Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another marathoner dies of sudden cardiac death

This one in Dallas.


But get this idiot blogger questioning the health benefits of exercise:
Did being an athlete prolong his life? Or somehow short-circuit it?
I finished three marathons last millennium and fancied trying another last year until I got busy taking on a new job and dropping a wife.
Stories like this always make me stop and ponder:
A. Do we actually increase our life span by working out and eating healthy and not smoking?
B. Or will fate/destiny/God simply take us when it's time, regardless of our lifestyle?

Denver Post covers barefoot running

Check it out.

Monday, March 15, 2010


The weather is warming up and I am resuming my barefoot (well actually, I'm wearing socks, the cement is still pretty cold) running.

It feels good, I had started to feel some inkling of my plantar's sneaking up again and a few quarters of barefeet have banished that.

This week I'm going to FLA so I hope to put some real bare feet miles in.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Feburary went well. I met my goal so I should be happy but March has been beset with illness and the wife going out of town, both of which have put me behind. It will be a stretch to get back on target for March. Interesting, last year March was my worst month also. Trend?