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.
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Photo by CRISSY PASCUAL / Union-Tribune