Thursday, April 19, 2012

Goddard Fun Run 2010-2012

Results for the 2 mile fun run.


Run Rank Time Pace

2012 Spring 22 19:55 9:58
2011 Spring 38 25:04 12:32
2010 Fall 36 22:47 11:24


Run Rank Overall

2012 Spring 5 19:55
2011 Spring 10 25:04
2010 Fall 8 22:47

1 14 Milenka Bascope F 17:10
2 28 Ashley Behrle F 19:11
3 34 Gini Heilman F 19:28
4 35 Joanna Hagerty F 19:55
5 37 Michelle Rinas F 19:57
6 ( 42) Aaron McCleskey M 14:41
7 ( 54) Stacey Day F 22:37
8 ( 56) Kimberly Moffatt F 22:47

1 12 Tom Winkert M 12:43
2 26 Gini Heilman F 19:37
3 30 Kimberly Moffatt F 19:55

Much improvement over the years!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's Alive (Timeline of Wheatgrass)

I have been growing wheatgrass for about a month. I am no expert, (I grew great batches and not so great batches)

Below is a picture documented post about growing wheatgrass. With this batch of hard red wheat berries, I let them soak for about 12 hours, drained them, then let them sit for about 6 hours. Below is a picture of the seeds pre-soaked.
Below are the same seeds 12 hours later. Notice the size difference.

After I let the seeds sit for about 6 hours, I sprinkled fertilizer on the bottom of the containers. Afterwards, I covered the containers with about two inches of soil and scattered the seeds on top. I soaked paper towels and I placed them over the seeds where they now reside until the grass starts to grow. I dampen the paper towels twice daily.

Keep in mind all of this occurred within a week time frame. I have two bowls and one tray that are roughly the same height. Once the grass reaches about 6-10 inches, you can juice away and receive the full benefits of wheatgrass.

1 Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.

2 Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element.

3 Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.

4 Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.

5 Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.

6 Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.

7 Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.

8 Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.

9 Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count.

10 Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)

11 Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.

12 Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.

13 Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.

14 Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.

15 Wheatgrass Juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, and so forth.

16 Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

17 Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.

18 Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.

19 Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.

20 In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.21 Wheatgrass Juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must be improved at the same time.

22 Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.

23 A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.

24 Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.

25 Gargle Wheat grass Juice for a sore throat.

26 Drink Wheatgrass Juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.

27 Wheat grass Juice keeps the hair from graying.

28 Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheat grass, spitting out the pulp.

29 By taking Wheat grass Juice, one may feel a difference in strength, endurance, health, and spirituality, and experience a sense of well-being.

30 Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.

31 Wheat grass juice is high in enzymes.

32 Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

33 Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls. The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs. After an enema, wait 20 minutes, then implant 4 ounces of wheatgrass juice. Retain for 20 minutes.

34 Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open. It is high in magnesium.

35 Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power." He said, "chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs."

36 According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, rebuilder, and neutralizer of toxins.

37 Wheat grass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.

38 Wheatgrass Juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.

39 Wheat grass Juice can remove heavy metals from the body.

40 Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.


Monday, April 2, 2012

My Landmark Forum Experience

Over this past weekend, I spent 9am - 10:15 pm Friday through Sunday at the Landmark Forum in Alexandria, VA.

The week prior I read up on what to expect and what I read was a mixture of good and bad. I read it's a cult, blood sucking, rules rules rules type of deal. However I had also read that it was a fulfilling experience and worth it. My boyfriend completed it a few years ago and was excited and all for it.

So the first day, I arrived tired and nervous. Within 1 hour, we found out one thing, "You are a jerk." We learned about rackets and our strong suits. A major breakthrough that I had was "What happened" and "Story/interpretation". We were given assignments to do where one was to write a letter to someone I had been writing a racket on. By the end of the night I was energized and exhausted.

Second day, we learned about strong suits and how an incident occurred that made us how we are today. Translation: You are making decisions based on your {insert young age here] age self. Still you are a jerk. Before break, more people shared and this day was what I call the waterworks day. During break we were to call the person we wrote the letter to. I did so and man was that hard getting myself to do that but as I was talking, it was super easy. I felt so much better after doing that.

More people shared their life stories which I found to be incredible. During break we were to go out to eat with a group. "What?!?! no! why?!" were my thoughts. So I went out with my group and I'm glad I did. Our assignments were of the same format but the letter was targeted towards sharing how you were inauthentic or incomplete with.

Third day, I did not write my letter (because I'm still a jerk) so whoever did not, had to write it during a break. My decision was based on what are the issues I'm bringing into my present relationship(s) so I began writing. After break we had to share our letter to our partner. More sharing and sharing until another break. I used my letter as an outline and called this person. Thought it was done and I'm glad I accomplished it. I feel complete you could say. When we returned, we learned what the forum was all about. My luck, I was nauseous, had a head cold and cold chills. I slept in my car for about an hour and returned. Graduates were invited to the last part of the evening so Justin was there. Awesome!

Tuesday evening is the last meeting for this weekend and looking back on everything, I'm glad I attended and really participated. I also recommend it to anyone.