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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, July 1, 2013

Meghan Arbogast,Timothy Olson,Pam Smith and Western States 100

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
– Mahatma Gandhi

Last Thursday was a real treat, as Tony and I had Meghan Arbogast as our guest. Meghan, age 52, has entered this year’s running of the Western States 100 mile endurance run. She is quite the competitor and a truly outstanding runner. Meghan talked about her childhood and the early influences of both of her parents. She also talked about the difficulties she had with her husband’s Brian illness that led to his death in 2010. She was open, friendly and revealed her pain.

As far as this year’s run is concerned, she’s shooting for 18 hours and of course would like to win in the female field. She claims she runs well in the heat and believes she’s well prepared for the run. As we talked, we acknowledged the triple digit temperatures with high humidity. Tony and I wished her luck on Saturday.

On Friday, my computer crashed after running with Chris Turney. Chris and I ran Saturday morning as well. During the day, Linda and I followed Meghan’s progress with updates from Tony. He was at Michigan Bluff and Forest Hill, encouraging her.

Linda and I went down to the aid station at the 85 mile marker. There I met up again with Margaret Branick-Abilla the Aid Captain. I had met Margret earlier at the Memorial Day Western States training run. We were expecting Meghan around 9:00 PM or so. Sure enough, there she was. However, minutes before, I began talking to a runner that came in before Meghan. As it turned out it was Dan Barger. Dan, I had met in 1997 at Quicksilver, my first ride and tie event. It was probably 14 or 15 years ago that I last talked with him. I wished him luck and he was off.

It was good to see Meghan.  Although it was dark, she looked good. On Sunday, I was pleased to see that she finished. She was the fourth female and came in 18th place overall. We did not go to the Sunday awards as I was involved in computer stuff.

Timothy Olson was the winner and

Pam Smith was the first female. And on Sunday, Chris and I, before our run, saw Margaret leaving the aid station. She was there from 2:00 P.M. Saturday to 8:10 A.M. Sunday. Good job you all.

Don’t forget to watch Meghan’s interview as she went into considerable depth, as far as training was concerned. In any event, keep moving, laughing, smiling and deep  breathing . They are all keys to success.


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