Monday, April 30, 2007
Rocky has a best friend and it's Boomer. Rocky took Boomer for a walk out along the Alameda creek trail.
Boomer and Rocky taking a break. Rocky was yawning becouse he was getting very tired trying to control the speedy Boomer.
Rocky teaching Boomer how to swim at Quarry lakes.
There was a sign at the entrance to Quarry lakes that read "DOGS ON LEASH".
I belive this qualifies for dogs on leash, right?
It was a beautiful day. I was slow but still have fun. My goal was to finish in 14 hours but I ended up finishing in 15 hours.
I took a pretty good fall going down Burma road which is very steep. My hip thigh and elbow really hurt after the fall. I just sucked up and kept going. it was great seeing all my friends and meeting and running with new ones.
This course is very tough that's why I love it.
I realized being out there I made a big mistake going to crossfit Saturday,( make note to self. No crossfit the day before a race especially on that requires lots of squating ;)
I ran with Elizabeth from the runnersworld forum. Thanks Elizabeth for making the time we ran together go by faster.
me and my pacer Jo Lynn.
I was so happy to the smiling face of my pacer Jo Lynn. We had so much fun she was awesome. She ran a 13 mile section. I'm trying to convert her into a trailrunner. I think I already did.
Fast Jerry paced me the last 12 and he was awesome as always telling me stories and jokes. Even though I was slow I had a great time. Good jog to everyone who pushed through it wasn't easy.
Elizabeth, Jo Lynn, me & Nadia at the Finley aid station. Girls rule.
Two badass fastpackers at the finish. We will both be going for records on long trails this Summer me speed record on the PCT Garrett will be going for a YO YO on the CDT( continental divide trail) Garrett has also hiked the PCT and the AT. Good luck.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
It's going to be a hot one tomorrow. I'm running Mt. Diablo 50m. Looking forward to some fun in the sun. I will be running in memory of fellow ultrarunner Jennie Bettles. We must remember life is very short so get out and live.
Hope is nature's way of enabling us to survive so that we can discover nature itself.
For this day, acknowledge the restoring power of hope. Direct that power to bless all that needs healing in your life, including your negative attitudes and disappointments.
Friday, April 27, 2007
I always wanted a little sister, and when my big sister got pregnant I was so happy.
I was 13 when Tiff was born. I use to babysit her all the time growing up. I use to dress her up, and put make up on her. I use to dress her like boy George and Madonna. She new all the words to Adam Ant songs.
What fun memories.
Tiffany is staying with us for a couple months so were bonding once again, I'm so proud of her for working out. She is a smoker but has been going to crossfit.
I'm hoping that I can influence her and in the future , and she won't want to smoke.
Today we did a crossfit work out together on our own. We did a 2 mile run and 3 sets of different exercises. She did awesome.
Here we are at Quarry lakes having fun.
All the spiritual master tell us to make every decision and the choice as if our whole life could be changed because of it. Today, be mindful only of who you are in each and every action.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Rocky had his recheck and he's doing great. No more cone for him.
He got to hang out today with his new pal Boomer, and Boomer's mom Jo Lynn on Mission Peak. We had a blast.
Look how handsome our boys are. Rocky & Boomer. The Moms are pretty cute too ;)
Pain Is a touchstone of spiritual progress.
Follow your pain as if it were a candle in the night, leading you to a place of decision. Clear choices can often heal your pain because they release your conflicts.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I didn't know Jennie very well met her a couple times. She had a passion for the outdoors, like myself. Last week she took a fall coming down off of Half dome. http://www.sierrastar.com
My heart goes out to her friends and family during this time. I have lost so many people in my life, and understand the pain of losing a loved one.
I am running Mt Diablo 50 miler Sunday, and I will run in Jennies memory.
Friends this reminds us life is to short. Live your life to the fullest like Jennie.
Jennie I will meet you again on the trail up in the sky until then run on beautiful soul.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Memories are cleaver impostors, making it appear that an experience or relationship cannot be healed. If you believe that, how can you heal your body or protect your health? Replace impostors with higher truth.
Me and my two new friends Jo Lynn, and Boomer the dog. We met a year ago on Mission peak and have seen each other in passing over the year.
The universe has brought us together Jo Lynn, I believe we will become great friends. Thanks to you and Boomer for joining me today.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Embrace the change in your life. Release what you no longer need, and welcome the seeds of new experience.
Me on Flag hill, waving a flag of lupines. I love running in Sunol.
Me near High Valley camp in Sunol.
Happy Earth day everyone. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy your favorite trails this weekend. Off to work ;)
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Just hang'n with a few of my favorite training partners "The Cows". They were being a bit lazy today but seems when I run by they like to try and chase me..LOL
My new tattoo...It's me in the 90's. Julio looked at a few pictures of me, and this is what he came up with. I had him change her hair from black, to blonde & red & pink.
Last nights run on Mission Peak. I love running at night.
BE MINFUL TODAY OF HOW YOU NOURISH YOUR BODY WITH HEALTHFUL FOOD. FEED YOUR SPIRIT WITH SELF-RESPECT AND SELF-LOVE, ALLOWING ONLY POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS TO ENTER YOUR BEING.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
I'm very happy to report he is doing AWESOME. He has to wear the lamp shade..I mean buster collar for two weeks ;)
I think he still looks just as handsome with the collar.
It was nice seeing you Jo Lynn (a poster to my blog) at petco. I hope that cute Pitbull pup gets back to her owners or hopefully your daughter will give her a good home.
Rockys new toy puppy. I think he was more interested in the treat I was holding up for him. :)
The look of a very happy Rocky home and on his bed. He has the best life.
WE OFTEN BLIND OURSEVES TO BEAUTY PRECISELY BECAUSE IT INSPIRES US TO GO BEYOND OURSELVES. TODAY, FIND ONLY BEAUTY, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR FIRST INSTINCT IS TO BE CRITICAL OF SOMEONE, SOMETHING, OR SOME OPPORTUNITY.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Rocky's surgery went well. The Doctor was shocked at what he found embedded in the corner of Rocky's eye.
It was the cats claw. The nail tore off and was embedded. The doctor said he has never seen anything like this. Rocky is a very lucky boy he didn't loose his eye.
I visited him twice today and he looks great. I will pick him up and take him home tomorrow afternoon.
The doctor saved the claw to show me. I still can't believe what a good little trooper Rocky is. He had to be in pain but he didn't act like it.
TODAY, BE MINDFUL OF HOW OFTEN YOU JUDGE OTHERS. IN RECOGNIZING WHY YOU SEE OTHERS IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT, YOU DICOVER THE FEARS THAT YOU NEED TO HEAL IN YOURSELF.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I took him to the vet today. He is having surgery. The cat tore his third eyelid and scratched the corner and inside of his eye. They need to remove the skin that is damaged and hanging inside his eye. The good news is he will not lose any of his vision.
He will get to come home tomorrow. The cat will stay in a create when in the house, or it can wander around outside. I told my niece the cat can wander around ,in the house at night when me and Rocky are sleeping.
Poor Rocky. Here he is with his left eye damaged. I was so sad to leave him at the vets today.
FORGIVE ONE PERSON TODAY. OPEN YOUR HEART TO THAT PERSON, AND RELEASE UNNECESSARY SUFFERING FROM THE PAST. FEEL THE PEACE THAT FOLLOWS FROM THIS SIMPLE ACT.
I forgive my niece and her cat. Rocky's eye could of been worse.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Beautiful morning veiw along the Ohlone trail.
Still having fun even though I was tired.
I didn't realize until after I took the picture, I was standing on a rock surrounded by poision oak..OOPS
Almost done and my back hurts..I wonder why ;)
Thursday, April 12, 2007
You never stop repairing and renewing yourself. You must absorb the light and shadow of each day you live. Don't keep your spirit stuck in yesterday as a new day begins. Prayer is process.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Today, find ways to create balance in your life. Cast all negativity in a positive light, and let go of any fears that block the flow of vital energy within your body, mind, and spirit.
Starting Friday at 7am I am starting a 3 day fastpack on the Ohlone 50k course. I am doing the 3 days of 31 miles to test my gear and see how long it takes. It's all training for the PCT. I will spend the 1st night just outside of Del Valle. I will head back to Mission Peak and spend the night at Eagle springs on the 3rd day I will head back to Del Valle where I will finish sometime around 5pm. I might see some of you if your training for the Ohlone 50k. If anyone is interested to spend a night with me out on the trail let me know.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Today is for observation. Where does your mind wander naturally- into fear or fantasy, humor or stress? Follow your mind, and observe where it goes to feed itself. Do you like what you see?
Don't forget to do your WOD today. Here's what we did. http://www.crossfitoneworld.com
Today try to time yourself for 100 squats. Let me know how you do.
Have a beautiful day.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Today I did just that. I didn't have to work ,so I thought why not go to all the crossfit classes today(5). Freddy my trainer made up some WODs(Lara made up #3 WOD) that I would do later in the day. The first one I did together with the class. I also did that WOD as workout #4 wanted to see if I could improve my time from the morning which I did. The WODS are listed below. http://www.crossfitoneworld.com click to read what my trainer called me..LOL...name calling isn't nice ;)
25m weighted bear crawl(15 lb) 5 rounds for time of
row 500m & run 400m
25 push ups time(28:10)
25 pull ups(jumping)
25 m weighted bear crawl # 3 WOD
25 pull ups 4 rounds for time
25 push ups 30 knees to elbows
25 m bear crawl time( 8:19) 30 toes to ceiling,
#2 WOD (5 rounds) for time
row 500m, run 400m time(28:10)
4 rounds: 30knees to elbows, 30 toes to ceiling , 30 abmat situps , 30 side sit ups 30 each side , 30 wall to ball time( 17:44 )
#4 WOD same as #1 WOD time (7:49)
5 times each no time 15 wall balls 10 lb ball, 15 ball cleans. 1.2 mile run for time (11:50). I had a lot of fun with todays challenge. I think I will be sore tomorrow.
Think rolling waves, warm sun, wet grass, fresh earth, crowded elevator, busy streets, birds singing. Get into all the sensations of life today. You don't need a lengthy meditation to connect to nature-just draw it in.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Today I thought often of my Mom. Easter was her favorite holiday. The year she died Easter was on March 31st and that was the actual day of her death. My Mom was very religious, she was Catholic.
She always made me a Easter basket even as an adult. She was the best Mom ever.
Here is something I read at her funeral.
When I must leave you...
When I must leave you
For a little while-
Please do not grieve
And shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you
Through the years,
But start out bravely
With gallant smile;
And for my sake
And in my name
Live on and do
All things the same,
Feed not your loneliness
On empty days,
But fill each waking hour
In useful ways,
Reach out your hand
In comfort and in cheer
And in turn will comfort you
And never, never
Be afraid to die,For I am waiting in the sky!
I love you Momma Mia..........
Saturday, April 07, 2007
We had a big class at Saturday morning detention. I brought a couple virgins. Julia & Fast Jerry. They enjoyed the challenge and will be back. We went out for a run after class.
I went back at 5pm for class 2 of the day. I brought Rocky he did awesome on his first crossfit workout. 2 x's 800 meter runs. Next time I'll time him,
Rose Mcgowan was so badass in Grind house. I think she is one of the most beautiful people on the planet . She has beauty & a body to die for. She's hot!!!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Thanks to Mike Palmer for sending me that quote,
Rocky got just a little worked today on his 5 mile run.
It was Rocky running day. I came home after crossfit and was going to run 10 miles with my pack but when I saw him looking sad. I knew I needed to run with him today.
So we did 5 miles. We even saw a few of his girlfriends today out on our run.
I think it's nap time for my little buddy.
http://www.crossfitoneworld.com Today we did Caroline 5 reps check it out, it took me 20 min.