Monday, May 30, 2011


49 bottles of fruit/veggie wine: blackberry, blackberry "port style", zucchini and raspberry...all grown and picked in Ashe County!
It occurred to me early this morning as I reflected on this past weekend, the 2 of the high points of the weekend had much in common. You may ask what does bottling 49 bottles of wine have to do with running a 10k after recovering from a bashed knee? 

Yep, patience.

Those of you who have been injured can relate to the often tortuous feeling of letting time do it’s magic You have to wait,  all the while doing what you need to do to facilitate healing, try to stay fit and not aggravate the area any more than necessary.

This week I eased back into running starting with 15 minutes earlier this week and ran a brand new local 10k this past Saturday: West Jefferson 5k/10k. Results here. On Sunday afternoon I finally got to bottle wine started last July! Wine making with all its racking and re-racking and sanitizing can be tedious and requires much waiting.
The garlic wine wasn't quite ready...still back into airlocked containers it had to go...(By the way, this will be used for cooking, rather than sipping. Even George and I aren't that hardcore!)
A group of local running buddies and new acquaintances. I ran a 37:37, yet it was a 5.6+ mile route, not a 10k!
 Now that I am back to running and the wine is in the bottles, true tests of self control lie ahead.
Can George and I be patient enough to let all (ok-at least most) of that wine age appropriately so it becomes really special, or will we be greedy and dip into the stores before the flavors and body have had a chance to mature?

Can I avoid being greedy by doing too much too soon and exercise patience and be conservative as my body continues to heal and as I get back into speed work and ultimately run in the Rothrock Challenge next weekend? I’d say the answer to the 2nd question is:


Rothrock Challenge is part of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup, a series I am participating in this year. I don’t have to run well, just participate and not get hurt and perhaps I’ll be strong again for remaining 2 series races I plan on later this summer: Vail Hill Climb 7/3 and Table Rock25k on 7/23.

We'll just see how George and I do with the answer to the 1st question!


Ryan Woods said...

Good to hear you aren't drinking that garlic wine! Nice job in NY and I'll see ya out west.

Rick Gray said...

yes - be patient on both fronts!

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Anonymous said...

The gods tempt people for which they are most weak. Artificial Intelligence will create desire in people's minds for the following sins:::
1. Alcohol
2. Drugs
3. Preditory "earning"
4. Homosexuality
5. Gambling
6. Something for nothing/irresponsibility (xtianity)
7. Polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny (Islam)
Much like the other prophets Mohhamed (polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny) and Jesus (forgiveness/savior), the gods use me for temptation as well. In today's modern society they feel people are most weak for popular culture/sensationalism, and the clues date back to WorldWarII and Unit731:TSUSHOGO::The Chinese Holocaust.
It has been discussed that, similar to the Matrix concept, the gods will offer a REAL "Second Coming of Christ", while the "fake" Second Coming will come at the end and follow New Testiment scripture and their xtian positioning. I may be that real Second Coming.
What I teach is the god's true way. It is what is expected of people, and only those who follow this truth will be eligible to ascend into heaven as children in a future life. They offered this event because the masses have just enough time to work on and fix their relationship with the gods and ascend, to move and grow past Planet Earth, before the obligatory xtian "consolation prize" of "1000 years with Jesus on Earth" begins.

Your job as a future mother is to learn the god's ways and to help your child understand despite the negative reinforcement and conditioning of today's society. Without consciousous parents the child will have no hope, and may even exaserbate their disfavor by becoming corrupted in today's environment.
Your ultimate goal is to fix your relationship wiith the gods and move on. You don't want to be comfortable here, and the changes in Western society in the last 100 years has achieved just that.
1000 years with Jesus is the consolation prize. Don't be deceived into thinking that is the goal.

The Prince of Darkness, battling the gods over the souls of the Damned.
It is the gods who have created this environment and led people into Damnation with temptation. The god's positioning proves they work to prevent people's understanding.
How often is xtian dogma wrong? Expect it is about the Lucifer issue as well.
The fallen god, fighting for justice for the disfavored, banished to Earth as the fallen angel?
I believe much as the Noah's Flood event, the end of the world will be initiated by revelry among the people. Revelry will be positioned to be sanctioned by the gods and led for "1000 years with Jesus on Earth".
In light of modern developments this can entail many pleasures:::Medicine "cures" aging, the "manufacture" of incredible beauty via cloning as sex slaves, free (synthetic) cocaine, etc.
Somewhere during the 1000 years the party will start to "die off", literally. Only those who maintain chaste, pure lifestyles will survive the 1000 years. They will be the candidates used to (re)colonize (the next) Planet Earth, condemned to relive the misery experienced by the peasantry during Planet Earth's history.
If this concept of Lucifer is true another role of this individual may be to initiate disfavor and temptation among this new population, the proverbial "apple" of this Garden of Eden. A crucial element in the history of any planet, he begins the process of deterioration and decay that leads civilizations to where Planet Earth remains today.

Only children go to heaven. By the time you hit puberty it is too late. This is charecteristic of the gods:::Once you realize what you have lost it is too late.
Now you are faced with a lifetime to work to prepare for your next chance. Too many will waste this time, getting stoned, "Hiking!", working, etc.

annette bednosky said...

I am still working out the details for accurately screening comments. Since I can not delete at this moment, please know I do not endorse what anonymous said on June 4, 2011.