>Gears and Wears>Ever have your run hijacked by your iPod?
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
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
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She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — A woman out for jog while listening to her iPod had her legs severed by a freight train because she may not have heard it coming, authorities said.
Cheryl Ann Risse, 32, was recovering at a hospital Friday.
Authorities did not know how she ended up in the path of the train Thursday morning, but rescue workers speculated she did not hear the locomotive coming because she was listening to her iPod.
Risse often jogged across the tracks on her way to a nearby park, said Keyla Concepcion, spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff's Office.
The train engineer didn't know he had struck Risse until he returned along the same tracks minutes later, Concepcion said.
A passing sheriff's deputy noticed her waving her arms.
"My feet are on fire," she told Tony Long, a battalion chief for Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue, who responded to the scene. "Do you think you can put the fire out? They're really hurting."
The woman was expected to survive.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
i do pick it up when there are hotties around and decelerate rapidly after i passed them...a form of fartleking i believe
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
she must've been really cranking the volume on her ipod - freight trains aren't the most stealthy of things...
BTW, as a useless aside, I'm one of those lucky souls who's actually gotten to play "The Ride" in an orchestra. The full-blown real Wagner arrangement, not some watered-down POS. I used to think Michigan Stadium Loud was the loudest I'd ever get to play my trombone in a performance. That was until I got to play "The Ride."