Thursday, September 17, 2020

Midway Through And Numbers

These overall numbers really weren't on my radar but the 200th ride of the year caught my eye. The 2,900/4700KM is far from my November 2019 goal set for 2020. My disappointment stems from all three 2020 mountain bike races canceled, the month of August up in smoke, and my overall lack of motivation. Hell, this just might be the first year I relinquish my 10,000km club status. Whoooooooooooooooooops 


So a mere 30+ miles away from the 3 grand milestone, went for a little ride. What I observed was the water levels of the not so Mighty Colorado Chocolate River. Colorado was recently showered with about three days of light ground soaking rain, just enough for the weeds to grow I guess, not sufficient enough to raise the levels by any means necessary. Also noticed happy little Cottonwood Trees beginning their annual Fall Color transformation. Another observation, Tandem Bikes!! I dig couples on a tandem bike. Now, After 11 Rides This Month, 358mi/576km, 14 PR's, & 6 Smokey/Rainy Non Riding Days. I Believe The Mountains Are Calling 


SWIMMING:

My warm up routine consist of a few laps, enough time for me to Phuc around with my goggles and trunks. My bilateral breathing breaks down into an every rightsize breath and my pulling tends to be more of a torso roll and glide. But much to my surprise, continuously swimming 35 minutes without creating passing time to hang on the wall. So Thats Cool 


What I am discovering about myself is how my mind shuts down while swimming laps. So much so that I gave up on counting laps. When I ride, my mind wonders or dwells on past events or old engrams creeps in or stupid Sh*T that I should let go arises. Does the effect of swimming center me or am I present?? Is there a rhyme or reason?? The byproduct of swimming, happiness. Classic 



ORTHO:

Rocked a session earlier this week and that propelled me into another dimension. An old client of mine rang me with a back issue and offered their backyard as a safe work space. Without much thought, I was there. First of all, their backyard is flipping gorgeous. Bird chirping sounds from all sides, a meandering watering feature trickled towards a mossy grown lily pond, and mature trees originated the ideal canopy of shade. My Table Was Ready

Sort figured that I would be distracted by the external stimuli but the exact opposite occurred. I became so solid in my feet and sit bones that my soft focus allowed me to "see" their blocked patterns. Easily released the "stuck" tissue fibers and we both felt the adjudications of new positions in their skeletal system. The great outdoors, the scent of their perfume companied by the notable wet grassy smell, and how I am really missing my practitioner lifestyle played its role. Not enjoying throwing myself into a manual labor work hog during this past Summer were clearly all contributing factors of why this session was perfect. Damn I Miss Bodywork 


FIRST YOUTUBE UPLOAD:

2014/09/14

This video above surprised me when I saw in it rotation. Somehow YT's algorithm dealt this hand my way. My whole blog thing started as a training journal for the Lead King 25K Trail Running Loop. This video contains a number of stills, a slowed down GoPro3 Silver time lapse, and a boss soundtrack. Make A Healthy Batch Of Hippy Popcorn, Click Full Screen, And Turn It Up.

Cheers 

66 comments:

  1. Lovely views.
    Great you can swimming.
    Video, watched it, was good.
    Take care.

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    1. Thanx For Watching - Hope You Fond The Soundtrack Tolerable - Its A Wonderful Day For A Swim - Been Digging Your Views As Well - Be Well MD

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  2. Yt algorithm - something I think about for a year, since my channel started 😁 As always wonderful views!

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    1. Pleased You Appreciate The Views - Add The Link Here To Your Channel - Will Check It Out

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNeKfnHVPHuH3gU8gorm6mQ

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  3. Swimming is such a cool thing to do. Here in Long Island I have been swimming in the ocean over the past few years almost every week in the warmer weather. Alas, the season is just about over. So probably no swimming for me until late June if 2021.

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    1. WoW, How I Miss The Salt Water - Good On You For Getting Out There - Thanx For Dropping A Comment At 2:22Am - Enjoy Your Weekend Brother Man

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  4. Hello,
    Love the cottonwood trees and the views, just beautiful. It is great swimming makes you so happy. It feels good to take your mind of the terrible things, let it all go. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Those Old Cottonwoods Are Something Else - Sure Do Enjoy Feeling Happy - Thanx For Checking In And Looking Forward To This Weekend

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  5. How gorgeous are these views! And lovely cottonwood trees!
    Happy TGIF day!!!

    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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    1. Will Capture A Few More Cottonwoods Along The River Banks Soon - They Are Rather Impressive - I Appreciate Your Continued Support Here - Yes, Happy Flipping Friday - Stoked For The Weekend

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  6. I am very happy that you have found a new workplace in a land full of beautiful trees and a beautiful environment.
    We wish you success on your youtube channel.

    Greetings.

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    1. Thanx For Being So Happy My Man - Yes, I Should Put In Some Effort On The Channel - Was Doing Daily Time Lapse Uploads - Might Rekindle My Mo Jo Soon - Happy Friday

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  7. ...you sure are a numbers guy!

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  8. Loved the video Padre but what is your YouTube handle so I can look it up and subscribe? Enjoyed the soundtrack. Must have been wonderful using your ortho skills again, this is your true calling I think, will be excellent when this becomes your normal occupation once more. I feel like I'm becoming a little too obsessed with numbers myself, if I don't make my ten thousand or more steps each day it's pretty annoying 😉

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    1. Thanx For Watching And Pleased You Enjoyed The Soundtrack - Back In The Ortho World Was Stunningly Wonderful - Very Excited About Opening My Practice Again And Hope That Materializes Soon - Ten Thousand Step Is Nothing To Sneeze At - Good On You - Plus, Walking Is So Much Fun And Its FREE - Gotta Dig That - As For The Youtube ( https://youtu.be/LvUNIVoJ1RI ) Copy And Paste That Link For The Super Secretive YouTube Handle - And Thanx For Your Continued Support - I Really Appreciate You Perth

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  9. "The byproduct of swimming, happiness." Way to be!
    Beautiful video with lovely landscapes and funky music.

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  10. I think the difference of your mind wandering while biking and swimming is breathing. In swimming, you concentrate on your breathing (or you'll drown, right? 😱) Maybe while biking, concentrate on your breath, like Qi Gong. Or if your mind has to wander, be amazed at the beautiful scenery, and you have it all to yourself. I really enjoyed you slide/video. Take care.

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    1. I Totally Agree - However, I Am Only In The Pool For About 55 Min As I Am On The Saddle For About 3-5 Hours - Was Introduced To Qi Gong Many Moons Ago And So Helps - Thank You So Much For Watching The Video - Be Well This Weekend And Go Pats

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  11. Swimming sounds perfect for you. Way to go!

    I smile when you mention the mileage you do on bike. My husband and I did 16 k yesterday and we were delighted with it. You are a cycling pro.

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    1. Its Been Perfect And Very Enjoyable - Many Times, Have The Whole pool To Myself - Any Ride Is A Fun Ride - You Two Kids Just Keep On Keeping On

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  12. I know what you mean about your mind shutting down while swimming. When I was still able to get to the pool in pre-pandemic times, I had a hard time keeping track of distance as a result.

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    1. Totally Agree - Really Appreciate You Checking In - Have A Stellar Weekend And Stay Strong

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  13. Nothing beats being outside...whether it's relaxing or working...Im so ready for fall to arrive and all the "stuff" that can fall off including the yellow leaves...your first Youtube a good one! My first had no sound at all and only 14 seconds long...I was being attacked by terns on the beach in Brooklyn...lol still 300 people took a look at it...curiosity is awesome. Happy weekend!!

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    1. I Am Thinking Snow - Thank You For Watching - 300 Views, Good On You For Sure - I Have About 30 Views - Maybe I Should Have Titled It Running Into Homeless Land With One Leg - Looking Forward To The Weekend

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  14. Dearest Travis,
    It sure will be awfully hard to live through a rather 'calm' year, if your goal is full action! What can we do about the smoke and other restrictions?! Trying to do the most we can for the opportunity that's within reach.
    Good to go back in time with that 2014 video; good rhythms! Used such rhythms always to crank up the speed of the harvesters... it works every single time! The mind does drift off and gets guided by outside sounds. So we sure can manipulate them!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Stir Crazy - You Are Right, Follow The Opportunities And Be The Best You Can Be At It - Thanx For Watching The Video And Stoked The Music Had Your Toes Tapping - Truly Enjoy Feeling Guided By Ones Environment - And Thank You So Much For The Hugs - Much Needed Today

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  15. I enjoyed your video, Padre. Your healing hands I'm sure are greatly appreciated by the people who are comforted by them. Good work makes them feel good and their vibes make you feel good, everyone benefits. I love stats too. I keep track of the miles I walk each day and tally them up at the end of the month. It's good to see the results of your own work, it's very positive for the mind. Thanks for another wonderful post, take care, stay safe and we'll see you on the road!

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    1. Unreal Mr Bill - Today Was Miserable And This Message Just Blew My Socks Off - Cant Thank You Enough - And Keep Tacking Those Miles My Man - Its Way Healthy For The Mind - THANK YOU For Reading The Post, Spreading Positivity, And For Being The Better Human

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  16. I think you're doing the right thing! Keeping physically happy is as important as mentally happy. And going to 'daydreaming' about trivial things while you're into those activities is both mentally & physically healthy too.

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    1. So Agree Hootin' - Dancing Like Nobody Is Watching And Mentally Challenging Myself Daily - Be Well

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  17. The scenery is stark at times and other times there is heavy growth. I really feel like swimming now, but we can only swim at the beach and it is too cold.

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    1. Keep Those Positive Vibes In The Forefront Brother Drew - Beach Time Is Right Around The Corner For You Guys

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  18. Happy and wonderful music and views, I enjoyed this video very much, very cool, thank you, cheers from here!

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    1. Right On!! So Pleases Me Knowing You Watched And Enjoyed!!

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  19. congratulation.... you ride 358 mile this month...
    Thank you for sharing beautiful views and video....

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    1. Thanx For Watching The Video - Lets Rock The Rest Of This Month

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  20. Stunning scenery, love the video Padre!
    We head out into the countryside as the sun is rising, for a walk every day, just an hour and a half, but enough to keep sane.
    Keep safe and well.
    Alison

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    1. Such Beautiful Scenery Out Here - Walking Everyday Makes The Heart Happy - Most Excellent And Stay Sane Alison

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  21. Congratulations, a very good balance :) Beautiful photos!

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  22. I love the video! Great stuff.

    Glad to hear that you're riding and that you had such a great time doing bodywork. I hope that your world can include that more often in the future.

    Wish the mighty Colorado weren't so low. A sign of what human kind is doing to the earth.

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    1. Right On!!! Thanx KB For Watching!!!!

      Been Focusing On Bodywork And On The Fence About Opening The Practice. Time Will Tell At This Point.

      The Mighty Colorado, Rivers All Over The State, Are Suffering. That Whole Eco-system Is In Crisis. Does Anyone Care? Will Anyone Care Is The Better Question.

      So Happy For You Guys And Your New Place. Very Peaceful And Well Established. Good Move Team Human

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  23. This year was all crazy and it changed our lives in so many ways. We shouldn't get disapponted if we don't manage to reach our goals.
    P.S: the video is awesome, well edited, nice music and wonderful places!

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    1. This Years Is Phuc-n Crazy - But I Agree And Maybe My Goals Were Unattainable To Begin With - Stoked You Enjoyed The Soundtrack

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  24. Your cycling numbers are very impressive. It is great to hear you can relax and empty your mind when swimming. Indeed, swimming is a very healthy thing to do. It helps me to feel present in the moment too.

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    1. Well Thank You & I Do Love The Freedom Of Riding - Some Days I Really Struggle With Remaining Present - Old Engrams Creep In But I Do My Best To Center Up - All In A Days Work

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  25. I have to finally buy a bicycle 🙃!!!

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    1. Free Your Mind And Your Bike Will Follow

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  26. cuerpo, mente y espíritu estan unidos y la posibilidad de estar en contacto con la naturaleza y hacer cualquier actividad física , independientemente de la edad que tengamos es muy importante para estar sanos, en estos días ,lo esencial es tener la mente despejada y sentirnos felices ... Me ha encantado esta entrada llena de buena energía con fotos y el video excelente... Saludos Padre!

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    1. Sim, o aspecto físico mantém a mente e o corpo conectados -
      Eu sinto que é muito importante agora na minha idade, já que perdemos a negação óssea muito mais rápido - Ter essa conexão com a natureza, sons do riacho, pássaros cantando e um cobertor de estrelas permite que o corpo se reúna de maneiras brilhantes - Muito obrigado por assistir ao vídeo - Fique bem e mantenha-se forte

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  27. My mind wanders often when my husband rides his bike, so he has to put on loud music to keep his focus. Indiana doesn't have the scenic views Colorado has, unless you like counting corn stalks as you fly by? You're lucky to have such incredible views on your rides.

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    1. Yes, But Indiana Has Some Seriously Righteous Cloud Formations - The Music Does Have Its Advantages - Yes, Full Of Gratitude

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  28. Nice views! Swimming is great for body 😉

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    1. Thank You And Yes Its Rather Grounding As Well

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  29. Good morning, you've been busy enjoy reading about your "doings" Happy fall Kathy

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  30. i enjoyed the video, such beautiful scenery. i recently shared a video on youtube of the demolition of our building but now i can't find it!!

    i like to zone out when i ride my bike but the hubs likes to talk...so we talk!!

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