Friday, June 29, 2012


Howdy from the land of combining corn and spraying cotton!

Yes sir, the farmers are in high gear! All they needs is a little time and a few kind words and the harvest will be in full swing.

My feet are sure feeling better. I have been riding my bike and have gotten up to 8 miles a day at lunch.Some days the head winds really kick my ass but in the end that is good. I get a real good sweat going on that bike.With it being hot as a nanny goat in a pepper patch and dry as a popcorn fart, it ain't hard to work up a sweat.A big reason my feet are doing better I think is from the stretching I have been doing.

I try and do some joint mobility stretches that Muata got me into several years ago. Now I have added some feet ,ankle and calf stretches just before bed time. It is working because my feet are not nearly as tight and painful first thing in the morning. Also,I can touch my toes earlier in the day and my ham strings and calves are not as tight and sore--yippee!

Another, thing that is a plus for my feet is my weight is coming down each week and that sure feels better on them dogs. All in all, I am blasting into summer and moving on down the road. The road gets rocky at times but I will complete my journey or die kicking and screaming!

See ya down the road, honk when you go by.

Pearl of Wisdom from the mind of WEL
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some damn good ideas.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ever adjustable

Howdy from the land of projects and never enough hours!

Success is based on my ability to adjust. When the challenges arise I have to adjust or stop---stopping ain't good. Sometimes it seems the adjustments take some time to work out and this delays the journey. Other times an adjustment will work on the excuse list and after a while that pisses me off. But adjust I can.

It is no secret I got some bad flat feet, flat like a garbage can lid. Well, they have been hurting like a scuba diver in the middle of a Jaws movie for months. I have tried new shoes, tried custom orthopedics,tried this and that and for a day or two I can bear it, then not so much.

Between blisters and cramps and just general pain in the ankles I decided to make one more adjustment.I went to riding my bike this week instead of walking the track. I guess it uses a different set of muscles because my thighs are sore this morning. Like the man said , there is more than one way to skin a cat!

Yesterday I was only able to ride 5 miles at lunch and I am gonna try to increase a mile a day this week---watch out Lance Armstrong!

Now I have read about folks that are driven to one method, one workout, one eating plan---they never seem to slip or stumble.They never seem to have to adjust? I wonder if they are superhuman or just full of crap. I wonder if they just tell the truth when they want to?

This trip is not easy but I think it would be impossible if not for adjustments.

Pearl of Wisdom from the Mind of WEL
Try being nice to someone you don't like, it will worry the crap out of them.