Hi.
Said I’d only have one #mcm #mancrushmonday, but here’s my second one.. @lionambience my good ol pal for doing #climb24! (Riding 24/7 up a gnarly mountain) It was awesome to see him make it up Palomar Mtn and watch him as the second man standing going up for more. Soo proud of you!! I have some amazing friends. #nofilter #proudmommoment (at Stage Stop Market)

Said I’d only have one #mcm #mancrushmonday, but here’s my second one.. @lionambience my good ol pal for doing #climb24! (Riding 24/7 up a gnarly mountain) It was awesome to see him make it up Palomar Mtn and watch him as the second man standing going up for more. Soo proud of you!! I have some amazing friends. #nofilter #proudmommoment (at Stage Stop Market)

I wanted to run 13.1mi today, but I started too late and highly underestimated how it would feel to run at a 5,000ft elevation level. Palomar Mountain is a constant brutal rolling of up and down hill after hill. It was beautiful to run to the state park and run around there also. The scenery was absolutely breath taking. The last 3 miles looked like the bottom picture.. With the sun magnificently setting. I did not want to leave, but I had to meet back with my friend and whole reason I went to Palomar Mountain.
This was a great way to end my weekend. 11.5 mi 1,568ft elevation gain, not too shabby. My lungs feel majorily worked out!
I saw lots of wild turkeys and deers. I also saw a small mountain lion who bolted when it saw me keep stomping down the hill. I wanted to do some narrow steep single track trails, but didn’t want to risk seeing an adult mtn lion. Still fun and beautiful. I ran to a pond and was able to get water there around 6.5 mi.
All in all… An amazing training day!

Love in Winter; Where you pushed me

Cold air cause cracked lips
As cold hearts cause stiffened hands
Whirling winds cause frozen faces
As whirling feelings cause disarrayed reactions
Snow softly presses down under each foot step
As my body softly presses down under you every night

The last few leaves of fall are fragile and instantly break
As the last few hints of my love disappear into a sway of my hips
Windows freeze and you’re stuck going to the same few places
As I freeze and get stuck with you
Every time the earth rains you say it was just me who wept
And I cry internally knowing I am yours here forever;

To be compared to the cold of winters
To be compared to the fragile last leaves of fall
To be compared to the rain as if all I can do is cry
To be compared to the mire you create

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?
Bukowski, Charles. Bluebird. Listen here. (via wordsnquotes)

One of my favorites ever by Bukowski. All me.

It’s Chunk’s birthday and of course I brought champagne. #poppinbottles #mimosaseverydamnday #youwishyouwerehere #itsacelebration #imsoaked (at the hunted nautical oasis)

Gross;

I really really cannot stand when people make noises when they eat.. You know, moans and groans over their food. Really? It’s that good you need to make noises about it? It makes me lose my appetite.

First time surfing! I stood up once for a second until I flopped over! Huge thanks to Al for taking me and keeping me safe! Such a good teacher 🙏☺️ #catinwater #surfing #newb #nofilter  (at Huntington Beach, CA)

First time surfing! I stood up once for a second until I flopped over! Huge thanks to Al for taking me and keeping me safe! Such a good teacher 🙏☺️ #catinwater #surfing #newb #nofilter (at Huntington Beach, CA)

#NIM  (at Amtrak Fullerton Station)

#NIM (at Amtrak Fullerton Station)

Mama Withey drinking fireball and dr. pepper. What a lovely women! #epicmoms #loveher (at HBLC)

Mama Withey drinking fireball and dr. pepper. What a lovely women! #epicmoms #loveher (at HBLC)

My life is a series of events where I, as usual, arrive just in time to be late.