Arianne Jones

Professional Tobogganer. 2014 Olympian. World Cup Medalist. Lover of Life.

Something most people don't know about me. ⠀ I LOVE STORMS ⠀ •⠀ Rainstorms, windstorms, snowstorms, big waves... you name it I love it. As long as I am someplace safe, and not stuck in an airport that is!⠀ •⠀ Even when I was competing in luge, every time a HUGE weather storm would blow in creating chaos on the track, I would feel so calm and usually have some of my best races. Despite feet of snow, branches of trees in the track or waterfalls of rain pouring down the track in front of me!⠀ •⠀ I've been thinking about this this week and I have no idea why! But I do know that when everyone else if freaking out about the impending weather, I get extra calm. ⠀ •⠀ This photo was taken this week during a big storm here in #maui. We had just trekked for an hour down what used to be a road and now was a mud stream. Cruised through a cane sugar field in the pouring rain, to watch some epic 25-40ft waves at #Jaws #Peahi and the incredible surfers riding them. Soaking wet, covered in mud and happy as a clam. ⠀ Aloha baby. 🤙⠀ ⠀

DID YOU KNOW? Its #FoodFactFriday I just decided 😊 • I just love food. The more I learn about it, the more it blows my mind and gets me so excited! I've got all these food facts stored up in my head, so I decided to start sharing them with you! • We've all heard the term antioxidants. Berries are incredibly high in antioxidants. Did you know these ah-mazing antioxidants can actually help protect our skin and bodies against the damaging UV rays of the sun? • Berry smoothies every day for me here in Hawaii! Healthy skin from the inside out! • Raspberries top my personal berry chart as my #1 fave. Out of ALL the berries, what's your fave!? • • • • • #SmartNutrition #mindfulnutrition #EatWell #LiveWell #foodforthought #fuelforperformance

I typically show love by making people food! Or inviting them for food. Or by bringing them the most superfood nutrient dense foods when they are sick. Or making them coffees or smoothies when they come over! • Even though I dont personally celebrate Valentines day in my relationship; maybe you do, and thats fabulous! I support anyone taking the time any day to show their most important people a little extra love and gratitude. • Do any of you show love with food too!? If so these Cacao Hemp Crispy Treats by @mynewroots are the perfect tasty (yet freaking nutritious) snack to make for your loved ones! • Chocolate ✔️ Raspberries ✔️ Full of love ✔️ • Or make them for your ladies coming over for Galentines tonight! Pairs well with red wine 😊 • Or honestly. Make them for yourself and ENJOY the hell out of them! • • • • • #EatLikeAnOlympian #inspirehealth #feedfeed #buzzfeast #Foods4Thought #organicmoments

Most things that we spend time trying to learn serve a purpose. It's definitely true for me. • All my courses at culinary school helped me learn specific skills to execute dishes. Spending time in the gym lifting weights was to be faster and stronger on my luge sled. • I randomly decided I wanted to learn how to do handstands. Like not for 1.3 seconds! But actually hold a handstand. Why? NO CLUE. This serves NO purpose. Besides making me happy practicing handstands. And making me not as happy falling flat on my back 🤦‍♀️ or falling "ass over teakettle" as my mom @johannagouw would say. Side note where on earth does that saying even come from!?! 😂 • Is there anything is your life you're trying to learn JUST BECAUSE? Just because you felt like it? Or felt called to it? Or for fun? • • • • • #TheJonesLife #inspireadventure #wanderingdiary #stayandwander #livewild #goodtimesoutside #glipseofhawaii #islandlife #venturehawaii #alohaoutdoors

Guilt Free, Real Food SNICKERS BARS. Here they are! Everyones been asking me for the recipe. Yupp they are Vegan/GF/Refined Sugar free and DELICIOUS! 😲 ENJOY! I can't wait to hear how they go! Caramel Layer 2 1/2 (packed) cups Medjool Dates (pitted) 1/4 cup Peanut Butter 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 tsp Maca Powder (Optional) 1/2 tsp Salt • Nougat Layer 1 1/3 cup Oat Flour* 1/2 cup Date Caramel, above • Other 2/3 cup Roasted Salted Peanuts 8 oz Dairy Free Chocolate • Transfer the Dates to a larger bowl and cover with hot water and soak for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside any excess liquid off of the Medjool Dates and add them to a food processor or high speed blender with peanut butter, vanilla, maca and salt. Process until thick and smooth. If needed, add 1-2 Tablespoons of the date liquid to help blend into a smooth caramel. • Remove the Date Caramel from the food processor and set aside. Add the Oat Flour to the food processor (no need to rinse) with ¼ cup of the Date Caramel and process until well incorporated. This should form a slightly sticky “dough” that will hold together when you pinch it. Firmly and evenly press the Oat Flour Nougat into an 8x8 container. TIP: use a spatula dipped in water to help smooth it out. • Spread the remaining Date Caramel evenly over the Nougat, then sprinkle the Peanut on top. Use your fingers to gently press the Peanuts into the Caramel layer, so they stick. • Place this in the freezer for 60-90 minutes, until firm. Remove the frozen “filling” from it’s container, then use a sharp knife to cut it into bar-sized pieces. Return these to the freezer while you melt your chocolate. • Melt your Chocolate using a double boiler. • Moving quickly, place 1 candy bar into the bowl of melted Chocolate. Use two forks to “flip” the bar, until it is coated in chocolate on all sides. Remove the bar from the melted Chocolate, letting any excess chocolate drip off. Then, place it onto a plate lined with parchment paper. Repeat. • Place the bars in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, to allow the Chocolate to harden. ENJOY!! • • • • • #EatLikeAnOlympian #thejoneslife #inspirehealth #feedfeed #buzzfeast #organicmoments

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea • • • • • #Strongisbeautiful #aloha #hawaiinstagram #thehappinessproject #hilife #nakes hawaii #glipseofhawaii

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If you’re looking for me in the next month, you can find me here, slowing down, playing in the waves, collecting treasures from the sea. If you need me, give me a call on my shellphone. 🐚😂⠀ ⠀ 📸: @davidkarp

Happy birthday to my best friend, my love, my favourite human! ⠀ •⠀ Jeff is my yes man. Any adventure I suggest, anywhere I want to go try and eat, anywhere I want to snuggle, any dream I want to pursue he says YES. He may be making pro/con lists or spreadsheets in his head about it, but it’s always a yes to me. ☺️⠀ •⠀ Pretty happy I got to say yes to his question 💍 and agree to spend our whole life chasing adventures and encouraging and supporting each other to be our very best selves! ⠀ •⠀ So send @christieluge the best vibes today okay? Because he is a salt of the earth man, one of the kindest humans you’ll find and definitely deserves it! ⠀ •⠀ I can’t wait for another year together, to see what life has in store for us. ⠀ •⠀ Now it’s time for some birthday beach scotch... for him, I’ll stick to the sunset beach beer thanks! ⠀

‘If happiness is the goal, and it should be. Then adventures should be the priority.’ -Richard Branson ⠀ •⠀ I’m going to be living in Hawaii for the month of February, where my number one priority is adventures, playing, body healing and reflecting. ⠀ •⠀ I recently realized that I never really took a break after retiring from sport. My goal driven mind went straight to nutrition school studying like a madwoman, to korea for the OLY and then I moved to NYC to throw myself right into the madness of culinary school once again. ⠀ •⠀ I realized I needed a hot sec to breathe. To pause. To play. To reset. And for me personally it needed to happen at the beach, watching the waves roll in. ⠀ •⠀ This month didn’t happen by accident. For the last 7 months I’ve been brainstorming how to make it happen and been working my butt off to be able to bring it to life. ⠀ •⠀ Here we are. Adventure awaits. ⠀ ⠀

Winter mountains, I adore you and you are my heart happiness place! But I’m trading you in for my other happy place... ⠀ ⠀ Salty hair, sandy everything, playing in waves for days. Off to the land of pineapples. ⠀ ⠀ ✈️🍍☀️⠀ ⠀ 📸 @au5um

Winterberg holds a special place in my heart. Not only did I love sliding there and have some of my best results there. But it was where I competed in (what I didn’t know at the time would be) my last World Cup race. ⠀ •⠀ What made it ever more special was that I got to cap off the weekend by being held in a bear hug by my boys @rodelhawg @tristanluge @jsluge when we realized we had won the gold medal in the World Cup Relay together! ⠀ •⠀ Listening to O’Canada with the boys on that snowy afternoon will always be a highlight for me. ⠀ •⠀ Needless to say I know the ins and the outs of this track, and even maybe a few golden secrets 😉⠀ •⠀ Maybe you’re a LUGE FAN. Maybe you’re an arianne fan... the best kind obviously. 😂 Or maybe you've never watched luge and have no idea what’s going on here.⠀ •⠀ All I can tell you is stay cozy in your pjs, make yourself a coffee or mimosa or smoothie and turn on some CBC sports tomorrow! These athletes are amazing. I’m going to tell you exactly what’s going on, and probably be freaking out with excitement when things go right and wrong. ⠀ •⠀ @fil_luge WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS for on @cbc.sports @cbcolympics on Road to the Olympic Games this Sunday at 2 pm EST / 12 pm MST or online (Click the link in my BIO) ⠀ Trust me on this one. See ya on Sunday! ⠀🛷 🏆

I’ll be calling @fil_luge WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Winterberg @veltinseisarena for on @cbc.sports @cbcolympics Road to the Olympic Games this Sunday at 2 pm EST / 12 pm MST or online (Click the link in my BIO) ⠀ •⠀ Ever wanted to know what it looks like to slide down the luge track? Welcome into what was my office for the last decade of my life. You can get a glimpse of what the athletes competing this weekend will be seeing! 🛷 @gopro •⠀ What do you think the max speed (Kms/h) is in this video?? Comment below and I’ll let you know who’s the winner! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #cbcsports #roadtotheolympicgames #gopro

Dear Winterberg. I miss your curves. 🛷⠀ •⠀ Treat those Lugers well this weekend for @fil_luge World Championships! @veltinseisarena ⠀ •⠀ Throwing it back to @kimmcraeluge and I discussing lines at the top of the track a few years ago. Most people don’t like sliding in Winterberg. I LOVED this track, adored sliding here and best of all was always FAST here! Whenever I would come out of corner 2, I would legitimately giggle and smile and relax back into my sled.⠀ •⠀ @agough87 , Kim and I competed on @teamcanada together for years! The three of us were able to recognize early on that just because we were each others direct competitors; we could either bash each other down for our own reward, or work together to lift each other up. We chose the latter. We would work together on discussing lines, strategies, acting as moral support and in the long run I believe it made us ALL better. ⠀ •⠀ Behind every successful women is a tribe of other women who have her back, because Strong women lift each other up.⠀ •⠀ Tell people how much you appreciate them. Don’t hold it secretly. Tag the women in your life that you appreciate how much they lift you up. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

Jeff and I would like to get married in the mountains, where we are happiest! I would love to get married in THE MIDDLE OF A FOREST and put up a tent outside and just have a wonderful celebration with all our favourite people!! •⠀ Its proving to be quite tricky to figure out how to go about doing this and finding the right venue to do this at so... I would LOVE if anyone had any insight on this. Or maybe a wedding planner that specializes in outdoor weddings!? 🤷‍♀️ Any insights welcome! ⠀ Thanks in advance friends!!! •⠀ 📸 from our lovely day spent with @au5um ⠀ ⠀

Go where you feel the most alive. ⠀ •⠀ For me (lately) it has been the mountains. ⠀ Last week, some great friends and I bundled up, packed up some hot tea, tasty snacks and all the layers and headed into the backcountry to go for a winter wonderland show shoe! We didn't follow a trail, we took turns where we felt like it (And by we I mean @christieluge as he was breaking trail! 😊) ⠀ The only sounds were of winter wind blowing through the trees and great conversation @lhen7 ❄️⠀ Where do you feel the most alive lately? Can you make plans to try and go there!? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

Is it becoming glaringly obvious yet that winter is my fave? ❄️ •⠀ Whats your favourite season? Is anyone riding with me on the winter train!?⠀

SUNDAY SUN-DAZE ⠀ I am trying my hardest to slow down on Sundays. I'm not good at it, I'm actually terrible at it. Im really quite good at the GO GO GO, at the being busy and balancing all the plates in the air. But my body has been telling me for a long time now, that it cannot sustain that pace. ⠀ •⠀ So I am trying to appreciate the ancient wisdom of @oprah ☺️ @supersoul Sunday’s and be okay with being slow.⠀ And not accomplishing anything. ⠀ And that breathing, reading, resting, napping, feeling warm sun on my face, walking is enough for the day. ⠀ And that it's healthy and important to not ACHIEVE anything tangible today. ⠀ This is the hard work for me. ⠀ •⠀ Trying to harness what my mama bear tells me all the time. ⠀ "We are human BEINGS not human DOINGS, so be" ⠀ - @johannagouw •⠀ Tell me below what you do to be calm on Sundays, I could use the insights! ⠀ •⠀ 📸: @noellekjones ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

What makes you feel alive? ⠀ •⠀ For me it's standing on the edge of a cliff, with wet fluffy snowflakes landing heavy on my head. It’s howling into the abyss to hear your echo bounce back and hit you in the chest. It’s saying “MOM let’s go scramble out to the cliff and play in the snow!” and having @johannagouw say “OKAY!” ⠀ •⠀ What makes you feel alive? ❄️ 📸:@johannagouw

"Snow provokes responses that bring us right back to childhood" ⠀ -Andy Goldsworthy ⠀ ⠀ 📸: @johannagouw

As controversial as it may be, I am ready to admit it. ⠀ •⠀ Winter is my FAVOURITE season. ⠀ It makes me feel alive and calm simultaneously. I get genuinely giddy with excitement every time it snows. ⠀ •⠀ I really truly adore all seasons for the unique qualities they bring. But Winter my dear, you have a firm grasp on my heart ❄️⠀ ⠀ 📸: @au5um⠀ ⠀

Welcoming 2019 with open heart and open arms. ⠀ •⠀ Ive found so far in my life, exciting and hard are usually locked in a tight hand hold, and are the best of friends that go everywhere together. ⠀ •⠀ Since I was, well...maybe 14, every day of my life has been planned. With training, or competitions or school. I always knew what was coming next. Except for life’s curveballs of course. ⠀ •⠀ 2019 is the first time in my life that I can't tell you what ill be doing at 2 pm on June 18th. Or on May 12th. Or even next Tuesday. And that's super scary and hard for me, because its not what I know. What we know is typically comfortable, and I am uncomfortable. I am trying to resist the MASSIVE urge I have to plan EVERYTHING in detail and be okay with this space. Because it does feel right and it does feel exciting. I am trusting that what is right and meant to be will happen on those days. ⠀ ❄️⠀ ⠀ ⠀

Merry Christmas! •⠀ I hope everyone gets to spend the holidays with their people. The ones that make you laugh and make your heart smile. ⠀ •⠀ Be it your biological family, your friends old or new, or your chosen family. I hope you can be present and soak in the magical holiday spirit. 🌟⠀ •⠀ 📸@au5um ⠀ ⠀

I’m obsessed with great coffee. Everyone knows this. So it only made sense that I featured my “best in glass” since I am convinced that the right coffee cup can enhance your drinking experience and enjoyment from your coffee.⠀ •⠀ Check out the link in my bio and head over to @saveurmag to read more. Need some last minute presents for the coffee buffs in your life? OR upgrade your morning coffee ritual. Trust me it’s worth it. ⠀ •⠀ I’ve trialed them all, and my verdict. Yes these vessels do in fact make my coffee taste better and more enjoyable! ⠀☺️☕️ ⠀