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There Is No Normal

This post originally appeared on pdxkcm.com on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 under the title “Wellness”.

Just before I got out of the shower this morning my wife opened the door and made a dispiriting announcement:

“Seth just threw up.” (Seth is our son.)

Illness comes every now and then, it’s a fact of life.  The stomach flu is different.  I would  gladly endure ten colds if it meant I could avoid one twenty-four hour, gut-wrenching marathon of nausea, feverish and sleepless dreams, and intermittent dashes to the bathroom.

You can stream the narration audio below or download it here.

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Illness, Allergies, and Endings

I’ve been avoiding this post for a long time. Given that my last post was all about failure, I wanted to offset it with a post full of good news and stunning accomplishments.

This isn’t that post. The short version is that last year did not go well; once again, illness interrupted my plans. This time, it might be permanent.

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0 Steps and Starting Over

It’s official: I failed.

My earliest recorded data point for Walking to Fuji was on Sunday, September 21st, 2008. I walked six miles on the treadmill that day. I wasn’t using a pedometer yet so I don’t know how many steps I took. My last recorded entry was on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Between those two dates I should have walked just under 2,700 miles.

I logged a total of 633.

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