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It Has Nothing To Do With Age provides self-help principles. The inspirational stories give concrete illustrations of overcoming many of life's challenges. Difficulties pertaining to depression, grief, divorce, and death are presented and worked through by the participants. Physical impairments, injuries, overcoming issues with weight, alcohol, and nicotine are also dealt with and resolved by the athletes.

This book provides a model on how to overcome some of the difficulties that confront all of us . Further, this read sheds a beacon of light on preventive measures for good physical and mental health. Research demonstrates that exercise is an important component in treating such ailments and debilitating illness such as depression, stroke, heart disease, brain or cognitive malfunction,and Alzheimer's disease.

I suggest that proper exercise can be used as a preventive measure for psychological, cognitive, and physical health as well. Follow my prescription and lead a better, more fulfilling, and healthier life.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lew Hollander and the Hawaiian Ironman andJeremy Reynolds Tevis

"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."– Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Well stated Pyotr. Inspiration, passion, creativity have a common thread. All are connected with hard work follow through, and completion.

Way to go Lew Hollander. By completing the Hawaiian Iron man, Lew, the only one in his age group to finish, became the oldest finisher in this illustrious event. Incidentally, he is 81 years young. No matter how you look at it, his accomplishment is quite impressive. He swam 2.2 miles, rode a bike for 110 miles, and ran 26.2 miles within 17 hours on the big island.

Lew has physical and mental strength, drive, discipline, know how, and tenacity to deal with this momentous task. One might wonder and marvel at his success in this event. I believe this is his 23rd completion out of 23 starts. He is batting at 100%. No one can do better than that.

How does he do it? His genetic structure likely accounts for roughly a third of his success. The rest has to do with his upbringing, life experiences, intelligence, relationships, and his thinking process. Another way to put it is that he has the ego strength to succeed. A glimpse into his thinking is as follows:

2. Go hard, live long.
3. Go anaerobic every day.
4. Eat well,fruits and vegetables with abundant supplements
5. Set your plans well in advance and have achievable goals.

6. Have a stress free relationship.
7. Keep socially active and interested in life and its challenges.

8. There are no fat old people so watch your calorie intake.
Well said Lew.  As you can see, he is very active and employs anaerobic exercise,  focused, goal oriented,  socially oriented,  other focused, eats well, and is involved both physically and mentally.  Hats off to him with this super accomplishment.  Well done my friend.

Jeremy Reynolds, a previous Tevis winner, ultra runner, and ride and tie competitor came in first in this year’s Tevis event, followed by Michael Shackelfords oldest daughter, Rachel.  Well done.  Although Tom Christofk did not ride, his horse came in 10th. Way to go finishers.
Read more about my friends in “It Has Nothing To Do With Age “.


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