New Years Runs and Yoga in San Pedro

Jeez. It’s been a long time since I’ve written.

Running around figuratively and literally without the time to put a nice word on a page is really no way to live.

So I sit here tonight with the year coming to an end.

And am scribbling such beautiful words out of the end of a pen I had to share.

This time of year is good time for profound and deep reflection.

We must quiet our minds to allow new visions to come to us.

Christmas would normally be the ideal time for this…but if yours was anything like mine…deep spiritual moments were often interrupted by the flood of presents and food.

So then we have this very special week…this very holy week between the birth of our young spiritual selves and the new turning of the world in a new year.

How was your year? Did you run with your heart out?

Did you love someone til you cried? How did you treat the children of the world and the animals?

Did you do the races you wanted to run? Did you learn something new?

Could you find some peace some serenity in the midst of all this change?

Whatever you want to reflect and think about now is a good time.

More good writing to come from me…I promise. Good words will be needed in the years ahead.

I ask God for the courage and strength to write things that will help inspire and motivate you to be the best athletes yogis and people you can be.

It’s all we have at times. And the old notion is all we have is our words.

Now…what would be a SoCalRunning blogpost without an event for you to go to?

So here we are…three of them…

1. Tuesday December 30th last trail run of 2008. We will be meet at Trump Golf Course at 3:45 and will be running sharply at 4:00 p.m.

2. New Years Eve yoga with Gary on the beach below Trump Golf Course. Again meet at 3:45 bring mats, warm clothes, and cameras. We will watch the sun go down for the last time in 2008. I did this last year and it is very special and spiritual. Good time to say farewell to those we lost in the last year.

3. New Years Day Trail Run. Meet at 8 a.m Trump Golf Course. What a better way to bring in the New Years than get out to nature. Followed up by a 57 year tradition here in San Pedro as we will go to Cabrillo Beach for the Polar Bear Swim. You can watch my attempts at this last year right here.

Wow. That’s a busy next three days.

So if you’re looking to do something healthy something spiritual something natural to close out the year come join us.

Healthy people do healthy things.

Have a safe joyous New Years.

Coach Gary


2 Responses to “New Years Runs and Yoga in San Pedro”

  1. lil 1/2 pint on January 1st, 2009

    Happy New Year, Coach Gary and Coach Steve!

    Thank you so much for all that you do!

  2. Coach Gary on January 1st, 2009

    You’re welcome.

    It’s my pleasure.

    I’m just trying to serve God and this amazing running community by offering what little I can to keep people moving, doing yoga, and meditating.

    If we all chip in…we can make this world healthier.