December 28, 2006 at 12:47 pm
Sometimes I think I’ve become a fitness nut because I never go more than a day without exercising. But then I read about people like this and realize I am only a tiny pistachio in comparison to a Brazil nut. Dean Karnazes recently ran 50 marathons in 50 days in each of the 50 states, and then ran home across the country.
The best part is that on race days he gets to eat about 9000 calories, scarfing down éclairs and scheduling a rendezvous with a pizza delivery man on the race route. If you worked at a pizza place, would you believe that type of order wasn’t a crank call? “Yes, I need an extra-large with the works. Meet me at the corner of 10th and Elm around noonish. I’ll be the sweaty guy in gym shorts blitzing by. Don’t be late!” That sounds about as believable as filling an order for Seymour Butts.
When he gets blisters, he puts superglue on them. My question is, how do you get the superglue off? I’m all for physical fitness, but isn’t there a point where physical fitness becomes physical abuse? It’s inspiring to see people pushing the limits of the human body, but this kind of exertion is never something I would do. However, people can do whatever they want with their bodies, be it pierce their scrotum or run farther than the human body was designed to. So more power to you Dean, but I think I’ll stick to my 5K a day.
Earlier: And now begins the sugar crash
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