Spotted at the gym:
In order to offset the grim business of death and dying, I like to mix it up a couple of days with fitness in the morning, funeral in the afternoon. The fitness police job starts very early, and there’s a narrow window where there’s no trained medical personnel on staff*. Usually, on those days I’m operating on 3-4 hours of sleep, and I’ve had a premonition that with this early bird crowd, the “Door Rattlers”, that one of my silver foxes would over exert themselves.
Today it happened a little after 6 AM. One of the regulars strolled in half asleep and starting gettin’ sweaty on the stepmill. I saw him fall backward and heard his head thud. Luckily, we had a doctor in the house who also happened to be working out and took control.
The doctor revived him, our patient walked out on his own two feets and admitted he was straight out of bed, no food, no liquids. No good.
Today’s Fitness Tip: Avoid consuming cabbage and fried food before strenuous exercise.
*I am CPR certified and can shock your heart as well as fire a taser.
Barbara Warren, one of the world’s elite endurance athletes in her age group has died after breaking her neck in a bike crash at the Santa Barbara Triathlon. She was 65.
Warren crashed her bike on a downhill road about halfway through the 34-mile cycling section of the race on Saturday.
Warren was paralyzed from the neck down and was breathing with the aid of the ventilator.
Drake said her sister told the family by blinking and nodding that she wanted to die.
“I talked to her and she nodded over and over and over again. She wanted to leave,” Drake said. “No athlete would like to have a life with only their eyes talking.”
Warren won her age group in the 2003 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii. She competed in the race, the world’s top triathlon, 13 times and finished in the top five in her age group eight times.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Misty May-Treanor had one worry when she came through customs on her way to the Beijing Olympics: what if they confiscated her mother’s ashes?
American May-Treanor sprinkled some of her mother Barbara’s ashes on the beach volleyball court in Athens when she and Kerri Walsh won the semi-final and the final and she was determined to do the same in Beijing.
After winning the semi on Tuesday, and finals last night, May-Treanor pulled out a camera film canister and sprinkled some more of the ashes on to the sand in the Chaoyang Park stadium.
“My Dad packed it for me and I was like ‘What if they take it in customs as I go in?’ but it was all fine,” May-Treanor said after the match. “We can’t leave her home alone.”
Meet Mr. Owen Hilton.
WWII Military Vet.
Works out everyday Monday-Friday. He usually starts shooting baskets about 5:30 in the am.
Takes NO medication, except for: A Baby Aspirin Daily.
Mr. Hilton is the only 84 year old gent that I know that doesn’t’ take a zillion pills.
He’s a fine Physical Specimen and a nice guy too.