I hope everyone will take the time to read John Gurda's article in Sunday's Crossroads section:
I got up early on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd and grabbed the paper on my front porch. (I have a personal computer in my living room, but I am old-fashioned and prefer reading the actual paper copy of the newspaper rather than reading it online!) I was deeply moved by two inspiring stories of hope, courage and determination. Both of these articles were written by well-known runner Tom Held.
The first article was a front-page follow-up story on Jenny Crain. Jenny Crain was an elite runner who was training for the Olympics when she was hit by a car while running on Milwaukee's East Side. The accident occured on Aug. 21, 2007. I did not know her but I remember reading about it in the paper and I donated to her recovery fund at the 2007 Lakefront Marathon expo at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). This was a horrible accident and everyone was shocked that an elite runner could be struck down so quickly. It seemed like such a senseless tragedy.
A couple of readers wrote to me and asked me if I follow any special diet as part of my training. The answer is "yes and no". I do not count calories but I try to eat healthy, nutritious food as much as possible and avoid processed or manufactured foods. I am a firm believer in the "caveman diet"; i.e., I try to eat foods that come directly from a plant or animal source.
In addition, I am trying to eat as much fish as possible to get the maximum effects of Omega-3. I love fish and am trying to eat as much of it as possible. I eat fish almost every day. My favorites are salmon and herring, although I will eat almost any kind of fish.