Having taken a week off since the Pemberton race, I feel well rested, and ready to get back into the swing of things. Sticking to Master Po's motto of "Time on your Feet" I have spent the last 2 days out on the trails, putting in a hour run during each of the 2 outings. With the addition of Bikram yoga, my body is feeling ripe and ready to remain consistant and persistant with my training. With July right around the corner, I cannot allow any injuries to interfere with my training. I have a few shorter distance races coming up in April and May which will help with speed work, as well as a possible fast pack adventure with some of the BS crew.
Although I am trying to remain present with the time I have left here at the Tree, I can't help but to be a little bit anxious to get back on the road and see a little bit more of the US. I plan on summiting Guadalupe Peak, the high point of Texas. Hueco Tanks may be a possible destination as well. The Tanks remain as one of rock climbings most popular destinations. From Texas will hit up parts of the Appalachian Trail and look to spend time in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee as well as trails on the AT in North Carolina, and Virginia.
I have heard of an event in Maryland called The Hat Run that may be worth checking out!! We shall see.....
Ireland is a go and I am now trying to work out a few dates in London and possibly Spain as well!!
In other news, new research done here at the Tree shows that the naturally occuring substance Zylitol has anti-diabetic qualities and can become a new sweetner in Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine. Although the name sounds like a lab produced sugar substitute, Zylitol actually comes from the bark of the Birch tree. Gabriel will continue to do research and if all goes well, we will have another product to start experimenting with in the kitchen.
My mom and niece Alisha will out here for a visit in 2 weeks. I look forward to having them here and sharing this amazing experience with me.