It would not amaze anyone to learn that I am a fan of magazines. My first subscription was toBoy’s Lifeback when I was around 11 years old. The sub probably cost less than one lawn mowed or whatever other manual labor I managed to peddle back in the old neighborhood.
would not amaze anyone to learn that I am a fan of magazines. My first
subscription was toBoy’s Lifeback when I was around 11 years old. The sub probably cost less than one
lawn mowed or whatever other manual labor I managed to peddle back in the old
a business guy for nearly 40 years (not counting the lawn mowing and paper
throwing or grocery sacking days), I have enjoyed a all manners of trade
publications - so fascinated I ended up writing for one. But that’s another
blog. Among my paid subscriptions is one toRunner’s World. Running is a hobby and my way of fending
off some of the effects of heading toward my 60s (2 years and 7 months to go).
was a brief “sound byte” feature in the January issue ofRunner’s Worldthat I think is
worthy of sharing here. These days some of us need encouragement just to get up
and go at it every day - especially those of us who are presently
underemployed, unemployed, or whose enterprise is not doing so well. This story
is one of those that can cause you to believe anything is possible.
upshot of the story is how 64 year-old Margaret Hagerty quit smoking and took
up running. Three years later she ran her first marathon (26.2 miles). Now, at
age 85, she is gearing up to run her 81st marathon and holds the Guinness
record for the oldest woman to finish marathons on seven continents.
awesome is that? She is not the only one discovering that age does not have to
restrict one from reaching for the stars. Read more about it:dailynews.runnersworld.com/2008/08/august-13.html
Damato of the Day Is ... "How Awesome Is That?"
By Rick Damato
Rick Damato is the editorial director of Roofing Contractor. He has held a number of posts in the roofing industry since 1974 and has contributed to the magazine since its inception in 1981. He can be reached at 770-331-7858 or on Twitter @RoofsByRick.