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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 22, 2013

Rusty Toth, Tevis Cup, Suzane Hedgecock,Haggin Cup 2013

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
– George Orwell


Last Thursday’s TV show with Merv Pyorre was fun to say the least. This man, although you would not know it, could not speak English when he initially  entered school in the Fort Bragg area. He was part of a close net family with origins from Finland. His father was called “ Vinegar Slim” and introduced and prepared him for the love of the outdoors. To make a long story short, it was of no surprise that Merv competed in ride and  tie, endurance and the  Tevis Cup. He told one story about the difficulty of that one ride and tie that started at Forest Hill. In fact he said that was his toughest competition.

On Friday, Linda rode Nails and I ran the trails. From start to finish,  we were out for about three hours. Part of that time, was stopping at Chris and  Michele’s for ice and water. I got my heat training  that day.

Saturday, former Dallas Cowboy Mike Keller joined us as we spent our morning at Robinson Flat. Although Mike knew about the Tevis, this was his first encounter of this historic event . Mike informed me that he’s taking this event off of his bucket list. He was first introduced to quarter horses by his Cowboy teammate bronco busting  Walt Garrison. He also told me about his trail rides in the Bay Area, especially riding up to the top of Mount Diablo. At the moment, he is looking for another horse.

 In Mike’s car trunk, I saw a set of golf clubs. He told me he used to have a handicap of 2 and that he has won a couple of pro-amateur golf events. Look out Tiger Woods. Unfortunately, Tiger faded somewhat in the last day of that Open in Scotland.

It was good to see smiling faces during the day and good-looking equines.  Not to be forgotten, Tony was wearing his “Elite” hat  answering questions from the overflowing and his  cheering crowd. After leaving Robinson Flat, a group of us, including Steve Elliott had lunch at Warton’s in Forest Hill. It was a good way to end this early afternoon with friends.

Congratulations go to  Rusty Toth  for winning this years Tevis and Suzane Hedgecock & Julio  for winning the prized Haggin Cup.  Over 160 riders started the ride and 75, finished. It’s one tough ride.

Sunday, our running group consisted of Chris Turney, Tony and I .Remember, to keep moving, laughing, smiling and deep breathing.


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