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Monday, November 17, 2008

The Doctor's Diagnosis...

I had a follow-up appointment with my fabulous primary doctor.

I have seen this man for about a year and a half now. He's awesome. And he knows how much I love to run.

Today he asked me if I had run the marathon that was happening yesterday in Raleigh. I told him, as he talked over me about the traffic he encountered because of the marathon, that it was a 10K race. After he finished telling me about his observations of the people running, he said "so, what was the name of this marathon?"

So I explained that it was a 10K, to which he kind of gave me a look that signified that a 10K = marathon.

The most surprising thing was that he asked me about an Ironman. Whoa! Where did that come from?

He said it with a sparkle in his eye, along with "can anyone just do any ironman?"

I told him with the right training and preparation that yeah, anyone that puts time to train for it could do an Ironman. But I'm wondering why he skipped all the 'easy' parts: 5Ks, sprint triathlons, etc. and has asked me if a person like him could do an ironman. A person who doesn't run. At least, he's indicated to me that he's a person who is not that active.

He asked if I knew anyone that had competed in an ironman and I said I did. He got very excited and asked if he could have a name or two to contact. Of course, I gave him my coach's name :-)...since she rocks and has done an ironman and knows many, many folks who have completed ironmans.

I don't know if he will contact her but I have a feeling he will.

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