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March 08, 2008

Why Living The AoS Lifestyle May Be Good For You [eddiebear]

Despite my appearance, I love to exercise. The endorphins I feel after a 5k or 10k run or an hour of yoga beat almost anything else out there, save sex. And since I am married, and we have a very active toddler running around the house who DOESN"T LIKE TO SLEEP, that aspect of life is a distant memory. Add to it the fact I don't smoke, eat fairly healthy, limit my booze intake to my "blogging hours", when the rest of the house is asleep, I should live forever, right?

Well, maybe. Maybe not. I am starting to get the impression that while certain lifestyle choices may speed up an early demise, genetics plays a key role. Why do I say that?

Here is why. This guy is 101 and plans to run a marathon. And how does he plan on handling himself after the race?

Martin, who had 17 children and returned to work at the age of 99 saying he was bored after two years of retirement, would beat the previous record for world's oldest marathon runner by eight years.

"If I finish, I'll do what I always do and have a pint and a fag[cigarette]," he said. "People ask what is my secret but I haven't got one. They say fags [cigarettes]and booze are bad for you -- but I'm still here, aren't I?"

Well said, sir. Well said. Looks as though smoking didn't hurt this chap. And knowing my luck, I'll drop over tomorrow, and this old bastard will live another five years.


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