Yes, long time no write but living and loving along the way! It is nice to be online and see the traffic within my site!
How are you doing?
Me? I am still running! My last race was in the City of San Marino! The race took place on the 4th of July and it was totally positive! This race is in honor of a fallen officer.
A large part of our proceeds go to support the Flintridge Prep’s J.P. Blecksmith ’99 Memorial Scholarship Fund which is given to a rising senior at Flintridge Prep. The Fund was established this endowment fund in 2004 to honor the memory of 2nd Lieutenant James Patrick Blecksmith ’99, who died while serving in Iraq. The JP Blecksmith ’99 Memorial Scholarship Fund offsets tuition for deserving students, funds special leadership opportunities for selected students of promise, and through the JP Blecksmith ’99 Annual Award honors a rising senior who personifies the qualities of leadership, scholarship, athletic commitment, and public service that J.P. embodied.
The race was a fast course with (2) very intense hills! Although the hills were a BIG surprise, I am still happy I finished the race. Always happy when I finish a race and my taste tester is there waiting for me! One day (fingers crossed) I will be able to keep up with him! That will truly be a a wonderful day!
Mileage has been increasing each run and I am very excited about where we are in our running abilities!
The last few nights we have run over 5 miles each run and we still are not done with the week…yet! I still have this evening and tomorrow! I had mentioned a few weeks back that I wanted to shake things up a bit and run 25 miles for the week – I am happily right at this goal! Next we will need to be @ 25-28 miles solidly for the next few weeks. That is, if I would like to run the Half Marathon in the fall! I will continue to add mileage! Goals! Goals! They are good for me! Just a few more miles and I will be ready for the Half Marathon!
I just finished reading “Living with the Himalayan Masters” by Swami Rama. Although a longer read than the previous book @ 454 pages, I enjoyed many aspects of this book. It is always a pleasure to read books that really breakdown emotional barriers, give you insight to an ancient world and explain human nature in a very different way…a spiritual way!
To my HAPPY surprise there is a chapter about Anandamoyi Ma! To anyone who has been around here, you know my affinity to this beautiful woman! She was divine in nature! This is the 3rd Yoga book I have read, with different authors I might add, where she is mentioned and the actual author has their own experience with her! Beautiful Ma!
If you like books about adventures in life, yoga, and/or the supernatural world, I highly suggest it!
Our latest adventure in the music world took place last Sunday @ the Hollywood Bowl! A few years back we attended an event titled “India Calling”. We wondered why there hadn’t been another show since! To our surprise we discovered there was a show for 2011 called “Journey to India”!
The concert was a bit over 3 hrs! We had taken Kale Wraps, Champagne, and sliced FRESH cucumber! We headed out to the Hollywood Bowl and expected a dancing, high energy crowd!
What we found was a very calm and serene show. All of the music for this event was composed by A.R. Rahmen. For those of you unfamiliar with this composer, you can hear his work on various soundtracks. Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, The Kings Speech, Inception, and The Social Network – just to name a few!
It was a wonderful night! I felt so peaceful and calm after the show! It is rare that my taste tester and I get to eat in such a calm and entertaining fashion. A Great memory for the both of us!
This week we will see Ky-mani Marley @ the Roxy Theatr
Discussions, FYI’s and other musings…
1) I read an article called “Vegan becomes an “Ethical Butcher”. You can read that article HERE. Quite honestly, I don’t know what bothered me more. The fact that he WAS a vegan and ate meat again -or- the fact that he is alright with the killing of animals and chopping up body parts of animals. Before you decide, I do believe that each persons body is their own! People can do what they want to it! Eat bad food, pierce whatever, tattoo whatever…it is OUR CONTAINER to do WHATEVER WE WANT, right? Right. But to kill another being on this earth for the pleasure of eating it -or whatever, that is where my problem is. One of the first Yoga practices to get a grasp of in this lifetime is Ahimsa. Non-violence toward any entity. I don’t feel the need to call him names, or say he is beneath any of us Vegans/Vegetarians, just makes me sad that this could be alright for him. And to make it much worse-what does he stand for? Once a vegan – then a meat eater. What happened to the commitment of not ingesting an animal product. I wonder why he became one in the first place??? Hmmm. What do you think readers?
2) While scanning the internet for information and interesting stories about general health and nutrition, I found a great new film! You can read the summary regarding this DVD HERE. I am really interested in seeing this DVD “May I Be FRANK” and if done well, I will more than likely offer it to my readers! Tell me what you think if you are able to go and see it! Come on Ithaca – Talk to me!
3) HAPPY to see a Vegan NASCAR Driver with a goal! You can read that story HERE. Always nice and uplifting to see others making and meeting GOALS!!! Go Vegans!
Write to you soon!
Love and Light!