Monday, October 24, 2016

This Is Why I Missed A Weekend Of Training

After a really solid week of training, completing chores, The Boy Dog still hasn't missed a meal!!! Added up the miles on the dreadmill ONLY from Mon-Fri and I am pretty stoked about 23 miles for the week. I focused on stretching, foam rolling, & body alinement all week. Added more weights to each exercise of my lifting routine after the dreadmill workouts, only added an extra mile one day on the dreadmill, & eased into my morning calisthenics before walking the Boy Dog in the AM. Bitchin 

This years KAFM Zombie Prom's Theme was Dead Musicians!!!! Epic Saturday night on Main Street here in GJ,CO. All of downtown was "alive" with zombies coming and going. And only one Zombie Elvis which surprised me. A number of Janis and Jim Morrison. And NO Michael Jacksons???

I cut the the ends off three Q-Tips, applied liquid latex, & thin "strips" of cotton. ( above photo ) I really wanted a grossly hand to emphasis my tweaky twitches and bringing life to my characters style of performing live on stage.

Then some latex and cotton on my noggin....

....... make up to ascent facial features and opened wounds .......

...... And Oh Boy, didn't forget the tie-dye!!

 The Dude pulled off an amazing Gene Wilder, FJ as Judy Garland, & I went as Joe Cocker. Click on that photo and check out the props!! Dorothy's Toto in the basket was brilliant and the bottle of Seconal was filled with three boxes of Hot Tamales. The Dude fabricated a Wonka Bar on one side and a Golden Ticket To Nowhere on the other. His cane was pretty cool but its that bow tie that sells it all.  YESSSSssssss

The night was off the damn hook!! While we were getting prepared, I played Youtube clips from the Wizard of Oz, Joe at Woodstock, & Willy Wonka 1971 for inspiration and all night one liners. You wanna talk about awesome!! Almost nobody new who we were but instantly recognized our cast of characters!!

Personally, I really enjoyed walking, talking, & dancing like Joe Cocker. One of the KAFM Board Members was talking with us about the turn out and I piped off with," Back in 68, I sold this place out at 923 fans strong." Without blinking and stayed true to my character. FJ continued to sing over the rainbow. Hilarious

Oh, and the bike ride around town towards the Mesa Theater was flipping fantastic. We rang our bike bells, waved, & over heard so many comments from passing autos. I am bringing this up because of one moment in time while riding.

We rode on the sidewalk past the Blue Moon Bar and they have outdoor speakers blaring the 5-0 lead in the 6th inning of the Cubs historical run. The Dude responded with," Well glad we didn't sit through that tonight. I would rather watch the World Series anyway." Congrats Cubby Fans!!!

We bailed on the theater around midnight and meandered on over to Quincy's Bar. Great choice for sure. Not as loud, packed with regulars and non zombies, excellent music, and the night continued on.

Crossroads Fitness Gym exceeded their expectations of 10 million steps for a goal. Proud to be a participate and as of Friday I held onto second place. My 137,000+ steps was about 5,000 better than 3rd and almost 30,000 shy of being top dog. Way Cool

Here is a photo from my last training run near Little Park Road last Friday. The Boy Dog loves chasing that elusive Bugs Bunny and is now at the age of completely missing lizards. That So Sucks!!! But he is still 3 miles to my 1 mile at the age of 11 years old. 

Overall, I feel really good right now after the past three committed weeks of training for the Bryce 50K in June of 2017. I experienced a slight sign of tightness in my right calf but loosens right up under the foam roller. Just something to note. My upper body feels so much stronger and NO pain in my left shoulder ever since I stopped doing the bench press while working for 2 months with the trainer over the Summer. Stoked About That

The best comment I could have heard was a well timed comment on Sunday. I was kinda down on my self because of the weekend of boozing, dressing up, pizza for Saturdays dinner, & not in training mode at all. On Sunday, the Palisade Brewery hosted a benefit silent auction for Russell who had a tough go at Liver Cancer this past Spring/Summer. 

While there, a gal I hadn't seen for awhile walks up and hugs me and while holding onto my upper arms says," Man, Your Shoulder Are Impressive. Have You Lost Weight??" We filled each other in on our Summer and her words gave me a little pep in my step for this week.

So I hope that others notice YOUR physique and compliments YOUR accomplishments. Continue staying true to YOUR goals. Simply put one foot in front of the other. And as always, SMILE!!! 


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