>Off the Beaten Path>Gah...we think my dad had a stroke this AM!
How is your dad today? Probably too early to have heard anything...but please keep us posted.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Throughout all of this she didn't quit smoking. I'll never ever understand.
I don't get it, either. A good friend of mine is watching her mom die from lung cancer caused by years of smoking. My friend's mom is an RN and my friend also still smokes. I can't fathom why anyone would not do everything in their power to quit...especially as there are so many treatment options, now...patches, gum, prescription meds.
I'm so glad it's nothing I ever had any interest in even trying. As it is I am mildly asthmatic (I'm sure thanks to my folks having both smoked around me as a kid--second hand smoke wasn't considered dangerous back in the day), so if the carcinogens didn't kill me the breathing issues would.
You'll ruin your knees!
""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)
They continue because the "It happens to other people, but not me" attitude.
Amazing...not sure we'll ever understand the power of tobacco over smokers!
Uhhh, well, maybe we can...I've had 2 Orthopedic Surgeons tell me that I couldn't run, but I do...
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