Novels

When I retire, I will read my journal and write my memoir.

How I stopped worrying about my weight and learned to love running.

A Gallon of Gasolinehttp://auto.howstuffworks.com/question527.htm – A gallon of gasoline (about 4 liters) contains about 31,000 calories. If a person could drink gasoline, then a person could run about 310 miles or bike about 930 miles on a gallon of gas (about 360 km per liter). Considering that a normal car gets about 30 miles per gallon, a normal person is pretty impressive! [Consider this also. Driving 20 miles to work in a car that gets 31 mpg burns about 20,000 calories. So to drive to work, I use up the energy that would feed 10 people for a day. It’s like having 10 slaves whose only job is to push me to work. Every day. I need another 10 to push me home. Tshirt idea for a runner: “I’m getting 300 mpg.” Or for a bike-commuter: “I’m getting 900 mpg.” It would require some explaining… but that’s kind of the point.]

In the future, we will still drive “cars.” But they will be able to “link” into long convoys with other cars. Each convoy will be led by a guide car. And all the cars will work together. You will merge, let the guide car do the driving, then exit when you’re close to home. We will drive on the same highways. But it would take a lot less fuel because traffic will flow better and there will be less wind resistance.

In the future. We will generate energy and store it in giant torsion springs. You could run, bike, row, do the elliptical, or whatever to create the energy. And then you will take your spring and put it in your computer or car. You will spend half your life storing energy (working out) and half your life using it. People who store excess energy will be able to sell it (or invest it) in people who ned a little more energy at the time.

Dancin’ with Mr. Brownstone by Guns ‘n’ Roses
I get up around 7. Get out of bed around 9.
I don’t worry ’bout nothin’, no. ‘Cuz worry’s a waste of my time.
I used to do a little / but a little wouldn’t do me / so a little got more and more.
I just keep tryin’ to get a little better / A little better than before.

I do have a life… I wake up at 5:00 and run or cross-train. I go to work, and think about running all day and talk about running with whoever I meet. I come home, eat healthy, and talk to my family about running and eating healthy. I lay out my running clothes and go to bed about 10:00. Then I wake up and do it all over again.

The unbearable insignificance of running
“There’s a humbling aspect to pushing your body beyond it’s normal limits where you recognize your nothingness.” Ultramarathon Man @ 1:12 Middletown, Rhode Island
From a scientific (cosmic) perspective, we are rounding errors and “insignificant figures.” But we are not (and cannot be) measured (or judged) by science.

There should be a utopian novel about a culture based on the taramuhara. Holidays are based around races. Villages settle disputes with races. Each generation has an ultimate race/hunt.

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