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When will we see a 70 yr old grandma doing this stuff??? I'm sure there's someone out there with a solid mustache...

3 years, 9 months ago on So, my Grandpa was teaching me the front lever and...


In 2008 our town had a devastating flood after a stalled weather system dumped more than 10 inches of rain in 24 hours. The river flooded higher than a 500 year flood in a tsunami like wave. The clean up and rebuilding cost probably close to a billion dollars. Our basement was completely filled with water; we spent the night listening to the river flow through the basement window. It stopped about 3 inches short of flooding the first floor. That same year I lost more than 40% of my business in the economic upheaval; my husband lost his job early in 2009.

But in August 2008, I also started training for a triathlon. I trained 10 hours weekly on average. After we finished our basement, my husband started working out on a regular basis. We both realized later that the physical and mental demands we had from the cleanup after the flood had toughened our bodies and minds, and we didn't want to go back to complacency again. Through adversity and necessity we adopted an approach to our lives that focused on strength, resiliency and simplicity. We are in better health, feel younger, and have a lot less concern for material things: real strength that continues to develop and evolve.

3 years, 9 months ago on The Real Meaning Of Strength