Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Inspiring link

Ugh, I have been much too sick to exercise, very glum and with much worrying about the work and training I am missing! LUNG AILMENT!!!!

However I have just read an inspiring piece about a runner with infinitely more serious medical problems than mine, which cheered me up enough to follow a link from Fe-lady's blog to the Water World Swim website.

I have been having a huge yen to do that Alcatraz swim, but had not realized that one can do it fairly regularly (as opposed to only under organized race conditions) - I have an invitation to read at a series out there - now I just need to coordinate dates (it even looks like they both hew to the second-Saturday-of-the-month rule!) and then see if I can find some university that would like me to give a talk and will actually pay my way out! Hmmmm, that's one to ponder - but it might be worth going on my own dime just for the swim and the reading...

4 comments:

Spokane Al said...

Wow - what a story! That lady and her challenges takes my breath away.

Brent Buckner said...

Psst.
Book readings/signings may have favourable tax implications....

Danielle in Iowa said...

Is Brent a tax nerd? Is that why he lives in the Caymans? Isn't that like a cliche tax haven?

Wendy said...

Very nice run bit!

Alcatraz!