Weird Predictions That Came True. When Billy Mills was twelve his cousin predicted Billy would “do something famous in sports.” Billy wasn’t athletic and thought his cousin was teasing. “No,” his cousin explained, “I read a lot of books about athletes and all the athletes I read about are either poor, orphaned, or people make fun of them; and Billy, all three of those things happened to you!” Fourteen years later Billy Mills would unexpectedly win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
I found this fun fact researching Do You Know Who Billy Mills Is?
Another funny prediction occurred in my junior high yearbook. My class’s Last Will and Testament donated me and another student to IBM. I guess our math skills were considered computer-like. I forgot about it until a friend showed it to me when I started my first job after college — working for IBM.
Labradors licking and wagging their tails
Friends never shy about asking, “What ails?”
Skies filled with color, at morning or night
Dawn’s early breaking full of promise and light
Walking or running, a breeze on my face,
Coming back home to family’s embrace.
The sound of the ocean, a day at the shore
It’s almost dark, but the kids call for more.
Paddling a kayak, gliding along,
Enjoying the quiet or singing a song,
The view from a mountain, a waterfall’s roar
These are all things I simply adore!
Can you write your gratitude list in rhyme? Try it. It’s fun.
I don’t know if you’ve ever done this — started an exercise habit, paid more attention to what you are eating, felt proud of yourself and then stepped on the scale to see if what you’ve done is paying off.
Stop right there.
Why are we looking to a scale…
I didn’t intend for the excerpts of your comments to misrepresent your entire comment. I did read your comment (and everyone else’s) in entirety more than once.
I definitely thought that you, as most folks, would consider a marathon extreme. And yes, I recognize that you do support people who push their bodies. I have read your articles about moving heavy logs and the joys of physical labor.
When I am talking about gloating, it is in reference to David’s original premise that people performing at that level are making a point of publicizing it in some way or lording it over others. I really don’t think that’s so.
Silly me, I thought people might like 80-year-old marathoners. But a recent article by David Martin — Spare Me Your Stellar Health. I’m tired of hearing from 80-year-old marathoners, opened my eyes.
Martin said he is “annoyed” by a “small group of critics” who respond when he writes about declining…
Quickly, this was my experience traveling in Milan and Rome Italy in December 2021. Please remember that travel and Covid regulations change quickly.
My husband had a business request to go to Milan for 3 days, so his plane ticket and motel there would be paid for. He had been…
The woman in the photo isn’t me, but she could be if I was blond and a couple decades younger. Like her, I have exercised, then nearly naked, stepped on a bathroom scale with trepidation.
What will it say?
Have I done enough? I want some validation of my efforts.