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Little Crabby About Your Health?
Little Crabby About Your Health?

Do you keep pretty good tabs on your health? Are you able to recognize slight aches and pains and:

  1. Know their source?
  2. Know the remedy?
  3. Take action?
  4. For as long as it takes?

We all have to deal with the aging process. I’m only an expert in the first 50 years. Those older, undoubtedly are wiser, because they are more experienced.

Would love for a few of them to caution me (us), as well as give me (us) hope, on what to expect.

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Suomi Sisu

Three more questions:

  1. Do you have guts?
  2. Do you have determination?
  3. Are you the type that doesn’t give up?

If this is you, then you have sisu (pronounced “C-sue”).  It’s Suomi (Finnish) for guts, determination and not quitting.

While in Lahti, Finland, representing the United States at this year’s WMA Masters Track and Field World Championships, I met a Finnish couple and overheard them say, “She’s got sisu (C-sue)!”

They were talking about one of the women who was competing in the W80-84 1,500 meters.  Can you comprehend that?  Early 80’s, running in the Masters World Championships?

I agree, she had sisu.

Makes me wonder what I’ll have when I get older.