Color Me Portrait

Her joy led me in as her smile captivated my soul.  She was a colorful light and my lens discovered freedom once again. Run with me again. Sprint to this finish line with zeal upon your heart for life’s race has many colors. Colors that you’ve never realized. Not because your eyes were closed. Not…

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Child Portrait

The child. Resting humbly, not from exhaustion but from smiling, dreaming and living. This pause is framed in poetic assurance that the playful past will repeat.  I sing. I traced her with my lens.  I covered her in darkness, then in folded rest she brought forth light. Her shadows are not dark; contrarily, her shadows…

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She’s Ballanced

I looked at her as she stood there.  Her majesty, her destiny. Like a poem she moved across the sky, standing still.  As still as words in a child’s book. I was jealous of her grip.  She was strong and I was weak.  Weak but not frail because I have knowledge. Her knowledge, her story,…

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Headshot 101

It doesn’t take much effort to listen while working.  And listening doesn’t have to be work. I saw a duffel bag filled with musician’s tools . . . a little midi keyboard, headphones, a small microphone and a notepad. They were far from props.  They expressed a connection to his heart and led the path to…

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Tracing light with my lens

She modeled before; you could tell by the way she moved. She touched her fingertips to her face instead of pressing her hand into it. I wasn’t upset when she arrived without her second outfit. She just hopped into her old VW Bug and zoomed off back home to quickly fetch it. The sunlight wasn’t…

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Fitness Motivators

I’m changing my fitness motivators! It’s time to change my fitness motivators in time for summer and bring heat to my workouts to lose body fat while gaining muscle and strength to crush my fitness goals. I’m constantly changing my routines and fitness motivators.  I’ve endured many Spartan races, Tough Mudder’s and a few Half Marathons over…

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Raw Food – Vegetarian Diet Lifestyle Transition

I’ve decided to dive deeper into the vegetarian lifestyle; Raw Food Vegetarian! This is a perfect week to begin a raw food,vegetarian diet since my wife’s gone and I won’t be tempted to eat foods other than fruits and vegetables.  No being wooed by the smell of turkey pasta sauce filling the house at night. So…

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The Luge Trail Run

This Modjeska Canyon trail run was aggressive and challenging! I remember mountain biking The Luge trail years ago in Modjeska Canyon. I didn’t remember if it was a manageable trail for running though.  What I discovered was brutal! It was a challenge!  This was a narrow single-track trail with rocky switchbacks and steep downhill runs . .…

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Mountain Biker VS Foot Racer

Raced a mountain biker to the top of Four Corners in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park . . . and won! One of my favorite running trails is nestled in the beautiful hillside of Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Southern, CA.  They have 23 unique trails giving hikers, joggers and mountain bikers 17 miles to explore and…

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San Diego Half Marathon Results

My official San Diego Half Marathon race result was 01:58:28 and I’m so excited! This was my first half marathon and it was an amazing experience. My training, dieting, mental conditioning and race day jitters were so different from my Spartan Race preparations. Regardless, the race was just as memorable! You can read about why I signed…

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