>Off the Beaten Path>Gah...we think my dad had a stroke this AM!
Needs more cowbell!
How is your dad today? Probably too early to have heard anything...but please keep us posted.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
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.
To paraphrase an old poster: Today is the first day of the rest of your training. It doesn’t matter where you started or how far you’ve come. Today is the day. Your training didn’t start 6 weeks ago. Your training started the last time you hit the road. John “the Penguin” Bingham Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire
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...