Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
A vegetable stew simmered on the stove top while the wild rice finished absorbing some H20. The night became even richer when AJ offered The Dude and I a Gin Martini. One Sword, Two Jalapeño Stuffed Olives, and now The Nutcracker is looking a little more intriguing.
Professional performers from Boston were flown in to present an "Off-Broadway" adaptation of the Nutcracker. Regardless, I was stoked!!! The wardrobes were elegant and the dancers told a beautiful story without ever speaking a peep. I am always amazed by how the orchestra pit brings life to the stage. Not life but depth.
We were offered the privileged to walk up on stage afterwards for a meet and greet with photo opportunities. Of course I left like a giant standing next to some of these dancers.
There were two ballerinas in particular that I searched for because I wanted to complement them for the softness of their foot work. This means that a number of times the "tapping" of the shoes were louder than the orchestra but these two gals were light, graceful, and seemed to really appreciate my positive feed back. Or they were just being extremely polite.
I will say that walking around the big stage was a real treat for me. In my world of make believe, I felt as if I was part of the cast. I probably had a bigger smile than the performers. Maybe it was the martini kicking in??
Above is the BEFORE photo. MAD Racing is hosting their last cyclocross race of 2017 this Saturday. BELOW is Klishy smoothing off the stump with his chainsaw.
BELOW is the final look. The fast line is hitting the jump off the stump and straight lining it under the fallen tree. This course is going to be BEYOND radicle and I can't wait. HERE is a link to a sweet article in Sundays paper about the last event and promoting the next race.
Notice all of the out of town racers with comments about coming to GJ to race. Pretty Cool. The photos in that article paint a killer story as well.
And Now ..... A Montage Of The Boy Dog!!! I was cleaning out the hard drive and found a number of old videos and time lapse clips. So I threw together a quick best of The Boy Dog Sleeping. Hope Ya Dig.
Friday, December 1, 2017
STRAVA NUMBERS: November produced the second largest number in HOURS at 29. My cycling world turned out 363 miles, 12 personal records, 35 activities, and 25.5 "running" miles for the month. This brings me to 2549.7 miles for 2017 and I don't believe that I am on pace for the 3,000 mile goal for the year. OOPS
November missed out as the top cycling month by 8 miles. Strava recorded 370 miles back in August of 2017. Another drag statistic is the fact that I only hit 300+ miles on the bike 3 times this year. Considering I live in Western Colorado, I can label my own effort as LAME A$$.
However, I reframed from driving the car to the office ALL year! In Fact, I couldn't tell you when was the last time I filled up the old automobile. I only bring this up because the oldies were here for Turkey Day and they just couldn't get over the gas prices out here. They drove up from Sunny San Diego. I laughed during this particular conversion because I told them that I am sitting on a half of a tank and couldn't remember when I had filled up last. Classic Reaction & Questions Followed
My gas light didn't come on but I did drive quite a bit while they were here and I will need to fuel up before I drive anywhere again. I don't mind driving. Its just that I live in a flat valley and can ride just about anywhere in the same amount of time as drivers. REALLY??? Yes, GJ Colorado has absolutely NO synced up traffic lights. And in the winter, everyone lets their car sit and warm up for at least 10 minutes, which cracks me up. I can ride to the office or gym in under 10 minutes if I really mash down the pedals while taking a few chances.
TURKEY DAY: Went very well. The Dude worked until about the noon hour and the oldies were in charge of the bird. I have traditionally brought over garlic mash potatoes and followed that trend with an added addition. I came across a blog site that had a whippin butternut squash quinoa casserole. Now, lets have a little chat here about alcohol. Spirits If You Will
The Boy Dog and I arrived at The Dudes with our prepared dishes and a 64 oz growler of Palisade's Off Belay I.P.A. I was then offered a 12 oz bottle of Stone I.P.A. from San Diego. So I figured I would toast with that and share the growler when everyone arrives. HA
Fast Forward - I poured the last of that growler during our group partners game of Scattergories and finished that last pint during Mexican Train Dominos. Thats 76 ounces of excellent brew consumed by myself because everyone had their own vices. I had just enough of a buzz on that I passed on the spiced rum concoctions later on in the evening. THANKFULLY!! Dodged That One
As a recap, everyone got along so well. I enjoyed the football games but really didn't pay much attention. We sat a bakers dozen for dinner and nobody left early or stepped on anyones toes. Thats pretty damn remarkable considering all the factors in play. Epic Sunsets
ORTHO BIONOMY: Let me just start with, I Have The Best Clients! I really do. Almost everyone of my clients in Nov left a card on my desk at some point. I am not saying that this wasn't the norm back in massage days but everyone bearing gifts in NOVEMBER?? Very Thoughtful
Oh, and gift certificates?? I have sold 15 gift certificates last month and have a feeling that a few more will go as we are 24 days of shopping away from the big day. Way Cool
Its way cool because these clients are helping spread the word about Ortho and exposing others to the benefits. I couldn't be happier
RADIO SHOW: My next show on air is in about 20 hours from now. I am hosting the Mt Bound Radio Show at 6am on December 2nd. I Cant Wait!! Click HERE For The Web Stream Link, Click HERE For The Website KAFM, Click Here For The Calendar During The Next Two Weeks To Catch The Archive From Saturdays Show, and Click HERE For The Live In Studio Web Cam.
Mountain Bound will feature a bunch of The Simpsons Christmas Clips, Keller Williams, Kate Gaffney, Big Water, Charlie Hunter, Bela Fleck, New Monsoon, String Cheese Incident, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Elton John LIVE in Australia, Garaj Mahal, Hot Buttered Run, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Larry Keel, and OF COURSE Jerry from 1980 Keen College Live.
1) Mostly Likely Not BUT 400 more riding miles to reach 3,000 for the year
2) Extra Hikes With The Boy Dog
3) You Guessed It, Extra Treats For The Boy Dog
4) Gym Wise - Weigh Myself, Measure Myself, & Update My Chart of Exercises
5) Growing My YouTube Channel
6) Practicing The Bass Guitar Scales Everyday And Teaching Myself One X-Mas Tune
7) Pay The Entry Fee For The Grand Mesa Ultra 30K
8) Dance Like Nobody Is Watching k-dub
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Drove the oldies on down to Ouray for a little soak in the hot springs. The public pool is open and quite nice. The engineers did add more seating in the pool which is great.
The water temp is still rather low but suitable for our needs. The lower temperature allowed us to float around and socialize for a bit longer. I still built up a sweat and enjoyed watching the cumulus clouds rolling overhead. Stoked with the time lapse!!!
We poured into the parking lot were own turkey sandwiches waited and hot damn were they good. The Dude and K decided that they would hop back in the pool for one more round and I went ahead and opted out.
I drove the oldies up Red Mountain Pass and gave them an ear full from my driving days. I drove twice a week over Red Mountain for almost seven years. I pointed out all the web cams as well and hope they follow up when they arrive back home.
Next entry will be filled with numbers/goals as a near 3,000 miles on the bike for the year. Will add body measurements and might recall the ounces of really good beer over the Turkey Day Holiday that I consumed.
Stay Strong & Dance Like Nobody Is Watching,
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The crisp clean air of the mountains might be considered one of the best ways to reboot from the daily grind. I could literally feel my attitude start adjusting as I climbed up McClure Pass.
The Peaks of this amazing landscape were dusted in snow earlier in the week and that meandering Crystal River appeared belly up drinkable. Everything just sort of slows down as the town of Marble begins to appear through the front windscreen. Love That
OFFICE: Ortho-Bionomy shows up in similar situations. A client walks into the office at full speed and often wearing many hats; Mother, Leader, Worker Bee, Sister, Brother, etc
As I work with each client and meet them in their model of the world, the are able to find their snow capped happy place.
I am bringing this up for one particular reason. CELL PHONES vs THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. This is completely my own opinion here!!!
Before the cell phone age, imagine driving a car, you swerve to miss another car and your body automatically shifts into Flight or Fight mode, Right??? We have all been there and you have the post shakes and maybe even tear up a bit. Well, this fight or flight reaction used to happen maybe once a month or so before the cell phone age.
We know that during Flight or Fight the body pulls all that oxygenated blood away from those vital organs to activate strength in muscle fibers. Basic Idea Here!!! Now in 2017, I can feel the clients nervous system find its own parasympathetic state within approximately 10 minutes will say.
A simple BING from a cell phone registers the nervous system exactly like a Fight or Flight reaction!!! This same client will go from rest and digest to fight or flight within milliseconds of hearing their cell phone.
NOW, I am bringing this up because I often think of how many times a day our body slips into a cell phone alert Fight or Flight. What does that do to our organs over a long period of time?? Do our adrenal glands become stronger or weaker over time?? Or am I just overthinking these similarities??
Yes, clients should turn off their cell phone before a session. Some Don't and Justify That With All Kinds Of Reasons. I am OK with that because after all, Its Their Session. Who am I to take away a clients power by saying," Unplug From That Damn Umbilical Cord You Call A Phone!"
So Lets Just Say That Marble Colorado Brings Me Back Into A Parasympathetic State. Righteous
TRAINING: Made a small gain in lifting this month. I set my training card aside near the end of October and lifted by feel and mood. After lifting for about two weeks and doing my thing, shoulder/ Tri day brought me to this small gain. I grabbed the 40 pound dumbbells for my shoulder press set and powered through. During that 3rd and last set I kind of struggled with the last two reps.
I went and pulled my card and to my surprise, 10/22/2017 I was using the 33 1/2 dumbbells!! My first thought was, " What The Hell Was I Thinking??" How could I have missed calculated an exercise like that?? As I scanned my card, looking ahead towards my Tri workout, I finally realized the muscle gain and the power goal I had reached without setting the intention. YES
GOALS: Few Of Them
1) Rake Up Leaves & A Compost Run
2) Add An Extra Half Hour To The Dreadmill Time
3) Challenge My Tracking Card
4) Walking The Next Cyclocross Course on Tuesday with Klishy
5) Marking & Building with Klishy Thurs/Fri
6) No Meat Week, Up The Fruits, and Stay Consistent with the Veggies
7) Meet with Coach for a Radio Show Time Slot as we Near the Turkey Day Holidays
8) Nail the Audition for the upcoming Holiday Play
OVERALL: Feeling solid, working through some minor issues, and looking forward to next step. Found a pretty good groove this month and will focus on what I can change. I will continue to give options to others as I see fit as I always do because I enjoy seeing others succeed and grow.
I am just simply saying that I will work on myself and focus on bettering my goals, acting on what is best for me, and seeing tasks through to the end.
Thanx So Much For Stopping By,
Monday, November 6, 2017
Palisade Colorado offered up a beautifully perfect condition for Orchard Treads cyclocross race on Saturday November the 4th. This race in GJ, CO showcased 65% of paid racers from OUT OF TOWN!!
This event would be our back - 2 - back 90+ paid racers in this Urban Tread Cyclocross Series. We held this same race four years ago with 32 racers. Couldn't be any happier right now and extremely proud of the MAD Crew. Mountain And Desert Racing
Radio Update: Must toot my own horn here. My LATEST Radio Show FUNd Drive edition write up HERE. My show goal was $200 bucks for the one hour ( 9pm - 10pm ) time slot. This Vegas theme show produced $455.oo in that hour!! YES
Our Executive Director explained to me about how many members personally asked her about listening to my show. She shared with me her feeling when the first confronted her," Did you hear that show The Padre did Wednesday night??"
She told me she was worried because nobody has mentioned any of the other shows and she was afraid they were asking because of something I did wrong. You know, living in fear. On Sunday, she went on to tell me that at least four people per day have pulled her aside to talked to her about my show. Bitchin
You Can Stream That Show Until Nov 8th HERE under Old Dan's Records. Starts off with about 3 minutes of Jazz from the last shows carry over. I started The Vegas show with a clip from the Fear and Loathing movie soundbite featuring Johnny Depp. Hope Ya Dig
Have A Brilliant Week,
I STAND CORRECTED ON NOV THE 7TH You can stream this show until November 15th