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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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Seattle Seahawks ,University of Michigan and Chris Turney

“ Character is simply habit long enough continued.”-Plutarch

On January 16, Tony and I interviewed our friend and running partner Chris Turney on “It Has Nothing to Do with Age or Gender.” Chris told us about how his running started at an early age. His running continued In college, and certainly after his college years. His running comrades , at the time, were world-class runners like Dennis Rinde, Jim Howard and others. In the early 1980s, things changed for Chris. At that time, he was introduced to a sport called ride and tie. In fact, he was crewing for his friend Jim Howard’ s team.

Chris was excited and wanted to participate in the sport. However, at the time he did not know how to ride  a horse. Luckily, he had assistance along the way from Dave Poston, Jeff Windenhausen , Pat Browning and others . Chris credits his  ride and tie experience as contributing, to his running improvement. This 2:26 marathoner also ran 50 miles of trail in 5:51. Chris also has two sub 24-hour Western states 100 completions. For more, see our interview :


This past Sunday, Tony, Linda, Nails and I ran the Olmsted loop. Tony then ran back to his home; Linda put Nails in the horse trailer to take him home ; and  I  ran the trails home. I made it back to my home in time to catch the Broncos beating the Patriots. Then, Linda and I went to Lon and  Cheryl’s(along with Chris, Michelle and Rich ) and watched  the 49ers lose to the Seahawks.

So instead of getting to watch Tom Brady New England Patriots’  (former University of Michigan quarterback )compete against Jim Harbaughs' San Francisco 49ers ( former University of Michigan quarterback) in this year’s Super Bowl, I am  disappointed to say, that I’ll watch two other teams compete.

My current project is a book that comprises  mental toughness, bonding and a college football rivalry between the 1969  Michigan Wolverines coached by Bo Schembechler against Woody Hayes, Ohio State Buckeyes. In my book, you’ll learn about Mike Keller an NFL player who  helped build the Seattle Seahawks expansion team. You will  also learn about ex-Seattle Seahawk coach Chuck Knox, who brought  Reggie McKenzie(Buffalo Bills, all Pro) with him to play in Seattle. With Reggie, this expansion team made it to the postseason  for the first time game.

Those former University of Michigan All-Americans are part of the Seattle Seahawk history. In fact, Reggie informed  me that he is rooting for the Seahawks and I am rooting for the Seahawks in this year’s Super Bowl too.

In the meantime, keep moving, laughing, smiling, deep breathing, bonding, and loving and expressing gratitude as I recommend it.


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