Saturday, July 12, 2008

King Of The Road

I haven't tossed out blogging about running.

Check out this San Diego Union-Tribune article about two ultra marathoners.

One of them came back after surgery.

Pain, Pleasure to the Extreme -- Two local competitors are the favorites to win ultramarathon torture test in Death Valley by Don Norcross

No, I have absolutely no aspirations to run an ultra marathon, however, Akos Konya returned to running 2 years after surgery, and that gives me a lot of hope.

"Running at a hard pace exacted a toll on Konya, and in 2001 he underwent surgery on his left knee. He said he didn't run for two years. Then one day he was in his Oceanside apartment, bored, and headed out for a three-mile jog. Running at a leisurely, nine-minute pace, his knee didn't hurt. Thus, an ultramarathoner was born."

On the blogging about food side, I made ice tea out Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice herbal tea. I can't recall if the grandkid has EVER had tea, other than hot chamomile tea when he's been sick with a sour stomach. Today he couldn't get enough of the MOS herbal iced tea. Since we've sort of quit buying sodas and began drinking more water, I suppose this was a treat for him.

Yesterday's song:

You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure - Funkadelic


Photo by CRISSY PASCUAL / Union-Tribune


simplypink said...

I'm not a tea drinker, but I will occasionally pick up a box of Celestial Seasonings. I like the flavor variety boxes.

As for the song, Roger Miller came to mind, but I think it's another guy.

leslie said...

Great article, Irene!
I have no idea who sang the song, but I know ALL THE WORDS!!!

Can't wait till we can run together someday. I KNOW it will happen because we will make it happen!

barbie2be said...

ultramarathon? um...eiw ick!

Irene said...

I went through a major tea phase in college, and I still feel the need to have 15 boxes of teas in my cupboard... Winner!

Deal! I'm looking forward to it!

They said I was nuts for the marathon thing. I think I'll pass on the ultra marathon thing. I'm not THAT dedicated. ;)