Can You Imagine Being A FitOldDog? The Power Of Imagination Is Remarkable.

Can You Imagine Being A FitOldDog? The Power Of Imagination Is Remarkable.

"Facts and ideas are dead in themselves and it is the imagination that gives life to them." W.I.B. Beverage, cited by Maria Popova. "The miracle isn't that I finished [or didn't, in FitOldDog's case!]. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." John Bingham. Don't underestimate the power of imagination, and the value of inspiration from others. In fact, I read inspiring stories everyday, on Facebook, where ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Warning: Ebola Could Wipe Out Two-Thirds Of The Human Race – Raise Awareness But Don’t Panic!

FitOldDog's Warning: Ebola Could Wipe Out Two-Thirds Of The Human Race - Raise Awareness But Don't Panic!

"Time has obscured the observations of many veterinary clinicians and researchers throughout the world who sensed the presence of a new disease when CPV-2 first made its appearance in 1978 [1976 in Europe] and then, within 1-2 years, spread worldwide." Carmichael, 2005. As a veterinarian with a clear memory of the spread of this new disease in dogs, canine parvovirus-2, and it's lethal impact, before a vaccination ... Read more

Could Willy Loman Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities?

Could Willy Loman Turn Setbacks Into Opportunities?

Hi folks, welcome! Sometimes I feel like a young man trapped in an old man's body, as I deal with the challenges of training, especially when it comes to running. So, can I turn setbacks into opportunities? As I struggle to get my training back on track, and deal with the challenges of WordPress locking up all the time, I decided that I needed to read a good book. I chose a an uplifting and cheerful play, ... Read more

Are You More Driven By Fear As You Approach Old Age, Or By Inspiration?

 Are You More Driven By Fear As You Approach Old Age, Or By Inspiration?

“The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address" History Matters. Hi folks, welcome! I'm scared of heights and poverty, I don't seem to be anxious about aging or dying, particularly, but I am frightened of  not living my life to the full, which can be a living death and a terrible waste. From time to time I reflect on the role that fear plays in my life, and Brian Germain's ... Read more

FitOldDog Is Pleased To Achieve Ironman All World Athlete Status, But He Wishes He Was Running In The Boston Marathon Today With Jeff

Interesting vignettes told by Jeff, at Fleet Feet, Carrboro, NC, USA, and paraphrased here by FitOldDog: "I had a really bad case of plantar fasciitis one year, but I was entered in a 100-mile running race so I ran it anyway. It was hell for the first 60 miles, then the pain in my feet vanished, and it never came back." [FitOldDog: How about that for a cure for plantar fasciitis?]. "I bought some new socks, ... Read more

Some Secrets Of Successful Aging

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill. Hi folks, welcome! When aging can be such a pain in the butt, what is successful aging? One answer is, attitude! As you live your life you are building the road map of your reality. You can create a happy, positive world in your head, or a miserable, negative one. It's up to you, almost irrespective of your ... Read more

A FitOldDog Happiness Interview – Steve Of Outlaw Hot Dogs

Hi folks! Just a brief video for your viewing pleasure, as I explore the world around me! Thank you Steve for a great hot dog, that Willbe also enjoyed, and for your interesting commentary on life and happiness, while the crossing beeped and people milled around. Yes! I know hot dogs aren't Paleo, but one has to live the American Dream! -k @FitOldDog   ... Read more

Receive Inspiration To Give Inspiration To Receive Inspiration – See One, Do One, Teach One

No Man Is An Island "No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were: Any man's death diminishes me, Because I am involved in mankind, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;  It tolls ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.