This past Saturday, while walking around the Victoria Health Expo, I gracefully stumbled upon the Triangle Healing booth. Although I was excited to see a few of their products, energetically, I became immediately drawn to a pendant over on the opposite corner of the table. From out of nowhere the pendant called out to me. It felt like it held an answer to an unknown question that was lurking somewhere in my head. I picked it up, pulled it to my chest and smiled. I didn’t inquire about the price or ask any details about the product, but I knew it would come into my life. A little while later, while hanging with my buddy E3 Johnny, he mentioned that we could get a deal on the necklace that I had just connected with. Hmmmmm
I must admit, I am not totally sensitive to energies, but when I initially wore the pendant, I felt a new sense of clarity. Jumbled thoughts seemed to dissipate and I felt an overall sense of peace within myself. Over the last few days, I have just noticed slight improvements to my life, which may or may not be as a result of the pendant around my neck, but it feels right so I’m going with it! This brings me to this brings me to the point of this post.
So I am currently training for a 100k foot race in May. In the past, I have found myself logging in many hours of running, consumption of mass quantities of fruit, and really just beating up my body. For me, this is not ideal. Although I do enjoy spending lots of time outdoors and logging the miles, I do not enjoy sore muscles, cramps, tender calves, and the numerous other ailments that occur when training for ultras. So I started thinking of how I can get more out of my training by doing less of it. What a concept… Here’s what I have begun to think about and I am willing to put my thoughts into action over the course of the next few months.
Water!! First and foremost, the most important part of the diet. We, I, tend to drink shitty water. Tap, Bottled, filtered, whatever the source may be, we are drinking low quality water and our cells are paying the price for it. Lack of proper hydration or asimulation has played a negative role in my training program before, and now I am looking to put a change to that. Luckily I am able to drink fresh spring water from a close source here in Victoria. The only downfall is that it is stored in plastic, which I know is less than optimal. Once my car is back in my possession, I fully intend to begin bottling fresh spring water directly from the source. Water is the blood of the earth and the major component in our bodies, yet we put it aside and settle for convience over quality.
Diet- Training on a diet of mass quantities of fruit is far from ideal for me. It worked, and it worked well, but I don’t feel it is appropriate or sustainable for me or the environment. The number 1 reason for this was that just about every fruit that went into my body was shipped from outside of the country. I am all for eating local and seasonally but consuming coconuts, mangoes, bananas, and dates day in and day out is not the sense of connection I am looking for. Also, eating 30+ bananas a day kind of got gross after a while. I mean sure, it brought in the nessesary calories, but it is just a bit overboard for me. After spending a few weeks in Hawaii, I lost an appetite for any fruit shipped onto the mainland. Hawaii spoiled me and no fruit has tasted the same since. This is not to say that I do not enjoy fruit, but today fresh picked local pears and apples do the trick.
When training and during races, I am sure I will consume fruit, but I will not rely on them as a major source of fuel. So with this being said, how am I going to stay fueled and make for quicker recovery times?? Elixirs and concentrated food sources. I plan to eat less, but get more nutrient dense foods into my body. Learning about medicinal teas, and creating potent elixirs will play a large role in my training.
Yoga/Stretching-Having just been accepted into the work trade program at a local yoga studio, I have more incentive to go out and create more harmony and balance in my life. Free yoga means unlimited classes and access to slow down the mind and channel my thoughts into spiritual gain. When I took on running a few years back, I watched my steady yoga practice go down the drain. Now, I have merged the two practices and feel a major positive shift from doing so. Waking up in pain everyday is not one of my deep desires!
Great source for Free Yoga: https://www.doyogawithme.com/
Verbal Communication-So this seems like an odd topic to put into training but over the last month or so, I have gone through some heavy processing. Deep Stuff! HA.. But what I have taken from all of my experiences, is when I am able to open up and communicate with those in my life, I am able to release tensions, frustrations, and fears that may be keeping me from reaching my greatest potential. With more clarity, I am able to focus more on my ultimate goals and not on the little stuff.
Sleep-Umm, well, I hardly ever go to bed before 1 am and I am usually up by 7 am. I am trying to make changes to this cycle, to allow for proper rejuvenation and recovery, but it just seems like there are not enough hours in the day.
Breathwork-I have taken the fact that I can breathe for granted. I may go through my day without giving much attention to my breathe. Even while running I have never given it much attention, but I certainly realize the importance of raising the energy and spreading it out to the body. With this, tensions will release and fresh oxygen will support all the cells in the body. Different breathing techniques have come into my daily practice, and just taking a few minutes out of my day to focus on my breathe has helped bring joy and comfort into certain situations.
There are a lot more factors that will come into play over the next few months, but the ones mentioned above are on the top of the list. Really what all of this comes down to, is the willingness to try new things and most of all, have fun. I have been enjoying the journey of taking my body beyond normal functioning and look forward to new self experimentation.
So back to the pendant. Can a highly charged pendant create a shield around my body to protect me from emf’s, negative energies, and unnecessary thoughts?? We shall soon find out.
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