[at-l] Something for the runners to ponder

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 14:16:46 CST 2010


I'd have to read the book to be sure but since he was 57 at the time I
suspect they were old enough to take care of themselves. I know my kids were
on their own when I was 57.

Jim Bullard
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On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 3:14 PM, <dfaddleton at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, who took care of his kids during those 75 days?
>
> On Feb 18, 2010 3:08pm, Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Mr, Surly, I suspect it refers to running 2000 miles in 75 days or 2000
> divided by 75 equals 26.666666 etc, the length of a marathon daily. Granted
> it wasn't an organized race but it was the same distance.
> >
> > Jim Bullard
> > http://jims-ramblings.blogspot.com/
> > http://members.photoportfolios.net/Jim_Bullard
> > http://www.photoshelter.com/c/jim_bullard
> >
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> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM, David Addleton dfaddleton at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > what exactly does "the equivalent of" mean here?
> > as in the elevation gains in an AT thru hike "is the equivalent of"
> climbing Everest 15 times
> >
> >
> > hardly: you never hike above 7,000 feet hiking on the AT . . . I've
> climbed "the equivalent of climbing Everest" walking up and down to my
> office in my 10 story building;  bah . . . . I've hiked the equivalent of an
> AT thru hike walking to school every day  for eight or ten years -- as a
> kid! bah . . . .
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> > IMHO, and more likely, George Santayana was right: whenever we use the
> word *is* we deeply misuse it.
> >
> >
> > and I think those sorts of comparisons devalue the achievements of those
> who *actually* climbed  everest or ran 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days .
> . . or did a thru hike . . . . or raised their kids as a single parent . . .
> .
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> > in my surly opinion = imso
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> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > This guy http://www.terryhitchcock.com/> ran the equivalent of 75
> marathons in 75 consecutive days. Now that is awesome.
> >
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> > Jim Bullard
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