just may be in love. . #bouldercolorado #radgirlslife #neverstopexploring #natureheals #girlgetoutside #runhappy
Rise with the sun. Surrender to the moon. โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ™ . Sunrise beach walks (and runs) are truly one of my most favorite things ever. // Theyโ€™re almost as gorgeous as this photo I snapped of my sister friend @juliasparkman yesterday. // . I recently listened to an interview with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, a renowned Ayurvedic doctor, who suggests changing your schedule can change your life. โฐ It sounds kind of silly but I actually wholeheartedly agree. The moment I was able to shift from being a night owl to embracing early mornings was HUGE. โœจ I canโ€™t totally explain why except that I feel life a better human somehow. Like Iโ€™m fully alive and taking advantage of life, rather than sleeping through it. If youโ€™ve caught a fall sunrise, you know what I mean. Itโ€™s energizing and life giving. . This doesnโ€™t mean I sleep less. In fact, sleep is one of my top priorities. I just go to bed earlier and rise earlier - more in sync with Mother Nature and my natural circadian rhythms. I wind down and get into bed around 9pm nowadays and itโ€™s surprisingly glorious. โœจ In sync and loving it. ๐ŸŒ™โ˜€๏ธ . #sunrise #cardiffbythesea #cardiff #beachwalks #natureheals #girlgetoutside #sandiego
Itโ€™s been a WEEK. Am I right, ladies? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ It was the perfect excuse for an impromptu hike at mount laguna with one of my soul sisters. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ We had to pause for a moment in this meadow just to take it all in. ๐ŸŒพTo our left was a family of cows and to our right, a sea of pine trees. ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฒ Not something you see everyday in San Diego. That ominous sky gently rained down on us moments after this photo was taken. It felt almost symbolic. Cleansing. Nature has a habit of doing that to you. . 9 miles. All smiles. Soul renewed. ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . #girlgetoutside #girlswhohike #sandiegohiking #mtlaguna #natureheals #neverstopexploring #radgirlslife
Even when life is hard and messy, itโ€™s incredibly beautiful. โœจ Be sure to keep your eyes open. . : : G R A T I T U D E L I S T : : . This photo was taken on an after-work impromptu beach rendezvous with a friend. The sunset was unreal! I get to experience that kind of magic ALL THE TIME, and I live for it. . I am surrounded by the most inspiring, compassionate women who lift me up every single day. I call, they come. To run, to jump in the ocean, to drink wine, eat pizza, you name it. They envelope me in love and support and hit me with the hard truth when I need it. . I have a healthy body and a mind eager to learn and grow. . My job and side hustle allow me creative freedom and I work with a team I adore. . I am curious in a way that leads me to beautiful, unexpected places. . I have a wild sense of wonder within me and I am awestruck by just about every little thing. I see magic everywhere I go. โœจ . My life may not be at all what I expected or planned for - but damn it, itโ€™s beautiful. A beautiful mess of wonder and whimsy and struggles and growth. I wouldnโ€™t trade it for anything. . Feeling stuck or sad or anxious? Write down 5 things youโ€™re grateful for right this second. I promise it will cause a shift in your emotional state. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
I felt the first kiss of fall yesterday morning. Normally this would bring on a touch of sadness and a longing to rewind to June so I could start summer all over again. But this time around, I shivered and a smile crossed my face. I felt relief in that little shift. I made it. I weathered the internal storm that defined my summer. . Iโ€™m thrilled to welcome in a new season. A new chapter. A fresh start. Itโ€™s time to let go of seasons past and walk gracefully into the next one. Iโ€™ve always found change to be beautiful and Iโ€™m fully embracing the mystery of it all. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸƒโœŒ๐Ÿผ . How are you feeling about the impending seasonal shift? . #fallfeelings #girlgetoutside #goodbyesummer #powerofshe #neverstopexploring #iamwellandgood
Just a casual reminder we live in the most gorgeous city. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒŠ Grateful for my life crew and these views EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. . #thesweatlife #radgirlslife #neverstopexploring #girlgetoutside #powerofshe #lululemon #womensrunningcommunity #sandiegolife
โ€œMy heart is home to compassion so deep it can dilute any sorrow, float any hope, and quench any thirst.โ€ ๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐ŸŒŠ . YES. Yes. Yes. Yes. And Iโ€™ll say it every day. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ That was the opening line to my mantra for this moon cycle by @chaninicholas. ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ• She always manages to beautifully string together the exact words my soul needs to hear. ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Take it and use it if it suits you. Itโ€™s a keeper. . #moonmantra #heartopener #girlgetoutside #iamwellandgood #powerofshe #athleta
At any given time, I can call my girlfriends and say โ€œwanna go for a run?โ€ and at least one of them will always say yes, no matter how last minute. Thatโ€™s the #powerofshe . ๐Ÿฆ„ Itโ€™s the women in my life who get me outside, breathing fresh air, sweating at sunrise and sunset. I can do it alone, but itโ€™s so much better with my people. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . Iโ€™m wearing the new @athleta Run Free collection here and Iโ€™m obsessed. ๐Ÿคฉ The fit, the colors, the fabric - itโ€™s all amazing. And itโ€™s eco-friendly. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒ Check out my insta-stories for the close-ups. ๐Ÿ“ธ . Action shot by my sister in sweat : @sherimatthewskimmel #sistersinsweat #powerofshe #ad #athleta #beachrun
I have the joy of coaching this incredibly smart, talented, beautiful, powerful and determined soul in preparation for her FIRST marathon ever with @cafoundation. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ And it just so happens to be my personal favorite, the NYC Marathon. Sheโ€™s a force! This girl has already faced several obstacles this training cycle and hasnโ€™t let a single one stop her. Sheโ€™s paused, recovered and been incredibly patient when needed. The rest of the time, sheโ€™s pushed fiercely and made zero excuses. This kind of determination inspires the shit out of me. I cannot wait to see her hit the streets of NYC in 54 days and I have no doubt sheโ€™ll absolutely smash it. You never forget your first, Danielle! โค๏ธ . #CAF #challengedathletesfoundation #nycmarathon #runcoach #thesweatlife #noexcuses #marathontraining
New moon in virgo vibes. ๐ŸŒ‘โœจ๐ŸŒŠ No idea who this chick is, but maybe I can manifest her badass surf skills. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ๐Ÿค” #radgirlslife
Today is a good day. โœจโ˜€๏ธ It marks the birth of two of my favorite people and closest friends. Julia + Susan. ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„ Two beautiful unicorn souls who have lifted me up in so many ways. Iโ€™m so grateful to have them at my side and to have celebrated them both this week in such special ways: naked swimming in the ocean at sunset + a peaceful getaway to the mountains. If we are who we surround ourselves with, then Iโ€™m f*cking amazing. ๐Ÿ’• #HBD #friendgoals #girlgetoutside #radgirlslife
I pulled a card this weekend that put into words exactly what my intuition has been telling me: . โ€œNow is the time to retreat in silence. I will lovingly help you to rejuvenate and recenter yourself. Do not try to make any decisions now. Just allow your mind to be at rest. You will know soon enough when it is time to take action. But for now, quiet your mind. Rest.โ€โœจ . Y E S (x10000). Iโ€™ve been listening to that inner voice and itโ€™s been absolutely freeing. ๐Ÿ’• . This holiday weekend I went away to the mountains of Idyllwild with one of my best friends. We had an enormous deck overlooking a sea of mountains where we did yoga, meditated, journaled, read (and read and read). We sat in silence at times and had deep convos in the hot tub at other times. We hiked a mountain and got massages. We ate til our bellies were happy, drank wine as the sun set, and slept like babies to the sound of crickets (until we thought we heard ghosts ๐Ÿ˜ณ). It was heavenly. I took the deepest breaths, smiled the widest smiles, and felt my heart open. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ . Next time you feel the urge to retreat into nature or find a quiet little corner of the earth, just go for it. The soul wants what it wants for a reason. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ . #girlgetoutside #idyllwild #mtsanjacinto #choosemountains #wildernessculture #radgirlslife #iamwellandgood #trailchix #outsideisfree #wildwoman #chooseadventure
We hiked for the sunset and stayed for the moon. ๐ŸŒ . This past full moon combined with an intense breathwork session (w/ @breathofblake ) brought on so many heavy emotions this past week. << Anyone else? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ >> It seriously cracked me wide open and Iโ€™m just beginning to collect the pieces again. ๐ŸŒ• Woooo! Looking forward to a much needed, peaceful four day weekend in the mountains with one of my bests. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ—ป #fullmoonfeels #themountainsarecalling . ๐Ÿ“ท : @kylieventures
Hey guys, I blogged. Itโ€™s been like half a century. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ Warning: itโ€™s super, super long and will probably put you to sleep. But either way, I blogged all about my mountain adventure. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ–ค link in bio. #sdbloggers #girlgetoutside #neverstopexploring #soloadventure #socalhikergal #sanjacinto
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