9/2/2015 Right Here Right Now

Tuesday.  Woke up this morning feeling pretty great and I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge it.

My staircase is my personal health barometer.  Usually when going up I instinctively press my left hand onto my upper left thigh and press as I climb the stairs.  I don’t know what it does but if feels like it helps – my left knee is just never as strong as my right.  Going down the stairs I usually sidewind or do one leg at a time. Most of that is due to imbalanced hips.

Yesterday I had to go upstairs to get something.  I was shocked to see that I sailed right up the stairs.  No pressing my upper thigh.  It was easy and it was fast.  I’ve experienced this before — before my second Ironman in 2008.  A couple of times right before a big race.  Can’t remember the last time but it hasn’t been this year that I can remember.  When I got to the top of the stairs, I turned around and went back down just to see how that felt.  Woosh.  Straight down, no having to go sidewinding or one step at a time.  I felt aligned and for lack of a better word… younger.  So I turned around and ran back up the stairs then turned around and ran back down them for no other reason than I could.  It felt good.  Not an ache, not a pain, not a hitch, not a hesitation.

I actually feel like going for a run.  I feel good.  I feel like I have good energy.  I’ve been taking my vitamins every day (including my monthly Vitamin D from my doctor).  I’m taking my Garden of Light multi, my prescription Synthroid, my bone nutrient from doTerra which has vitamins C, D, Biotin, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Maganese and Boron.  Don’t know what any of those do but I was told Magnesium would help my insomnia (it hasn’t).  I’m also taking something called  Multi-EFA (essential fatty acid) which is my vegetarian version of a fish-oil.  It’s made from evening primrose oil  and Lineolic acid.  (I have to look those up,) Last but not least I take sublingual Liquid B-12.  That’s all I’m taking right now though I have some other vitamins I have purchased to try.  Right now I’m going to just stay with this combo as long as I am feeling good,

I haven’t lost any weight in the last month but I haven’t put any back on either.  I’m down 40 lbs in the last year.  I’m okay with it going very slow as long as it doesn’t go back up.   I’m about to start my sixth round of the Whole Life Challenge and many of the “rules” have just become part of my regular life.  I don’t eat sugar anymore and I don’t even think about it.  I’m simply on the otherside of it.  I don’t feel a deprivation at all because it is nothing I crave.  I don’t crave bread either.  And everyday I’m really happy that I don’t have to deal with that anymore.

Everything is going well.  I feel good.  My next event is the Yellowstone 50 miler on Sept 19th.  I know I’ll finish.  I know I’ll be hurting a bit at the end.  But most of all I’m filled with a sense of health and wholeness.  I’m just happy sitting here being.  And going for a hike with my dog.

That’s all for today.


I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer.  I’ve listened to so many of his audio books over the years.  He was one of the first people who explained to me that what you focus on is what manifests.

“Be Realistic, Expect Miracles”

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

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