Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thank You Forest Service

More to come after I catch up with the Boy Dog….. Click HD…. Click Full Screen…. And Watch It Twice….. Cheers

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Eye Opening

This past week was unbelievably amazing in every way shape and form. I left GJ early Tuesday morning, bought a box of #1 peaches and filled up w/fuel, & headed for Paonia Colorado. Met up with a Gr8 friend of mine from way back in the day for coffee and a breakfast burrito. And on towards Kebler Pass I drove. The dirt road was in pretty good shape but I still drove slow and waved cars/trucks on around me. Not much wildlife heading up to Lake Erwin but tons of wildflowers painted every open meadow.
Dropping down into CB I could feel my heart begin to race. Past memories flooded my mind!! I was so stoked to be in this gorgeous mountain town that I literally didn't know where to go.


So what does one do when one comes to the cross roads?? Thats easy, park, walk, and find a watering hole. And thats what I did. The walk through town was simply beautiful with a full spectrum of colored yards, happy dogs, and waving acknowledgment from bike riders. I walked into the Brick Oven Pizza Joint and sampled 3 different IPA's before ordering a Stone RuinTen IPA at $9 for 12oz glass!! I am on vacation so I took my time with that one. Just after a sip or two, mother nature showed up big time. The sky opened up and poured rain like you only see at 8,800ft. Elk Ave quickly turned into a river and the tourist from Texas all scurried around like ants. Classic.
Not long after all the excitement and my one tasty beer my buddy from Izzys called and away I went towards South CB. The rest of the night was spent on the deck ( time lapse views ) catching up, watching the meteor shower, and I do believe I won my first ever chess game!! Tooting my own horn here!!
What I Am About To Share Is Real, Raw, & True
I throw out this "disclaimer" because what I witnessed and experienced was totally out of my model of the world. I am not, maybe I should, be into crystals or energy or healing or labels like that.
First day of Ortho class was mostly talking theories and learning more about the legend Arthur Lincoln Paul. And on a side note, I swear in a good way, damn near everyone in the class had a twin from my circle of friends. Blew me away!! I won't bore you with details but wish I had taken some photos of these faces and shared them with their twin. Later that night was more of the same, watching meteors, playing chess, and shooting the sh*t on the deck.
Second day of class was totally eye opening. The three day work shop covered Phase 7 and working with the lymph glands and circulatory systems. Actually feeling fluids blew my mind as I have had difficulties with tracking. We worked with opening the vena cava and allowing oxygenated blood to flow through to the heart. I will never forget feeling the Aorta as I knew I was there. I could feel the tube like structure but not the fluids by any means. The gal I was working with, we connected, I could feel her connective tissue along her spine open up and a shift was coming into her pelvis and at about that time she said," My low back just dropped onto the table." I was on top of the world. My tracking in myself as practitioner or client is about on a 5 second delay normally. This time I was totally ahead of the curve and my whole mind set turned from that point on. Then, Ursula makes the statement that made so much sense to me, something to this effect, how can someone live and be active if they are drowning in their own fluids??? That statement rocked me!! From overweight lifestyles to gelatinous couch potatoes building up fluids, like a sidewalk gutter cluttered with debris that blocks everything upstream from flowing. Get this, we work from the heart as to keep from flooding the system. The gutter idea would play out like if you cleaned the gutter in the street from on top of the hill and worked your way down the hill. Pretty soon one of those "dams" would fail and a river wipes out the rest of the debris on down the hill and floods the drain and that drain becomes blocked from all the waste. Same with the body, we don't just flood the heart from working with fluids from the legs, we move from the heart towards the legs. That night, I slept like a rock!!!
Last day of the work shop was all lymph glands and I am lucky enough to live in the old saying of ignorance is bliss. Meaning, I didn't get caught up in interstitial fluids or over thinking patterns. I was able to sit, call up, and notice simple shifts in the system. Then, came my moment of the week. My mentor asked me to try this exercise on her. What a moment in time. I wasn't nervous, we were in right relationship, I ran a few spirals on her, I felt a blockage near her thoracic duct, worked and allowed it to open, SHE OPENED ONE EYE & LOOKED AT ME & CLOSED HER EYE, I ran another spiral, moved over her left groin lymph, and her whole body started lengthening out right there on the table. I looked over at L. Parker and she had a look on her face that I will never forget!!! We both watched this whole pattern develop before our eyes. My mentor was floored!! She complimented me on my timing, tracking, and felt that that session was totally life changing and went on to explain more of her past from child bearing. And I had a witness, not just me saying that Ortho-Bionomy works.
I was and still am on top of the world!!! And I am not saying that because I was in Crested Butte. This work shop was exactly what I needed and I had no idea what the work shop was all about before showing up.

Back in GJ Friday evening and a trail run with the Boy Dog. The sunset was spectacular, we ran with enthusiasm, & the body feels fantastic!! Bring On The Rest Of The Month & Seeking Out The Best Possible Outcome


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Total Inspiring Week

Bike Built For TWO Million:

I just can't even begin to recreate Jamie's speech from the other night. This story is unreal and inspiring for sure. Jamie rode a tandem bike for 6 straight years and touched so many lives. He broke through language and cultural barriers and blew my mind. His family continues to ask him about what he will do when he returns to the states. In my own words, he found a wife, so he will start a family when he returns. Some years later, 2015, he has two kids, same wife, and goals of giving back. His presentation was full of photos, classic tales from different countries, and a true raw emotional experiences.
The turn out was awesome!! Jamie mentioned that this was by far the best turn out during his book tour this summer, sponsored by KOA Camp Grounds. This photo is from one side of the Brown's Cycle Shop. There was another full room to the left were they served little munches to snack on. By 6pm this room was shoulder to shoulder and a fascinating Q&A afterwards. From meals to scary situations to favorite to stolen bikes. I am still so thankful that I went!! Will start reading this book in CB.

Tim Long: I saw that Tim threw out the idea that he may want to have a "crew" around while he tackles the BEAR 100 this September. So after a few e-mails, a sit down meeting, we agreed to travel together. Two different Worlds, Two different Thoughts, Two different Agendas, Two different Adventures, Two different Goals, & Two creating memories from stories to be shared at a later date. Needless to say…… I'm Phuc-n Stoked!!

 Clients: Scored my first new client of the mont last Tuesday. I have known him for about 8 years now and he reached out. We booked an appointment as he still currently lives in Boulder,Co. He way dug the Ortho releases throughout his elbow, Ulna, and Radius. He does carpentry for a living so his forearms were as tight as you could imagine. Ortho is so sweet in that you don't have to dig and bruise someone in oder to have some relief down the road.
Another client came in and told me that she feels great and doesn't have any goals for this session. So love that to hear. We did a pelvis balance and went on to some organ communications. Something was let go and showed up in her nick. Well, C2 really. We performed a very simple shoulder release and then held her head in a preferred position until her own nervous system reeducated itself. She smiled, exchanged some energy, and happily walked on down the hall.

Crested Butte Colorado: I know I have talked this to death but I am almost out of my skin about this upcoming Ortho workshop in CB. Its not hard at all to believe that its just around the corner. Almost all of my clients this past week have lit up as they relive their perspective regarding the wildflowers up there. And thats just a small slice of the pie for whats to come. Cant wait to see the other Ortho folks, staying with an incredible family, & the meteor shower will be just ramping up. And I will say it again, 2015 was been totally epic!

Best Dog Ever: Its Still The Boy Dogs Birthday Month

 Legs felt really good at this point. I didn't care about time, pace, cadence, or volume. I went with the Boy Dog vision of being in the moment and having the best day ever!! Each step was approached by how I felt and where it lead me. Meaning…..  When the Boy Dog went up a hill, some moments caused me to power hike the hell out of it. Some of my foot strikes almost pushed me toward one side of the trail or divot in the road and I just relaxed into. The Boy Dog ran like every sound was created by Bugs Bunny. Zig & Zag & Back & Forth. We both had our different observations but were happy as can be on common ground.

MAD Racing: MAD Racing is so on this Fall!!! 6 cycle cross races and 4 timed 5K running/trail races. Including a 5K on the airstrip out at Walker Field November 14th 2015. How cool is that??? Running a 5K on the runway with potential of hosting a cycle cross race next year. Apparently the airport has a back taste in their mouth from two years ago and passed on the opportunity to host this event last year. So I have really hammered it home to Klishy that we really want to go above The Call Of Duty for this one. Like bring a ton of enthusiasm, professionalism, and empower the guest. Not Runs but treat them like GUEST!!  I know I get a little worked up over these events and over think them a bit but damn this will be huge exposure of what we are trying to accomplish. Hell, backing up our mission statement.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Not My Best Time Lapse But Still Effective For Sure

So July ended on a positive note. The whole month was a blast but seemed to fly on by. And now we are embracing August as its already the 3rd day of the Boy Dogs Birthday Month. And yesterday was an eye opener!!!

There is an amazingly generous woman a few blocks over that allows friends to borrow her little RV Camper. I am not usually a big fan of this gas guzzling beast style of camping but both times The Boy Dog & I have driven this rig its poured down rain at some point. Not having a wet dog in a tent is rather wonderful & relaxing to say the least!!! We can enjoy the sounds, the wet weather smell, & remain totally dry & comfortable. SCORE

So I set the GoPro up on the rooftop of the RV facing in a northernly direction & built a small little camp fire inside the well established fire ring. You can even see some smoke during the time lapse down in the bottom right corner. And be sure to checkout how green the hillsides remain & its AUGUST!! You would think it was March or April.

So the GoPro is capturing the cloud formations rolling around in the sky, beautiful bed of coals, meals are in the works, & the Boy Dog tells me he could walk if I was up for it. So away we go, The Boy Dog walking just as proud as can be. We walked along the road & came across an old silver rusty gate. We unhooked the opening & proceeded along an old jeep trail that hasn't been used in years. Anyone from Tenn. will be able to picture this rolling hill terrain. We are talking lush emerald green meadows with wildflowers in full swing, deer strolling along, aspen tress cascading dancing shades of protection, & cresting each hill painted another BoB Ross oil story. Over each hill was another welcoming meadow of colors, deer, & very lush juniper trees, aspen trees, tall reeds on the east side of watering holes, & more well timed blooming wildflowers. Perfect Timing!!!

Shadow Boy had on his backpack & we were clipping along at about an 11 min mile pace, I am guessing here as I haven't been caring around my Garmin. Mostly we were soaking up the scenery & watching how the deer focused on us but knew we were no threat of any kind. As we were hiking along a "ridge line" with sage brush about knee high & pretty much walking along a wild game trail the Boy Dogs demeanor shifted. His sniffing, panting stopped & he was totally on point. He ever so slowly   stepped like this for about 10 more feet and thats when I damn near sh&t myself. Down & kinda around the treeline was about a 400lbs brown bear. He was working over a stump for grub worms & I will never forget that sound of a bear ripping "open" an old stump. I have seen 700+pound bears so this wasn't the most massive kinda bear stories but still, Its A Bear!!! Its a big bear!! Shadow Boy & I just stared at what felt like an hour but was maybe 30 seconds tops. And the damn GoPro/camera were sitting safely back at camp. Because of all the rain, cooler temps, & fresh berries I would have taken a photo for sure!!! Shadow Boy & I called this our turn around spot. Again, thats when a little panic started to brew up. The Boy Dog & I were cursing along pretty quickly & we were only on wild game trails. Where the hell are we Boy??? Now, I knew the main dirt road was towards the east & if we bush-wacked along we would eventually find that road. So it wasn't a full on panic moment but it was an awaking of sorts. Over the top of the second hill from the bear was we picked up the pace to a below 10min mile pace of hiking. No Extra Sniffing. Every crest opened up another meadow that was absolutely beautiful!! I can't even describe how light I felt on my feet. Me & Shadow Boy, Picture Perfect Settings, So Quite It Hurts Your Ears, Bambi Dancing Up Towards Cover Under Happy Healthy Trees, & Again, The Wildflowers, Totally Unreal….. Like Crazy Unreal

GOALS: A number of goals for this month!!
#1 Its The Boy Dogs B-Day Month So You Know What That Means!!
#2 I will FINALLY be meeting the famous Ursla at an Ortho workshop in Crested Butte next week!!
#3 I know I will see at least 3 new clients this month.
#4 Taking new body measurements after 7 months of dedication at the gym.
#5 Focusing on higher reps of leg work for endurance workouts at the gym.
#6 Pulling off the original shower tile in the master bath, oh boy.
#7 Sit in on a yoga class at the downtown gym.
#8 Being Way More Present & Thinking Before I Speak