Day 7

30 minute silent meditation at Buddhist Temple of Marin (but have to admit my not planned plan B was a bit more fun :).   

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unexpected first:  Highway ride commute home on Aprilia, first time ever with open face Supermoto helmet and Amber depth enhancing safety glasses.  WILD perception, a whole different world..definitely buying a pair of these!

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Day 4

OAKLAND  ART MURMUR “Saturday Stroll” – Uptown gallery district with fellow trainer and friend, Catherine.   Galleries visited: Vessel, The Wall, Warehouse 416, SLATE, Manna, Mercury 20,  Creative Growth Art Center, Classiccars West.

Info for event:  http://oaklandartmurmur.org/saturdaystroll/

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*Another first for the day ended up being experiencing ordering a sandwich from the ‘sandwich nazi’. Visited my friend and her husband/their new pup after art stroll and we went to Grinder’s in Montclair village.  Hilarious.  I asked Peter (the owner of the sandwich shop) if he was ex-military, he claimed he was the next best thing.. “German”.   Worth the experience.  Sandwich was legit (got turkey/avo), but the ordering process is priceless. http://www.yelp.com/biz/grinders-submarine-sandwiches-oakland

Day 2

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Day 2: Visited one of our country’s first environmentally friendly, ‘green’ cemeteries.    http://www.foreverfernwood.com   Ironically this beautiful place is in my backyard and had yet to explore it.  My plan for a new activity that day was to head down to an acupuncture clinic that gives Veterans free treatments on Thursday nights.  As a Vet I’ve been meaning to check it out.  Found out they were closed for the week and was driving home to Marin pretty anxious with what I was going to do that was ‘new’.  Frustrated, tired, and really just wanting to go home I took a left down Tennessee Valley Road on instinct and pulled into a lot to slow down and think.  Not sure why the anxiety was so heavy over a simple decision over what cool new thing to get after – but it was  loud.  I digress – I lifted my head up to see a parking sign ‘parking for Fernwood only’.  Hmm..  sometimes ya just gotta Let Go and Let God, right?

HAPPY 2014! Where will it take you!?

Last New Year’s rather than a resolution per-say, I decided to do one new thing a day for 100 straight days.  It was a blast.  Looking back, aside from cell phone pictures, my method of documentation was pretty lame.  This year I am going to take on the challenge again and post on this site.  We so easily get stuck into our routines of heading to the same trail, restaurant.. even in our own backyards there are places we have yet to tread.   

Day 1:  It is 11am right now and I am at a local java shack in Tam Junction, 1/4 of a mile from where I live.  Hopping on my scooter to head into the city and go to Breakfast of Champions – first time experience.  Gotta love San Francisco.  To be able to trail run in the morning and then in 20 minutes be dancing here:  http://www.spacecowboys.org/

Mission accomplished with friend and colleague Herberto  –

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