The 1999 cholesterol report served as a wake up call. Get healthy or you’re in big trouble. About 25 years prior (1974), a neighbor’s wife started running – to another neighbor’s mailbox and done. She did this daily for a week. The second week she ran to the second neighbor’s mailbox. For a week. It took weeks before she ran the equivalent of 400 meters, or, one lap around a track.
I remember thinking how ridiculous this seemed, since I was a ninth-grade track runner at the time. What I never saw coming is that I would adopt this as my plan of attack too, as those years later.