Conscious Parenting to me means getting out as often as possible and BEING with your Chi-ld(ren) because, well… the best things in life, aren’t “things” at all.. pic of Dewachen Ilg (6) crushing it at my Winter Warrior 10k snowshoe race last Saturday enroute to her 4th consecutive Kids Title…this pic and many more GREAT shots from […]

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(All Access) Thank You Letter To Chama, New Mexico

Note to readers,
it is Tradition within the Wholistic Fitness® Path to always recognize publicly the Noble Efforts of those who produce the altars upon whose terrain we spill our sweat…this is an actual excerpt i recently wrote to the Rio Grande Sun, a small newspaper covering the remote northern New Mexico area wherein many secret, sacred spaces vibrate…

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As i drilled the descent through the Stadium for Lap Two, Clay had 20 seconds on me…by the end? Well, i ‘thought i had time,” to make up the snow-covered real estate on Lap 2 to bridge up to him and challenge him for a sprint finish yet that turned out to be fantasy against such a veteran champion like Clay.

Same thing in spiritual training; we THINK we have more years ahead of us to meditate, to begin to formulate and fortify the filaments of consciousness which propel us into our next incarnation ‘when we have more time,” yet? that is a fallacy. there is no more time coming…we could each die tomorrow and the volume and intensity of our Meditation Efforts accumulated into the one mOMent of our passing into The Next is precisely what sets the astral stage for our Bardo Race toward Enlightenment….

you ready?


to Go?!??!

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Still the King…kinda…of Chama Ski Classic; Feb. 11-12, 2014

• Overall Winner; 7.5k Freestyle
• Silver Medalist; King of Mountain Competition (10k Classic into 5k Snowshoe)
• 2nd Place Overall; 10k Classic
• 1st place AG; 10k Classic
• 3rd Place AG; 5k Snowshoe

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Motivated Mind, Race Mind…the spiritual implications of Start Lines

C(om)mitment to an effort is a hard thing for many to accept. It is easier to just go skiing or snowshoeing than it is to train for skiing and snowshoeing. Then again, it’s easier to just eat a Snickers bar than to will oneself not to. Easier to just get drunk and forget problems than to stand sober to their challenge. For those who have touched bliss through the discipline of training there is no longer a question of “easier” or “harder.” There is only the Path Higher. For those who battle against mainstream mediocrity born from an addiction to comfort and duality a sagacious fulfillment of a much Higher sort is realized. It is..

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i had ‘That Feeling’ which athletes s(om)etimes get on Race Day…

it’s a feeling that…

well, even if we don’t gain the podium?

we’re gonna extract some deep down suffering from the cells of our competitors…

today, with a 4 week-old knee MCL injury that sends most scrambling to surgery …today? ilg Felt It and It was SPECTACULAR!

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ilg’s Winter Race Season so far; 2013/14

all races done on a Grade II MCL knee injury:

1st place; Snowshoe; Vertical Hour, December 14, Hesperus, CO
1st place; 7.5k Classic; World’s Highest Nordic Biathlon, December 15, Wolf Creek Pass, CO
1st place, 50+ Mens; Coke Race #1, 8k Classic, December 28, Purgatory, CO
2nd Place OA, 1st Place Mens, Vertical Hour #2 Snowshoe; January 5th, Hesperus, CO

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Oh, i did cross the Finish Line…
unlike more than half the peleton who quit. i was the last in the Lead Group and damned proud of it! Especially considering i was congested and not feeling my typical Chi! We are only as go(o)d as we are on our ‘bad’ days…i finished in the Lead Group, just behind Dale K…the leader of the 50+ cat while more than half the peleton had quit the intense conditions, and more importantly, i hung through those Bardo Entry conditions for over 2hours with pro level, sport specific cyclists…chalk yet another spiritual victory up for all Wholsitic Fitness® athletes everywhere!

Going into today’s Road Time Trial…
i was still holding onto 2nd place…yet in the TT, i would find a TT specialist that would out perform me and threaten my Overall Standing…

May Go(o)d Bless All Those Intelligent Enough To Sweat Daily…

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