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Dear Son

Survey says…

Louisville river front carnival
The morning temperature hovered near 32 degrees.

 

Louisville sunrise
Nearly four miles into yesterday morning’s walking-commute to work.

 

Random sidewalk
Looking back where i had been last night.

 

Louisville river front carnival
Twelve hours later, same Ferris wheel.

 

flowering tree
It snowed 36 hours ago, yet all the trees are bursting with Spring anticipation.

 

  1. i’ve published 17,000+ blog posts.
  2. Yesterday i walked eight miles round trip to work.
  3. i drive an antique car as my primary mode of transportation.

 

Number three is untrue. My 1990 car won’t be an antique until 2020.

 

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Dear Son

Two physical truths and a lie

human statue at Orlando airport
Proof i’m not lying that the person is not human.

 

Need an icebreaker for a group?

Two physical truths and a lie.

The goal is to stump the others at their table, or in pairs.

Ask your audience to think of two of their biggest physical or wellness accomplishments, milestones, or freakish encounters.

Perhaps they once broke their High School record for the 100-meter breast-stroke.

Maybe they recently completed their first half-marathon and in the process, lost 110 pounds of weight.

Then ask them to create an outrageous “lie” that competes with their two lifetime achievements.

The goal is to stump the others at their table, or their partner if they’re in pairs.

 

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The great summer of 2012

Pain, pain, go away…

run or walk
run dog run…another unspectacular photo

One of the biggest challenges for older “athletes” is staying healthy – also known as staying injury free. Aches and pains are inevitable. But they don’t have to stop us.

Insight: When your body is telling you something, listen. We don’t need to stop, but slowing down may be a brilliant idea. So yesterday the 50-minute run became a 50-minute walk.

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PS. Anyone who exercises is an athlete.

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Pain In The

World Championships Gold Medal
World Championships Gold Medal

Have you ever had something really important or “big” in your life, a long-time dream perhaps, where you where getting close to the end of your journey?

And you were so close you could see the glorious end in sight, but then the unthinkable happened.

How did you deal with it?  Did it work out for you?

Where you forced to compromise? Or maybe (gasp), quit?

Pain in the as foot.

Pain in my left foot. Still.

It plagued me during the August Master’s Track & Field World Championships. In fact, it has bothered me all year.

In the Spring, it seemed to be a dominant topic at Lane 8.

By June however, I pretty much had stopped writing about the pain, but not because it went away.

Eventually, I had to suck it up and do what needed to be done to make it happen.

In Finland, it didn’t turn out the way I had dreamed, but that’s the beautiful lesson – nothing turns out the way we dream.

It’s either better or worse, but never the same.