Re: Title of "Captain"
- From: "Wilbur Hubbard" <wilburhubbard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:59:26 -0400
"Vic Smith" <thismailautodeleted@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:55:17 GMT, Jere Lull <jerelull@xxxxxxx> wrote:
But what are you doing writing at this ungodly hour of the morning?
It's not even dawn-o'clock! I have an excuse as I've got a newsletter
that *must* go out a few hours from now.
My wife gets up at 4:15 every morning to prepare for work, and
sometimes I get up with her if I stir enough to smell the coffee.
But in this case I was up all night playing a video game, and checked
here when I tired of it. I'm retired and have no "hours."
So coffee makes anything possible.
It's nice to be retired but don't make the mistake of having nothing
interesting (and video games don't qualify) enough to give your life some
structure and meaning.
A large part of any retired man's life should be an activity that keeps him
in prime physical condition. Sailing is OK for passing the time but it is
not physical enough to keep a retired person in decent shape. You need to be
running, swimming, cycling, hiking, climbing or some other activity that
burns two or three thousand calories a day. Otherwise you're going to get
fat, you will get diseases like diabetes and hypertension associated with
fat and you will feel and look old and die young.
Don't let your retirement kill you. Get off your lazy, worthless, video
gaming arse and get in shape.
I speak from experience. I am an example of which I speak. Just did a
personal best last week-end in a 40K Individual Time Trial (cycling) of 62
minutes, 34.45 seconds. Did a personal best in a 16K ITT last month of 23
minutes 42.16 sec. Combine the racing with training 200-300 miles a week.
(over 11,000 miles total last year and on the same pace this year) and you
will feel years younger both physically and mentally.
If you don't use it you'll lose it. Now, get with the program, dude!
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