The Thrill of Unaided Flying

The Thrill of Unaided Flying“Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. Being House is like flying, too. He’s free of the gravity of what people think.”
Hugh Laurie

I love this quote but House was wrong! Driving a motorcycle is nothing like true flying. I have experienced them both and I have to tell you flying is so much better! Indeed both activities do wake all your senses up and make you feel alive but unaided flying puts a totally new spin on the whole concept of feeling alive!

The team at Alive! the multi-vitamin and mineral range from Nature’s Way invited me to try indoor skydiving. At first I had no fear at all, all I felt was excitement but once I actually booked the experience the fear started to crawl into my head… I was scared… a fear of the unknown took over… there wasn’t really any logical reason for it… it is not like I was about to launch myself from an aeroplane and hurtle towards the earth… I was about to fly upwards in a sealed tube with a safety net below me… what could possibly go wrong? Yet there it is, I was still afraid.

On the day of my “wanna be a bird” experience I even developed a “pseudo” twisted ankle. At the end of the day, I couldn’t go flying if I am unable to walk, could I? Mark wasn’t having any of it and put me straight and the fear volume subsided….a bit.

We drove to the wind tunnel, I got changed, I took part in the briefing, I practiced the perfect free-fall position on the dusty floor in a room full of strangers, I fastened on my goggles and helmet and I was ready! Let the fun begin… but it still wasn’t fun… I was scared again, really scared… knees unable to hold me up steady scared again, standing in that extremely noisy, unbelievably windy doorway awaiting my turn… my heart was pounding, the beads of sweat forming, cotton mouth, eyes wide… and then my name popped at the top of the list… the next flyer was me… there was no escape I was required to be ready… I was ready!

The Thrill of Unaided Flying - Indoor SkydivingI entered the tunnel, I immediately put myself into the basic skydiving position and I was up… and then down… and up again. It was truly amazing! I’ve never experience anything like it. I thought long and hard on how to describe the sensation but I simply can’t find the words to convey the moment. The feeling of freedom, weightlessness and total surrender to the elements can’t be described with words, they have to be experienced!

I can only imagine how wonderful the real skydiving must be. Who knows maybe one day I will experience it too.

In the grand scheme of adrenalin thrills, indoor skydiving is a fairly cheap one, for just under £40 you can have a true “time of your life”, but if you really want to feel alive why not try real skydiving?

There are a lot of companies out there like Into The Blue offering all sorts of thrills. Yes, they might not be so budget friendly but I bet they are worth every penny! I have started a piggybank just for this next level of fun.

Have you ever had the chance to fly unaided?

What do you do to feel truly alive?

*This is a collaborative post.

Take Alive! and #FeelAlive! – Review and #Giveaway

Take Alive! and #FeelAlive! – Review and #GiveawayThe commercially produced food of today is nothing like it used to be. Not only is the fact that most of the time, it doesn’t taste the same anymore but even more important is that it doesn’t even have the same nutritional values as it once had.

Fast growing crops, farm foods, GMO added to make foods more resilient to weather conditions, higher yielding or simply to be easier to grow… all of these make most of our food less nutritious and thus less valuable to our body. Yet, we still need the same (or more) microelements and vitamins to keep healthy. So what’s the solution? Well, we have to seek help in food supplements.

During our trip to Europe last month my Mum made us do a full blood test, just to see how we are doing… well despite our fairly healthy lifestyle and fairly balanced diet, we aren’t doing all that well… we are missing some crucial microelements and vitamins… it was time to seek some help…

Luckily for us we didn’t have to seek very far. Alive! came to the rescue and challenged us to take their Multi-Vitamins and see the difference.

Take Alive! and #FeelAlive! - Review and #GiveawayWell, after a full month of taking one “Alive! Women Energy” pill a day, I have to admit I do see the difference. I am more… well… alive! I have more energy, I sleep better and I am less grumpy (at least most of the time).

Alive! caters for the entire family. You can buy multi-vitamins that are especially designed with kids in mind (age 3+), men, women or just a general adult version plus there is a special selection for the over 50s. We all need something different, depending on our gender, age, lifestyle and Alive! has it all, all you have to do it to pick the right product for you.

And you might be picking it sooner than you think… Alive! is offering a three months’ supply of their Multi-Vitamins to one of my Bark Time readers.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to follow the steps on Gleam app starting with a mandatory comment on the blog post below… just visit Alive! and tell me which product would you like to win and why.

#win a three months’ supply of Alive!

Good Luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Alive!
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive 3 months’ supply of Alive! Food Supplement of their choice. The prize will only be fulfilled by Alive!.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 16/08/2015 at 23:59pm.

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