No Cerveza... No Trabajo
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where's my beer?
I don't have any *fitness* role models per se, since fitness is just a by product my love of competition.
My role models are people like Rod DeHaven who works full time and still can win the Olympic Marathon Trials. Fits family, friends, 40 hour work weeks and 100+ miles running into his schedule each week. Talk about focus. I have trouble keeping everything in focus at 70 miles running a week. He lets me know that it is possible to do 100+ miles a week and still enjoy work and family time.
John Keston, who at 70 can still run a 3 hour marathon (and beat 90% of those 30 years younger then him). If at 70 my azz can still run without a walker I'll be impressed. He didn't even start running until he was 55.
Priscilla Welch, who didn't start running until she was in her mid 30s (after smoking a pack of cigs a day for 18 years and drinking more than occasionally) and ran a 2 hour 26 minute marathon at 42.