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Are you being discouraged (Read 440 times)


Go Pre!

    So, anyone getting flak from their loved ones as far as running marathons? (in light of Ryan Shay's passing)
    db7


      My wife already thought I was crazy. We talked about it and we were both just really sad about such a tragedy. DB

      Tougher than most, dumber than the rest. "You can not count the miles until you feel them" TVZ

        Such a sad thing!! Dh is a runner, so no flak from him. He's the only opinion that matters to me! Oh and my children are very proud of me (so they say)

        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


        Eye Lick Two Rhune

          My wife was worried when the runner died in Chicago. I know she is really worried now that an elite runner dies too. I am really going to have to prove to her that I am healthy enough to accomplish my goals.

          ON THE 7th DAY, GOD DID AN EASY 6 "Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher

          db7


            I would be willing to bet there will be some info coming out that will help us understand why this happened. Elite runners don't just fall out for no good reason. As far as the Chicago runner, I haven't heard anything about the reasoning but many, many people run marathons in just as much or more heat. I know this is not always enough to convince our spouses, but we can help educate them in these circumstances. DB

            Tougher than most, dumber than the rest. "You can not count the miles until you feel them" TVZ

              The Chicago runner that died due to mitral valve prolapse http://sports.yahoo.com/sa/news?slug=ap-chicagomarathon-runnerdies&prov=ap&type=lgns

              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

              db7


                The Chicago runner that died due to mitral valve prolapse http://sports.yahoo.com/sa/news?slug=ap-chicagomarathon-runnerdies&prov=ap&type=lgns
                That probably caused an abnormal heart rhythm. His condition could have been diagnosed with a regular check up. Sometimes it is missed if the symptoms are minor. DB

                Tougher than most, dumber than the rest. "You can not count the miles until you feel them" TVZ


                Go Pre!

                  Just heard today. Ryan Shay was running with a known issue of enlarged heart or similar. MTA: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071104/SPORTS18/711040741/1001


                  Go Pre!

                    My family fully supports me as well and I am scheduling a full checkup soon and at least once a year. I know people who have died in car accidents - but I drive every day noneltheless. We must live our lives to the fullest and continue to go with the odds. I wish us all well!
                    db7


                      My family fully supports me as well and I am scheduling a full checkup soon and at least once a year. I know people who have died in car accidents - but I drive every day noneltheless. We must live our lives to the fullest and continue to go with the odds. I wish us all well!
                      Part of my job is flying in a helicopter. I feel it is consistantly more safe than driving from Ft Collins to Denver on I-25. DB

                      Tougher than most, dumber than the rest. "You can not count the miles until you feel them" TVZ


                      Go Pre!

                        I agree. I live in fear every day...of the Toronto city driving!


                        Eye Lick Two Rhune

                          Is there not a certain amount of risk in anything that we do? Should I be a hermit and not leave the cave? We have to take some sort of risk everyday, stepping out of bed is usually the first. But for most of us the risks we take are calculated and thought through before we do them. My wife says "if you die running a marathon she will put on my headstone "I told you so"." I know it might sound sadistic but it was said in good humor.

                          ON THE 7th DAY, GOD DID AN EASY 6 "Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher

                          db7


                            My wife says "if you die running a marathon she will put on my headstone "I told you so"." I know it might sound sadistic but it was said in good humor. Thats awsome. DB

                            Tougher than most, dumber than the rest. "You can not count the miles until you feel them" TVZ

                              NOpe, no backlash here. But I think my families knows better. Wink I've already told dh that if I drop dead on a run, that's the way I wanted to go. We all meet our Maker one day, I'm not worried about the day but I 'd rather be running when it's time. Tongue
                              Jennifer mm#1231


                              Go Pre!

                                We all seem to be on the same page. That said, I do plan to be thorough and consistent with health checkups. After all, I have a familial responsibility Smile MTA: I am running tonight. First since resting my knee after the Columbus Marathon 16 days ago! Wish me luck!!!
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