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About Alexander

My passion in life is to live free and to learn; thus, I approach life living in the moment and enjoying the ride. Not to say I don’t get caught up with goals from time to time as applying a strategy for our future is vital, yet I constantly strive to detach from any expectations as the future is unknown and being built by the present. My present strategy is to live an impeccable life of an elite runner and pursue high levels of fitness. What I have learned in my life through sport is that it is very easy to get caught up on the goal. It wasn’t until recently that I developed sufficient enough wisdom to truly realize the destructive manner in which I approached sports which caused all types of injuries. Having to coach myself, I had to learn to temper this and find a balance through my training regimens lest I end up regularly damaged physically, mentally, emotionally and, deep down inside, spiritually. Once I came to terms with my destructive behavior I found the peace and calmness I was always searching for. I still have my ups and downs, as we all do, but instead of fighting the down portions of my life I search for understanding like a soul surfer experiences the troughs of waves - feeling for a way to get back up.

Pizza Man

 

A knock! “Yo, can you get that for me” said a smoking man. Up goes Michael to answer the call and collect the goods [bass heard in the distance]. “Hey! What’s going on over there?!” “that’s some high school game or somethin?” said the delivery man.

Word!

“Hey, by the way, you got a spider web in your yard”

Did you run through it?

“Nah…where I parked the light shined on it……alright, you be careful”

Have a good evening!

Weird…..what’s this strange feeling that I have from that interaction. The high school band music remark wasn’t too striking, even though it showed his willingness to connect, it was the need to speak about a web that he successfully avoided to ensure that I don’t get tangled within its threads. And his, ‘be careful’ was genuine with undertones of real concern.

hahahahahahahaha raucous laughter from the smoking man.

“What he’d say?”

That there is a spider web and we should avoid it.

hahahahahahahahaha smoking man rolling around the couch enthralled by the experience.

That feeling was real. I need to pay attention to something. What web is trying to ensnare me? A web of my own making? I don’t know! (meaning isn’t important here, flow with the feeling and see what it uncovers) If I’m careful, I will let the light shine on it and see it from where I am standing and then step along side of it. Being wide awake will be the only way for me to be alert enough to catch its gleams of light.

 

Moving Forward

Greetings my people! I’m here with you, learning, living and experiencing life on this planet along side some of the most heartfelt individuals alive. I see now more than ever many are searching for freedom and desire this above any other object. Don’t fret, your uncovering of Self is there for the taking. Believe in your self, never stop fighting for truth, and remember that as the universe takes part in you, you also take part in it! 🙂

 

Racing for the win

 

Raced my second 800m this past Friday. Decided upon racing for the win of my heat rather than an all out for time. With this in mind, made the event much more enjoyable and allowed me to relax into the process. Didn’t win, such is the way at times, but fought an impeccable battle coming in second place of my heat.

I’m looking at a string of races to compete in around Florida and maybe a little farther. I want to get race sharp by working on my placement in the pack and my timing for driving home.

I’m going to say this right here, my focus is to go sub 1:55 and I feel this season it can be done. But I also recognise the outcome isn’t in my hands, all I can do is fight an impeccable battle, enjoy the process and follow my heart. If the time is within my grasp I’ll run it one way or another. 🙂

Time to make haste slowly. 😉

 

Ryan Mccall Invite University of Tampa 800m

Yesterday I opened up my season running the 800m at the Ryan Mccall invite which was hosted at the University of Tampa. It was a fun race!

I decided to temper myself off the gun as I usually go out hard and hold on for dear life. LOL But the 800m is a new beast for me at the level I am searching, so a prudent approach is warranted to gather what will work best for me in respects to race strategy. As you can see from the video I sat in the back cruising until about 500m where I had to run around two stragglers and then make a move inside as a hole opened up. From there my pace quickened and figured might as well start my kick with 250 to go. Ran out of real estate in the end running a personal record of 1:59.98. About time I got under 2 minutes!

Lots to improve upon. Time to get back to business, attain more fitness and prepare for the next race on the schedule. Faster times on the way!!

 

Armory 800m 2017

 

This is a very late post. Life has a way of moving very fast leaving things undone if not done early enough. This is especially the case if you’re a entrepreneur working on many different tasks on the edge pioneering ways without any guidelines to assist the process. Oh well! This is what makes life fun if you’re following your passion. Anyways, my first ever indoor race was at the Armory taking part with Team Arete. I competed in the 800m off of very little training – with a road mile race on Turkey day a few weeks prior.  I posted the race video on my youtube channel:

I came in second in the heat and ninth over all with a time of 2:03.10. I have built much since then and now looking forward to my next race. Many adventures and experiences in the city of NY.  Like running to Rockefeller center at 2am in the morning the night after the race to see the Christmas tree lights only to find out they have hours of operation. LOL Fun times indeed!

I’ll let some pictures I took during this trip do the rest of the talking:

 

 

Until next time….

Savannah the Holistic Pup

 

We have a new addition to the Run Holistic Family. Her name is Savannah. She is the pup of a rescued dog that was happened upon while the family was fleeing Hurricane Irma, finding her pregnant, sick and malnourished on the streets of Georgia. The mom was subsequently fed a diet of raw foods, which brought her health back in good order. Being the holistic family that we are, we decided to do the same as good nutrition is really the first pillar of good health.

Here is a little bit about Savannah:

I can eat!!

And sleep!!!

My curiosity is keen….

Until it’s time to take a nap…LOL

Playgrounds are now my second home….

I also love a good walk with my big brothers Kanoa and Kaden….

Or one with mom where I can stop and smell the flowers….

I love to hug…..

People love to meet and pet me….and I don’t mind being the center of attention. 😉

I am just a fun loving pup with a fun loving family ready to explore and experience life as only a dog could!!! 🙂

 

 

coMra Palm – The Future of Home Health Care is Here

It’s no secret that I train hard. If you know me personally and have had the – for some unfortunate LOL – opportunity to train with me then you know that I put in work. I don’t shy away from a hard session and at times have over done it practically running myself into the ground. Now I do not advocate such an approach and have learned a lot through the process. What has helped me greatly in this respect is coMra-Therapy! It has allowed me to take those liberties since I was able to take care of any and all injury type issues including a few debilitating ones without the need for surgery or any pain medications, last of which have been shown to reduce the healing capability of the body.  These past seven years with coMra have been a life changer!  Now, the coMra Palm has been released making the future of home health care a present reality.

Whether it be pains and aches from sports or general life discomfort, the Palm will address the root cellular cause of those ailments in short order allowing you to once again enjoy your life at its highest level.

As soon as I feel something from training, whether it be in my knee, hip, ankle or muscular – or whatever hurts for that matter – I start treatment protocols that day (the beauty of having a home health device) and immediately I feel the improvements. Many times I’ve had issues/injuries that I trained right through using only coMra with full resolution.

Holistic health and wellness takes an integrative approach viewing the individual as a whole and treating them as such. The reductionist approach by separating parts not considering that the part being influenced can have an impact on other areas eventually affecting the whole, is an archaic model in need of change. With the Palm, you have the opportunity to take your health and wellness within your own hands!

If you don’t have one now or if you wait on buying one, I can guarantee you that you will be buying one in the future. 😉

Before MS Windows was created, personal computers were difficult to use making them not a normal part of every day life as DOS and the other operating systems of the time were not user friendly. Windows changed that and the personal computer boom took off! The coMra Palm is like the Windows of Low level laser technology with its ease of use, practicality and efficacy! This type of healing modality has been around for decades but was primarily reserved for scientists and medical professionals. No more will that be the case! For the low cost of $399 with free world-wide delivery, you can be confident that any pains and aches that come your way will be handled accordingly in the comfort of your own home.

Click image to buy now…

This is a gift that will keep on giving. A gift to you and every one you love. For a limited time, use code GETBACKONTRACK to take $20 off your coMra Palm purchase. 😉

It’s time to Palm on and pain off!! 🙂

 

 

Never say never…

Here I go again. I have said in the past, never say never…. LOL In this case it refers to me leaving the middle distance discipline to pursue what I did as a youth athlete; namely, sprinting. However, life took me out of Miami and brought me to West Florida where I found a budding elite middle distance group taking form and a super talented coach.

Click on image to visit Arete Athletic International Club

Seeing this made me once again consider moving up to the 800m. I have nothing but respect for these types of runners as they can sprint fast AND hit the pavement, or trails, for miles on end. I believe my main problem before with this distance was primarily having to train myself, in effect running into the ground through over training. Now having a coach to guide me and to ensure I don’t over do it has allowed me to enjoy the training and distance, gradually increasing fitness over time.

Who knows what the future holds, but feeling is a good indicator of what is right or wrong. This move up again feels right and I believe a good place considering my athletic abilities. I am looking forward to this track season…I will update accordingly. 😉

Have fun, be You and love your Self in all ways… 🙂

Cheers!!!

 

Searching for Speedy Feet

 

As I am now searching for speedy feet, I’ve decided to race some 200 meter sprints to assist with that process. Below is my first 200m race in over 21 years; my time was 23.34 (video quality is poor considering the conditions, etc.).

I am in the outside lane:

I know I can run faster. First off, there was a 20 mph headwind as I was working the curve and when I started to round the bend into the straightaway a young girl happened to be in my lane which broke my focus as I needed to consider what to do.

My take away from this race are two things in particular. One, I need more block work thus a quicker start, and two, my fitness has room to improve as evident from my last 100m (maybe the distraction had something to do with it but I do know that my training has been sporadic without consistency). Nonetheless, learning from my races further improves my ability to discover myself through the medium of Track and Field.

Have a great day everybody!! 🙂