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If not this year, when? C’mon…toe the Start Line with me again during this May’s 42nd Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic here in Durango! The Iron Horse is the second of my 3 Sacred Sweat Pilgrimages each year; Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon (Feb) and Imogene Pass Run (Sept) being the other two…if you can crank all three in a calendar year? Trust me, it’s an AMAZING Wholistic Transformation…

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A Mountain Yogi’s Version of a StairMaster Workout:   When the Sacred Snows Run Thin?  Run Up (and Down)…

ilg calls this posture; Apresthresholdhellasana. ilg reckons this is what the common man is afraid of…spewing Sacred Spit after 51 minutes of Threshold uphill running through snow…yes, feeble ilg missed breaking the 50-minute barrier up the 2,029′ walls of snow by 1 stinkin’ minute. aaaaargh!!! That’s okay…in failure, we learn more than through success. Next week? If it still hasn’t snowed? I already have a different route selection that just may save me those few seconds to break 50-minutes. Such goes the Warrior Mind.

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Why Even Run The Chairlifts?

up here, high above the now fancy smancy base lodge resort which caws toward Texans and others with hot tubs, heated swimming pools, and valet ski assistants whom will pre heat your stinkin’ alpine ski boots and serve you an expresso at the same time…here? ilg uses only breath and 1990’s skate ski equipment to elevate above the froth of the common man….up here?…ilg’s old ears hears no whining from the Mother Earth/Father Sky -sapping gearing of chairlifts running, snow blowing, and no arrogant, if not drunk, bellowing from visitors. hec? up here? ilg has the whole mountain to himself…no nothing save for silence, uphill sweat solo, through my beloved pines…

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“When we have prayed and aspired and hungered for the truth for a long time, for many, many lives, and when our karma has become sufficiently purified, a kind of miracle takes place. And this miracle, if we can understand and…”

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by less than half a wheel…

you know ilg does not seek the Print…the Media…yet if any of the current crop of CrossFit, Yoga, Meditation, Nutrtion stars and starlets would even consider spending a week training and practicing with unacknowledged Grandfather of American Wholistic Fitness® training?
trust me,
ilg would drop them all within 3 days of WF intensity…
today was special…

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“Daddy?”

“Yes, Sweetheart?”

“Sometimes, when we are fishing…i feel so peaceful…like…yoga.”

“That’s an awesome sharing, Dewa! thank you! yeah, i reckon fishin’ is just another form of yoga…if it’s yogis that are fishin!”

“Hey, WE are yogis!”

“That’s right, daughter, we ARE yogis!”

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what an ilg “easy day” at age 50 looks like…

…cuz in Wholistic Fitness®? each day is but a dharmic dance among the disciplines and principles of WF, baby! How Blessed Are We Who Have Found and Walk This Precious Path of Wholeness?!

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Robbed by Bandits, Dad GUM It!!!

…DAD GUM ITS!!!!!!!! BANDITS!!!! they’re robbin’ our train, girls, hold me close…i’ll stop the bullets from ye….

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