“It Has Nothing to Do with Age” is a book about individuals who push themselves to physical extremes and who believe they have defied the aging process. If you are at least 30, 40, 50 years of age, join them in such sports as: theTevis Cup, the Dipsea, the Western States 100, the 100 mile ride and tie, the Hawaiian Ironman, the Molokai to Oahu Outrigger canoe race, and national and international rowing.
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.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
"You will not find poetry
anywhere unless you bring some of it with you." – Joseph Joubert
I am pleased to report that for the past few monthsI haverelatively pain-free during my conditioning trail runs compared to the
last two years. Previously, I was being treated for issues with my
Achilles.Even though I still have some
swelling in my Achilles, It doesn’t seem to bother me. As a result, I increased
my trail running distance from around 50 miles per week to over 60-70 miles per
week. So far so good.
My next scheduled competitive trail run is on New Year’s
Day. The distance for that run is 10 miles. I plan to register for the 50 K Jed
Smith run in February and the 50 K Way Too Cool In March. So within the next 3
to 4 months, I will have a pretty good idea of my running condition.
I have been blessed with my trail running experience.
Mywife Linda accompanies me by riding
her Arabian Nails. Also, I run with Tony about three times per week, and at
times, we are joined by Chris. Another running friend Madhu has recently returned
from India as well. Randall is starting to run again and I hope he joins us
too. It certainly, in my experience, is more enjoyable to run and bewith others doing what you love.
On the other hand, I enjoy at times, the solitude of running
by myself. It is during this alonetime
that I get to think about issues connected to my interviews and my chapters for
my upcoming book on “mental toughness, bonding, Bo-Woody, and the University of
Michigan versus Ohio State University.” Just recently, I was writingmy conclusion to my interview with Reggie
McKenzie. I was incorporating Carl Jung’s idea of the collective unconscious to
explain in part Reggie’s drive for superiority , playing both college and
professional football. While running, I was able, to think moreclearly and put together various ideas in a more coherent
fashion. I’m grateful for having the ability to run with it’s manybenefits.
I just graduated to my 75th year and expect to
run for many more years. I will keep youposted. In the meantime, keep moving, laughing, smiling, bonding, deep
breathing and loving.