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Here's a retro shot of master competitor looking calm and collected at the 2002 Mohican 100 mile.  All giggles at the Horse Farm checkpoint about 33 miles into the race.

Those were the days, my friend.  I went on to a casual 25:31 finish that year, then went home and mowed the lawn.

That was then, this is now.  I'm doctoring on this pulled thing in my side, but all is going well.  Went to see my physician this past Wednesday and got the cure...well, sort of.  We talked of anti-inflammatory medication and I came away with a script for some Cox-2 Inhibitor stuff...not the sort of meds you want to ingest for long periods, but on this day I needed a major bump and got it.

So, it's anti-inflammatories, a nightly ultrasound session using my Dragon Ice with MSM as the skin conductor and also a bit of DMSO...this stuff is better known as horse lineament that made monkeys go crazy. Google it sometime.

So the pain is almost gone, but I parked running for a few weeks and have been hammering on the fitness bike.  Did a loop around our new state-of-the-art high school this morning, right during rush hour.  Made some ballsy moves - shot the gap in traffic several times.  It's a big rush and then old guys like me wonder why we just made a idiot move like that...guess because we still can.

Got home and pulled out the Tanika scale.  Per instructions in Hirschmann and Munter's "Overcoming Overeating" I have not been a slave to the scale; instead am attempting to adhere to demand feeding and allowing my body to find its natural weight.  But today curiosity was getting the best of me so I stepped on:

165.5 pounds
6% body fat

Good grief, that's 1984 Tommy Terrific triathlon training stats. Ladies and gentlemen, I can work with those digits.  The platform is being constructed.  I think a major comeback is in order.

What was before, can be again.  Let's ramp it up and race!


  1. Wow, with stats like that you'll be right back to those Horse Farm days in no time (especially with the DMSO).


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