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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.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hawaiian Iron Man ,Lew Hollander, Melissa Ribley and Lance Armstrong

"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers."
– Matina Horner


We all know that the Hawaiian iron man is one prestigious event. Some of you may remember that Lance Armstrong was looking forward to competing in that event. Unfortunately, Lance has been barred from that competition. Likely, he would’ve done very well. Let’s take a look at a more positive and respected individual.

That individual is none other than  Lew Hollander . Some of you may not know that the physicist Dr. Hollander is the oldest to have completed this prestigious event. I told his story In Chapter 10 of “It Has Nothing To Do With Age.” He has many accomplishments and considers himself one lucky dude. Some of his story:  “ another example of Lew living a charmed life was during a recent iron man in Hawaii. During the 112 mile bike ride, he realized he was violating one of the rules when he noticed a plug  was missing from one of his handlebars. He didn’t know how this could have happened, but he knew he was going to be disqualified if the officials noticed  at the end of the ride that the handlebar  was  missing a plug. He began to stuff GU wrappers into his handlebar along with tape. Not satisfied with that, he remembered there was a local bike store a couple of miles away. I was having a nervous breakdown; I was so stressed not knowing what to do, remembers Lew. Then a short distance ahead, he noticed a shiny handlebar plug on the ground. He stopped, picked it up and it actually fit; it was a miracle, Lew exclaimed, adding;…... and  miracles continue to happen to me. Just like what Arnold Palmer said, the more I practice the luckier I get.”

Lew was born in 1930. Some of the answers to his success can be found in Chapter 10. In another part of that chapter is the following; “in talking about his Iron man accomplishments, Lew said those goals were for personal ego gratification and that no one else cared. Being a scientist and making a contribution are far more important to him.”  Lew has good values and a realistic life perspective. Keep it up, Lew. He is one amazing fellow.

Linda and I are going to the Olmsted- Coffer Dam trail. I’m going to run and she is going to ride her Arabian horse Nails. I’m lucky too. On the other hand, Tony is not joining us because he’s going to the Humboldt  area to trailer a horse for Debbie.

Today’s TV show features  Melissa Ribley, DVM. She not only vets the Tevis Cup ride, but competes in it as well. Aside from endurance riding, she competes in ride and tie and other running races. I know you’ll enjoy her story.

Remember to keep moving, laughing, smiling, deep breathing, bonding, and loving as it’s good for you.


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