I wanna lead today’s note with this…
â€œEvery man should be able to save his own life. He should be able to swim far enough, run fast and long enough to save his life in case of emergency and necessity. He also should be able to chin himself a reasonable number of times, as well as to dip a number of times, and he should be able to jump a reasonable height and distance.â€ (Liederman, Endurance)
Now when most people read this
they think to themselves… ahh, this will never happen
to me. I won’t be dumb enough to put me in
Or at least that’s how they rationalize
their way out of getting healthy and fit.
Well, ask the few folks who lost their
lives in 911 ’cause they were too gassed to
climb down the stairs of the World Trade Center to safety.
They not only gave up on themselves but their
kids and their families.
So you just never know.
Well, last night I found myself in one of those moment Liederman warned about.
I went for a walk but wanted
a more intense, heart pumping
workout, so I grabbed the nearest ten pound metal
dumb bells.Â And boy was this dumb I’d later
When I walked through the front door and out
into the dark night, something in the air
The air was thick and heavy.
I thought nothing of it and began to
exercise walking down the sidewalk.
I got a 1/4 way into my normal trek and it started to sprinkle.
No big deal I said to myself a little refreshing
Then a little more rain. By this time I was about 2.75 miles
from the abode. And a little more.Â Eventually the heavens opened up
and it turned into a down pour.
By this time I thought, “Yeah, might want to
start headin’ back.” A white flash that lit up the Sylvania Sky
Whats wrong with this picture, I’m holding a ten pound metal dumb bell.
All I could think about was what Earl said in the passage above
and the headlines reading in the morning paper, “Man Found Dead
in Lightning Storm Holding Metal Weights.”
Thanks to being in shape and Triple Your Endurance,
I sprinted 2.5 miles in a downpour, hauling weights, while
lightning danced around me.
If you ever think you will never be in a situation where you
need to use your strength and endurance, think again.
This could be the difference between life and death.
Luckily, I assembled some tips and techniques to
get you well on your way to increase energy to get out of any sticky situation…check it out here:
You just never know, this could be what keeps you around
a long, long time.
A dry, healthy and happy,