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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 17, 2013

Mark Falcone,Tim Twietmeyer,John Muir and Western States 100

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."– Helen Keller

Last Thursday’s TV show with Mark Falcone and Tim Twietmeyer was fun. I learned that Mark was a Boy Scout and credited that organization highly for his love of nature. He also enthusiastically talked about hiking the John Muir Trail for some 225 miles with his wife Tracy. He gave suggestions and ideas for new and potential hikers. He enjoyed his TV appearance thoroughly and volunteered suggestions for other guests to consider.
Tim was his usual, humble self. He talked about his love for all sports as well as his competitive and sports minded family. He also talked a little bit about his Western States strategy which included not burning himself out, keeping hydrated, eating properly, fast walking when tired and listening to his body. He added” once I got to Forest Hill, I knew I just had seven more hours.” one of his more challenging victories at the Western States run was in 1995. He raced against Ann Trason and the Tarahumara Indians. He mentioned that because of their (Indians) reputation he wanted to beat them and he did. Check out the TV link on this blog.
Linda, her Arab Nails and I spent about three hours on the trail Friday. Saturday, Linda and I (not Nails) joined Tony and Debbie at Folsom Lake where we experimented with different kayaks. Linda found one that she liked and is considering getting a new kayak. After leaving the Aquatic Center at Folsom Lake, Tony couldn’t resist and stopped at Baskin Robbins on the way home.
Sunday, Tony, Chris Turney and I ran a tapering run on the trail. We met Bette Smith a WS 100 entrant.  Tony and I are tapering for our 30 K., the San Lorenzo, in the Santa Cruz Mountains this coming Saturday. Monday, Chris is planning on joining us for another tapering run.
Craig Thornley the new race director for Western States 100 is our scheduled TV guest on Thursday, June 20.
Don’t forget to keep moving, smiling, laughing and deep breathing
.To be continued


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