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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, June 24, 2013

Craig Thornley,Electrolytes,San Lorenzo Run and Ghirardelli Chocolate

"In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."– Bertrand Russell

Tony and I had a good time with Craig Thornley last Thursday’s guest on our TV show. Craig, at 49 years of age, appears to be a good fit for race director for the Western States 100 mile endurance run. He has previous administrative experience with the ski border patrol as well as race director run experience. In addition he’s a fierce competitor and an elite runner.
Craig talked about moving up to the foothills, as a kid, from the Bay Area and loving his relocation. He told us about one of his more difficult Western States experiences. He also mentioned research by Dr. Marty Hoffman regarding additional salt intake. He said he has reduced his salt intake on his training runs but hasn’t bought into the research regarding his long ultra events.
I was curious about his input regarding electrolytes. The information was timely as Tony and I had entered the 30 km run in the Santa Cruz Mountains Saturday. This run was called the San Lorenzo Trail run. Essentially, there was not a whole lot of level or flat running during this event. Aside from the numerous ups and downs, we also had to cross the San Lorenzo River twice. The weather was perfect and I, for the first time in a long time, did not take any salt tablets during the event. I relied on my electrolyte drink. I didn’t experience cramps during the run and was pleased.

 Just prior to the last downhill to the finish, I came across one runner who had his shoe off. His running partner said that he cramped up. I didn’t stop to inform that runner of Marty Hoffman’s research regarding electrolytes. I thought it instead. For more information, I suggest you watch last Thursday’s TV program.
Prior to Saturday’s running event, we met our host Steve. Steve is a former runner, six top 10 Tevis completions, and three third-place finishes in the ride and tie world championship .he has many wonderful and humorous stories and currently hunts with his prize falcon. We were treated to see the falcon devour his dinner. This bird knows how to eat. We also saw his speedy pigeons do their thing as well. Hopefully, Steve will be a participant on our TV show.
To top off our weekend, we stopped at the Ghirardelli chocolate factory for ice cream delights. On the way home, Debbie agreed with Tony “you deserved it.” I wouldn’t go so far as saying we deserved having an ice cream treat, however I would say it was a fitting and appropriate. I can’t think of a better reward can you? It sure beat my second-place finish on the run. I won’t talk for Tony as he got a first-place finish.
In any event, keep moving, laughing, smiling and deep breathing.


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