Saturday, November 04, 2006

Go governor

Finally, a "political" story that I can get behind. On many of the news shows this morning, I saw an interview with Governor Mike Huckabee from Arkansas. Instead of the typical partisian politics and talking points, the governor talked about running the New York City marathon this weekend. (New York Newsday)
Huckabee, who lost more than 100 pounds after being diagnosed with diabetes, has run in three marathons in the last 18 months, with his time improving to 4:26:05 this March in his second Little Rock Marathon.
He talked about how he was able to lose the weight and train for marathons despite sometimes working 16-20 hour days. He said that even with his scheduled speeches and other responsibilities being governor, just put on your own schedule what you think is important -- like exercise.

The story really inspires me. His "before" and "after" pictures are fairly impressive. I guess it would be with more than 100 pounds. Maybe I can use some of his tips in my own life. Good luck Governor Mike!


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Scott Stambler said...

heya doc A

at our old house there was a man who walked every morning. he has to be 78 plus. he looks pained when he walks. he says hello to nobody. he just walks. only while he walks he has his hand on his heart like something is gonna explode. it's mesmerizing and painful to watch him. but walk he did. i began theorizing that if he stopped walking the world would stop spinning. finally i got a little scoop from one of the neighbors. He was a a retired doctor who had gained so much weight that he began to do something about it. hence our walker. Other friends who were comedy writers used to joke about him. Because the walker sottped for no one. So my friend David (the writer) said he was going to do an intervention. He'd run into the street with a dozen crispy creme donuts.

we moved out of the neighborhood a couple of years ago. last week on my way to work i drove thru the area. And there he was, still keeping the world on axis.

is there a moral here? i don't know. it was nice to see the grumpy walker.

The Domesticator said...

Wow..and I just have a hard enough time getting to the gym for an hour a few times a week. Makes me feel a tad bit silly with all the excuses I make. After all, we all have the same 24 hours in the day, right? It is all about dedication and attitude. I could use a little improvement in both venues! :)