My dad emailed me this article and I thought it was
really interesting, so I thought I would share it. It’s a little long, but it’s
a great read.
When his running coach implored him to take rest days,
Bill Carr didn’t listen. Slated to run a 100-mile ultramarathon this month, the
36-year-old cranked up his workouts over the summer, running more and harder
miles than his coach recommended.
Running coach Julie Fingar
guides Bill Carr, who ran too much and injured his ankle, in drills at a Twin
Rocks trail near Folsom Lake in Granite Bay, Calif.
Now that we are on the eve of 2011 (literally), it is time to start
planning out what I want to accomplish next year.
I remember my first “real” New Years resolution. It was for the year 2007
and I vowed to give up soda for the rest of my life. This might not sound like
a big deal, but for me at that time, it was a massive accomplishment!
When I was in junior high and high school, my normal breakfast was a bag of
Doritos, a pack of pop tarts, and a Sunkist. Sometimes the pop tarts were
exchanged for a cookie, but the Sunkist was essential. Back in the day, I
probably had at least 3-4 a day MINIMUM. My addiction to soda started in around
7th grade, but lasted until I started eating healthier at some point during
senior year of high school.
Since that day, I have not had a single drop of soda (regular and diet).
The first few weeks were tough, but once February rolled around, I did not even
think about it. Actually, right now I think soda is pretty disgusting and you
could not pay me to drink it. Actually, it depends on how much you are paying