Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Orange County Marathon Sunday

A reminder... the Orange County Marathon will be held this Sunday, May 5, 2013.  The event includes the Full Marathon, a Half-Marathon and the Wahoo's 5K race.  You can find everything you need, or want, to know about the race at the home page, HERE.  Also, you can read about all the road closures HERE.

The following are the maps for the various races on Sunday: (click on images to enlarge)





Anonymous just curious said...

Hi Geoff - hope to see you there. Which race will you be participating in?

5/02/2013 01:46:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Ah, more dashed hopes... You've obviously forgotten my personal philosophy about exercise... "You only have so many heartbeats and none should be wasted on exercise." Thanks for asking. ;-)

5/02/2013 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Tom Egan, Cold Whisperer said...

Speaking of healthy things to do, I have perfected a method of preventing colds. This is too late for your current cold, P.S., but it might help next time. It has worked for several decades for me … I’ve had only one cold in 20+ years. My sons follow the plan and have had similar success, even though they had younger children at home when they started.

Research by medical folk has validated the method, so it’s not anything weird. It’s based on the finding that most, if not all, colds actually start out as a reaction to an allergen. As I understand it, if the irritation/inflammation is allowed to grow, the mucous lining becomes hospitable to the cold virus and you’re dead meat for the next week.

This might appeal to you, P.S. … No exercise is required. No heroics with healthy foods or supplements are necessary, either.


Step 1: Whenever I have the slightest sore throat, ticklish throat, itchy eye, irritated nasal passages, or just a single sneeze – in other words, anything slightly out of the ordinary happening with my mucous membranes – I treat it as if it is an allergy attack. I’m ruthless about it; I catch it while it’s small. (I don’t worry about anyone thinking I’m a hypochondriac, because allergies are real and the method works.)

That’s it. There’s no Step 2.

Here’s what works for me. I immediately take a small dose of an over-the-counter allergy tablet (as small a piece as I can break the tablet into, as I don’t like side effects). I use either Benadryl or Chlortrimeton tablets. Generics are fine; they work as well for me as brand name.

I keep this up, following the spacing recommended on the package (usually every 3 or 4 hours) as long as there are any untoward symptoms. I don’t bother with the 12-hour capsules because they are overkill; I can’t titrate them down to the minimalist level that I use.

If it’s something in the nose/eye region, I also take a dose of a mild prescription nose spray. Maybe an OTC spray will work too, but I’ve always had the prescription kind around, so I’ve used it. My doctor selected one appropriate for me.

The longest I’ve had to do this was for an entire day. On those daylong bouts, they’re usually more severe, so I’m usually sure I’ve finally got a cold – and boy is it going to be a humdinger! – but next morning it’s gone.

End of whisper.

5/02/2013 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Sniff, Honk, Sniff.... Thanks, Man Of Few Words. Your advice is two weeks late, but appreciated, nonetheless. Next time...

5/02/2013 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous crowe hunter said...

you can shoot the unused part of the pill in a slingshot at crows!

5/03/2013 09:30:00 PM  

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