SSR Curt Christiansen’s Happier, Healthier Me: Week Thirty-Six

by | Sep 5, 2014 | Blog, What's New | 1 comment |

Tomorrow is the last race of the Ten Sisters race series for this summer. The series will conclude with the Barry P. Lister Bottle and Cork 10 Miler and 5K in Dewey Beach. Kim and I are signed up to do the 10 miler and we are sweating it. We haven?t done more than a 10K since the Spring.

My cousin Art messaged me this week. He has been following my posts and said I should talk to his son Charles because he is preparing for a 100 mile race next weekend in Colorado.

Excuse me? Hey Artie, your finger must have slipped buddy! You added an extra 0 on there by mistake! You said 100 miles (chuckle), we are talking about sweating 10 milers here!

Nope???no finger slip, 100 miles.

Somehow I don?t associate 100 miles with running races. I relate it more to articles in travel magazines like ?Ten Great Day Trips Less than 100 Miles from D.C. by Car? or something like that.

I can?t imagine putting on my running shoes on a Saturday morning and saying to Kim:

?Hey honey, I am going to RUN over to my mother?s, don?t wait up?

I live in Herndon Virginia.

My mother lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Next Friday, my cousin?s son Charles will participate in the Run Rabbit Run in Steamboat Springs Colorado and run 100 miles. The following is from the Run Rabbit Run website:

These are not beginner?s runs. The uphills and downhills are fairly steep. You?ll spend a lot of time at an altitude of nearly two miles. There may be snow, rain, sleet, wind, or then again, it may be hot. Please do not try to run this course if you?re not completely prepared.

No kidding!

We love the running community out here at the beach. We ran into some old friends and expanded our cast of characters more. We saw Ambrosia Mike; and Joey Noodles, who is from New York City and comes to Rehoboth every weekend; and Leo who we met at the Irish Eyes race in Lewes in June.

And then there is 72 year old Doug White. Doug decided 41 years ago he wanted to run the Boston Marathon and hasn?t stopped since. He has run 41 consecutive Boston Marathons. He was planning to stop at 40 but with the tragedy of last year?s race, had to go back.

“Last year was just not the time to end my streak,” he said. “It just wasn’t right.?

Amazing.

One hundred mile races?

Forty one consecutive Boston Marathons?

And Kim and I are trying to figure out if we should opt out of the 10 miler and just run the 5K?

Dictionary.com defines ?wimpish? as an adjective that means ?Having the traits of a wimp; soft; weak?

What?s it going to be, wimps?

I guess we will find out tomorrow.

Curt Christiansen
Chief Operating Officer
Sport and Spine Rehab
[email protected]

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Doug White In a shirt commemorating his 40th

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Wimps?

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Charles Martelli prepping to run 100 miles!

 

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