There’s something about having a girlfriend that makes you do things that you normally wouldn’t. Having worked in a ski shop for the last 8 years and now having secured some great sponsorships, the last thing I need is to get up at the crack of dawn and stand in line to shop for AT boots at the Jackson Hole Ski Club Ski Swap. Non-the-less, Julia is converting to ‘The Dark Side’ and needs some new Dynafit compatible kicks. There were a couple good options…for cheap…but unfortunately they didn’t fit. I guess we now have to resort to Plan B.
I addition to sacrificing my beauty sleep for the girlyfriend, I’m also now eating gogi berries, locally grown vegetables and doing Qi Gong (pronounced Chi-Gong). Who knows what is next? The Gogi Berry, or wolfberry, is one of the ‘in’ super-foods for yoga-types and raw-food geeks right now and tastes a little bit like a blueberry. I’ve been eating them in salads mostly, but I could see how they would go well with other foods like trail mix and even pancakes. At $15 a pound, their benefits are reserved for the lucky ones who can afford them. Gogi Berries are originally from Tibet and are chock full of vitamins and minerals. It has claims of having immense antioxidant potential, but some research begs to differ. They are said to have the power to increase your vitality, but with a name like Romeo…it’s not like I need it. If you want to be a believer…check out this happy Gogi Berry website. BTW, we just got this green pepper that was locally grown and by the looks of it, there must be some serious genetic noodling going on to produce such a specimen.
I can’t say I really believe in all the hype of the Gogi Berry, but Qi Gong on the other hand…seems beneficial. Hell, anything to get me to stretch more can’t be all that bad. Qi Gong (or Chi Kung) is a type of stretching that is kind of a combination of yoga, kung-fu and meditation. It uses the individual’s breath and wave-like movements to focus energy to specific areas of the body. I am currently working on a program to help out the lower back…which I find absorbs a lot of the stress from trail running up and down steep hills all summer. More on this down the road…maybe even a sample video!
And to please one of Julia’s friends…a couple nights ago I had a Strawberry Mouse Raw Foods Pinwheel Cake.
Steve, will you be changing the name of this website to BoulderAT.com soon? Only Kidding. But If you have some time and want a laugh check out Inappropriate Yoga Guy on you tube.
What’s your honey’s shoe size? I have some size euro 37 Magics she might like. I’m only getting rid of them because I prefer the new yellow to the old blue.
Not really. They’re too small for me.
Life is tough, but, love is tougher. Nothing is tougher than no nookey. I think we would all agree! You know that your lady is one of the gems in a pile of rocks. I still can’t figure what she is doing with the likes of you. LOL!
Do not miss the link to the Inappropriate Yoga Guy…priceless!
those green peppers go well with your Zzero’s 🙂
I’ve seen the video…funny!
Thanks KT! Julia’s a 24.5…so I think those would be too big. See you soon!
Well, if you find two pair of 24/24.5 dyna compatible boots let me know. Gina needs a pair.
A padded toilet seat cover you have to hold up when you pee…it won’t stay up on it’s own.
When are you going to put up a Julia review? Just the basics – length, width, flex, fore/aft mounting positions, soft shovel, hard tail, available colors, price, availability, etc..
(what are friends for, eh? 🙂 )
Thanks for the discussion on Qigong and GoJi Berries!!… I’m the one who introduced Julia to your new found interests: both are a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The price of $15/pound is what I sell them for in my Wilson Acupuncture clinic, since they got popular this year on the general market in the US they sell for $25-45/pound and can be found in anything from chocolate to tea. The ORAC value is confirmed at 25,000 per serving. And as for Qigong,its the oldest and least expensive form of health care with over 10 million practitioners worldwide…… cumulative benefit is dramatic! so keep on going… see http://www.worldtaichiday.org I teach it as my patients get better faster when they practice and of course prescribing Lee Holden’s DVD’s has helped even alot more athletes and non-athletes in Jackson! Look forward to more classes and Lee’s return in 2008! Keep tabs on http://www.WilsonAcupuncture.com for upcoming events.