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Old 05-16-15, 06:41 PM
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Anyone else do things in excess??

I think I'm figuring out my patterns. 600 miles last week and a big fat 0 this week. But lots of golf, beer and wine this week. Where in the heck is the middle ground?? How much more can this 60+ year old body handle a regime like this?

Anyone else seem to do things in extreme??
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I am a habitual overdoer. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
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600 miles in a week? that's heroic. Or crazy.
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
I think I'm figuring out my patterns. 600 miles last week and a big fat 0 this week. But lots of golf, beer and wine this week. Where in the heck is the middle ground?? How much more can this 60+ year old body handle a regime like this?

Anyone else seem to do things in extreme??
I'm tired after a 250 mile week, relishing my rest day to just eat and loaf. If I rode 600, I'd take a week off too. Hope you enjoyed the beer, wine and golf.
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No. Not ever - LOL!
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Only when it comes to my diet
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Old 05-17-15, 05:09 AM
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Whats the big deal ?

Do I look like a person with a plan ?

I just DO things !



I'm like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do with one If I caught It !
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There Is time enough for sleep In the grave,, do it your way or go sit on the porch
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Now If I could just find that bull named Fu Manchu, I wanna ride him before I kick the bucket....

That brings me to a question..... Do any of you practice kicking the bucket ?

I need coffie,,see ya.

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Old 05-17-15, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
I am a habitual overdoer. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
Ya beat me to it.

I think it's a sign that you have what others covet ... passion.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Ya beat me to it.

I think it's a sign that you have what others covet ... passion.
That's it. I tell people it isnt an obsession, I just like it that much.
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Old 05-17-15, 08:17 AM
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Just Do It.
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When I went to the gym Friday, I decided to switch my leg stuff from leg presses to squats. I can leg press quite a bit, so I figured I could probably squat pretty well too.....Bad idea.

I put what I thought would be a good start weight on to lean how to do this, and decided I would do 4 sets like I do leg presses, after one set I was going hmmmm, after two I was wondering about the four sets, after three my legs were cramping up.

My legs are too sore to ride now. I'm going back to the gym tomorrow and do more.
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Old 05-17-15, 09:19 AM
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My life philosophy: anything worth doing is worth doing in excess.
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Thanks guys. I'm beginning to understand things a little better now.

Funny, but instead of driving the 3 1/2 hours back home from the beach my father in-law and I are going to squeeze in another 18 holes before we hit the road. He's 87 so I guess age is not really a factor?!?!

(Oh, I rode for 50 miles this am as well....)
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Old 05-17-15, 11:14 AM
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Sounds to me like you're living the dream.
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Don't worry about it. Giving up all of those excesses does not make you live longer. It just seems a lot longer. And never forget my mantra. ""Everyone dies. Not everyone will have LIVED"
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I work excessively at avoiding excess.
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600 miles in a week? that's heroic. Or crazy.
Agreed. I don't even think I could build up to that kind of mileage. If I was doing 200 miles a week I'd be posting all over this forum like I was Superman!
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Old 05-18-15, 09:18 AM
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Don't worry about it. Giving up all of those excesses does not make you live longer. It just seems a lot longer. And never forget my mantra. ""Everyone dies. Not everyone will have LIVED"
A very good mantra!
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To some extent I do; however, I don't golf so I substitute it with Bourbon.

Trust me. When you reach your limit, you will be like a car that runs out of gas on the side of the road.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
I am a habitual overdoer. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
OldsCOOL, that’s a wonderful way of expressing it! That fits me to the letter.
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OldsCOOL, that’s a wonderful way of expressing it! That fits me to the letter.
We find ourselves in good company here.
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nothing i do is excessive. I proved that by doing it.
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