April 3, 2009

Justification

Yesterday, I saved my hotel copy of USA Today. I saved it mostly for the crossword (finished it too – yay!), which is one of my favorite activities between pushback from the gate and cruising altitude when I can’t use my laptop, but one story caught my eye:

Triathlons Pose a Greater Health Risk Than Marathons

Clearly the only reason I didn’t end up training for the half-Ironman while I was unemployed is because I’m a smart cookie and knew this story was coming.

However, if I did die in a triathlon, I would set a record as the youngest person to do so. Gotta look on the bright side!

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11 thoughts on “Justification”

  1. Reminds me of when people tell me that people die running marathons. People sitting on the couch all day eating chips is a much better option…

  2. I read an article about this in the NYT a while back…I can’t remember exactly what I read (don’t I sound smart! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) but I remember thinking there wasn’t THAT much need to worry…:)

  3. Just found your blog…I too struggle with the cocktails and running. Got a great 16 miler in yesterday, then rewarded myself with Chimays all night.

  4. I’ll never forget sitting in a health benefits Q&A back in corporate hell when a mother of five proclaimed that she should get a discount because “it’s not like she drinks or runs marathons or anything.”

    I found it funny sitting in the back barking “but I do.. so what of it?”

    Then they announced my plan is $120/year cheaper than last year LOL

  5. Ha – we travelers are sooo a like…. I tore out that article (small one – 4″ tops?) to remember to post about it on my blog soon too. Look for a late in the week post from me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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