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You are The Winner

October 29, 2012
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The Winner is a song by Bobby Bare that provides an unusual perspective on winning. I just listened to it while I was exercising. The moral goes something like this: “Winning isn’t everything, sometimes it isn’t even fun or healthy.” You can listen to the first minute and 20 seconds on ITunes for free. You might want to download it for 99 cents. It reminded by of dislocating my shoulder on the trampoline back in college. It was so bad …

Older Pole Walkers and Marathoners

October 14, 2012
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  Since I started speaking to different groups in the last year, I’ve met a number of people who are exercising into their later years.  One man was still running several marathons a year at the age of 67.  He weighed only 135 pounds, with a very positive ratio of muscular strength to body weight. Another guy, at 81, kept talking about “pole walking” until I began to develop hearing loss from overuse of my ears.  He loved it, and …