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Blaine Coury  Autodidact, dog lover, and entrepreneur w/ an active lifestyle. My team and I make videos for brands & companies.

Remember to slow down and take it all in every once in a while.

I'll start by saying this was supposed to be a leisurely camping trip on the rim. I haven't been training much at all, certainly not for anything like this. But when several other friends weren't able to make the trip, it turned into just us two trail runners.

Signs all around the park specifically advise against it, especially in 100+ degree heat... but as is usually the case when I'm with @ldubgnar it didn't take much convincing to chase him to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back out in an afternoon.
We got a late start down South Kaibab trail at exactly 10am- temperatures already climbing. With only a couple short breathers to take in the vistas, we made it down and across the Colorado River in pretty good time and pretty good spirits. However, heading back up the steep Kaibab trail the same way we came in, our water refills drained almost as fast as our leg power. We decided to take a beautiful, but sun-exposed singletrack called East Tonto that traverses west towards the Indian Gardens.

Despite proper hydration and nutrition leading into the day, it was here, around mile 16, that I started to feel the first signs of heat exhaustion. Luke was patient and encouraging. Now on the upper portion of Bright Angel trail, our run turned into a brisk hike with several stops as I curbed my nausea and cramping leg muscles for the last couple miles out of the canyon. Our final motivational push came from a group of hikers who had started on the north rim of the canyon at 5am and were just as anxious to be done as we were.
I'm coming to learn that if you leave Luke and me alone for more than a couple hours, we're bound to go off and do something epic while pushing each other's limits. We all need at least a few of those friends- but a little heads up to train for the next big run would be nice.

Surely a day for the books.

#trailrunning #trailrunAZ #grandcanyon #downandback #kaibab #brightangel #merrell #ultimatedirection #runinspired #instarunners #xterra #ultrarunners #ultratraining #trailrun #hikeAZ #arizonaisgorgeous #azadventuredudes

Loved every wonderful horrible minute of this 22 mile #trailrun to the bottom of the #GrandCanyon and back. Thanks for always inspiring me to push my limits and for the rad 📷 @ldubgnar!

#trailrunning #trailrunAZ #arizona #ArizonaIsGorgeous #running #runinspired #training #hurtssogood #findyourpark #aztrailrace #xterra #endurance #ultimatedirection #merrell #optoutside #wherestheshade

The goal this weekend was to get off the beaten path, see some new spots in #Arizona, avoid the holiday traffic and crowds, and get in some good #trailrunning in higher elevation. I'd say we were pretty successful. Oh, and I like the new drone.

#LaborDayWeekend #Toyota #LetsGoPlaces #4Runner #T4Runner #T4R #4RunnersDaily @4RunnerLifestyle #Team4Runner  #Overlanding #roadtrip #WhiteMountains #videoproduction #XenonDepot @XenonDepot #DJI #Mavic2Pro #drone #aerialvideo #ExploreAZ #ExploreMore #adventure #AZadventuredudes #hyperlapse #instagramAZ #ArizonaIsGorgeous #ArizonaHighways #landscape #findyourpark #see_arizona

Music: @andrew_applepie

No fancy flying, just a couple quick clips to test controls, codec and color settings on the new #DJI #Mavic2Pro.

Riders : @48agent_alexis @mdezart Driver: @shredflanders

#drone #wakeboarding #wakesurfing #liquidforce #malibuboats #waksetter #23LSV #lake

Pretty sure this is why God invented sunsets.

Rider: @mdezart
#wakeboarding #liquidforce #malibuboats #23LSV #lake #ilovelake #bartlettlakemarina #sendit

Apparently I missed National Best Friends day. I have some absolutely amazing human friendships, so it would be impossible to pick a BEST one of those, so here's an obligatory shout-out to my OTHER best friend. His look in this photo pretty much sums up our bond. Unbreakable trust, love, loyalty and respect, with a healthy dose of challenging each other and calling one another out on our bullshit. The stuff any great relationship is made of.

#mansbestfriend #germanshepherd #dogsofinstagram #gsdofinstagram #gsdlove #bestfriends

Are we playing baseball or camping? Not really sure with all the smoke in the air, but GO #MARINERS!

Another father-son camping trip in the books. Not sure who's enjoying his retirement more.

#camping #backpacking #hikeaz #rei #optoutside #adventure #qualitytime #nature #germanshepherd #hikingwithdogs #gsdofinstagram #CanonTheDog

"Do something every day that scares you." Those of you that know #CanonTheDog know that he has a pretty irrational fear of unstable and slippery surfaces. This is why we seek out opportunities to boost his confidence while doing something that he enjoys like paddle boarding, or in this case a downed tree log that was rotting and slick from recent rains. While he was very scared, he wanted the stick I was holding even more and I continued to praise and encourage him, not letting him give up until he was walking the length of the log without hesitation.

We as people can do the same thing. Breaking down imaginary barriers and limiting beliefs by surrounding ourselves with others who have conquered the obstacles we're facing and who encourage us in positive, healthy ways.

#germanshepherd #gsdofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogtraining #traineveryday #fear #limitingbeliefs #adventuredog #campingwithdogs #hikingwithdogs #mansbestfriend

As a follow up to a video I posted a couple weeks ago for the @xenondepot HID and Xtreme LED install for the #toyota #4Runner, the awesome folks at #xenondepot clued me in that they had an updated driver module coming that would restore true #daytimerunninglight functionality (reduced brightness) without any noticable flickering. After I expressed my interest, they were kind enough to send over a couple pre-production units to test out. I've been running them for about a week and am pretty stoked to have DRLs back without blinding oncoming traffic! ...
#offroad #overland #toyotastrong #team4runner #toyotanation #offroadnation #4wd #t4r #toyota4runner  #teamyota #letsgoplaces #wheeling #adventure #4runnersdaily #explore #4runnermafia #4runnernation #exploreeverything  #frontrunner #IVDsuspension #iconequipped #TRD #SDHQoffroad #overlanding #arizona #desertrunning

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