Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Shipwrecks in a Health and Fitness Site?
Everybody wants to know what all this shipwreck stuff is doing on a health and fitness site.
I've been saying since the start that this site is partly a window on what healthy fit people do. And a bunch of people who fit that description got to witness two shipwrecks at AlaMoana in just a few days. It was exciting, dangerous, sad and a great opportunity for me to get some exciting photos and video.
So if I may - this site is about health, fitness, adventure and news related to what we see when we're out getting healthy, fit and having adventures.
If you are already at or near the healthy fit adventurous state then you'll see and read about some of the stuff you're already doing like surfing, sailing, swimming, biking, running paddling, hiking and stuff of that sort. Sharks and shipwrecks too.
If you're not there yet then you too will get some good ideas and see some healthy fit role models. I have a real passion for getting those who don't exercise to exercise. Sometimes that's a tough job. Many are thinking like Bilbo Baggins when he explained to Gandalf in "The Hobbit" his feelings about adventures:
"We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can't think what anybody sees in them."
Well, Bilbo had his life changed by his adventures and changed his opinion of them. You can change your life for the better too. I'm thinking of Karla who didn't like the sun, the wind and especially didn't like salt or chlorinated water. Yet she has found adventure in the stairwell of her condo. Today she was very excited that she made it to the 14th floor - more excited than I've EVER seen her be. She's a different person really. Stoked now about life because of a little adventure, some exercise and the organic fruit that fueled her.
About that shipwreck again, all of us who were there were wet soaked to the skin in a howling wind for about four hours. I was shivering. We didn't get sick. Just wanted to let those who may be using that excuse know. Go for a walk in the rain - it's good for you!