Summerhas finally hit. I am very glad about this. I have discovered the joy on not searching for my shirt, rather, going without! SHucking the shirt early in the morning means less laundry, and it feels great, although, I wouldnt do this if I was running in a really public place. Too much too soon. :) My hip woes have changed, and I am astill on top of my glutes. The stiff/tight feeling has now moved to the other side for some reason. It's the phantom menace! I good massage the other day really helped. I was at the beach and really sore. I grabbed the roundest thing I could find that resembled my foam roller and started rolling on it. Pam, my wife says I looked like a dog in heat, humping the ground. I did, actually think this hen I saw the guy on Youtube demonstrate it. Oddly erotic. So a subtle shift in angle and I no longer looked like I was in heat at the beach. It seemed to work, as my hip has felt much better.
I am getting excited about the SKaha Lake route I have been preparing for, and training has been gradually gettnig me there, I figure I can do it next week.
I had a dog charge at me as it escaped from its master;s front door. The dog wasn't quite what scared me, it was the owner! She was screaming like I was just about to be attacked by Cujo! The dog approached me, and in my head I actually though, "which part of me do Offer the dog first as it bites?" I chose my ankle for some instinctive reason. It didn't bite. But it really startled me. The lady's ook alone was enough to make you think about your life ending. Wish i had a camera. I'd offer the dog the camera. Well I wish I had my friend, Jeremy's camera. I like my camera.
On my personal job font, I have my resume out there and have had one interview for a part time job. My faith in God's provision and guidance is keeping me safe. It can keep me from insomnia, which has happened in the past when I have worried. So far so good. I have a lovely family, beautiful new home which we just purchased in May and a terrific community to hang out in. I have realized that worry is a form of meditation too, its a spiritual practice just as reading the Bible, or praying. If I take my mind and focus it on my God, push my stress into good things like exercise and wait on the Lord to speak and lift me up, I have much less worry out of control. It has taken me a long time to figure this out ,but better late than never.
I am trying to get the energy to go on a couple of my routes to take some pictures to post, just to show how beautiful it is here in the Okanagan. Really, if you are ever looking for a decent place to get R and R, this is it. No Canada is not all Tundra and igloos. Where i live, it is considered a desert, able to sustain a thriving wine industry, wining accolades from all over the green earth.
Well thats my bit.