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  • A 56-year old running sprints, you say? Bahahahahaha!!

    So what's a guy to do? If you've read my story, you know I am a 6-year quad bypass survivor who has slipped back into a sedentary lifestyle, sitting behind my desk, editing wedding and portrait photos (almost) all day long.

    Three weeks ago, I purchased TPB and am sold. Who knew I could eat steak, eggs, and cheese again?!?!? My doctor sure didn't know it ... or if he did, he was keeping it to his 300-pound self!

    But, let's face facts ... I can no longer sprint, at least not yet. So today, I did the next best thing. Behold my new Fuji Crosstown 1.0 masterpiece! I'm in love already. Let the sprints commence!! (Oh, and the 55-75% joyrides, too! LOL!) Hell, maybe this time next year, I can indeed be running sprints! Haven't done that since high school .. when Nixon was still President!

    - Bama

    Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
    Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
    9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
    Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


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    You know the dude running this site is your age :P Slightly older i think. Big strapping lad he is
    I'm a paleo foodie, come check out my recipes: http://strangekitty.ca/

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    • #3
      Congratulations on taking the first step!! I'm of a similar age, and it's a wonderful lifestyle. Welcome to the tribe......

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      • #4
        Good for you:-) Never too old for sprints:-) Right behind you at 45...Keep up the GREAT work and you'll be there sooner than ya think. Grok On!
        Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nion View Post
          You know the dude running this site is your age :P Slightly older i think. Big strapping lad he is
          Yes, but he has been an athlete all his life ... I am just a mere mortal who has ingested more carbs, grains, Big Macs, and Whoppers than I care to remember. I'm just getting started. :-)
          Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

          Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
          Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
          9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
          Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


          http://www.momentsnoticed.com

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          • #6
            Welcome to the tribe......
            I like that. Welcome to the tribe indeed!
            There are two wolves fighting within a man's heart, one is Love, the other is Hate. The one that wins is the one you feed.

            My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tumbleweed View Post
              Congratulations on taking the first step!! I'm of a similar age, and it's a wonderful lifestyle. Welcome to the tribe......
              Thanks, Tumbleweed! Excited about where I will be a year from now. It's just not enough to chase young brides around for 8 hours on a weekend. :-)
              Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

              Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
              Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
              9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
              Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


              http://www.momentsnoticed.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Griffin View Post
                I like that. Welcome to the tribe indeed!
                Thanks, Griffin!
                Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

                Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
                Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
                9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
                Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SoccerGrok View Post
                  Good for you:-) Never too old for sprints:-) Right behind you at 45...Keep up the GREAT work and you'll be there sooner than ya think. Grok On!
                  Thanks much!!! I remember 45 ... at least a little of it. <grin>
                  Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

                  Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
                  Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
                  9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
                  Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nion View Post
                    You know the dude running this site is your age :P Slightly older i think. Big strapping lad he is
                    I see that you are also a photographer ... I just 'Liked' your Facebook page! :-)
                    Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

                    Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
                    Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
                    9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
                    Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


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                    • #11
                      Welcome. Doing sprints after a quad bypass will be an achievement. I'm doing them, but only have 5 stents and am a youngster at 52
                      Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                      Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                      • #12
                        Awesome! Nice wheels! I'm totally in love with my new bike too. Good luck with your training.

                        BTW regarding sprints - I've read the advice to do some sprint drills (I don't know them but found them on YouTube) to loosen up the hammies and so on. That sprinting is a bit of a 'lost art' and that I'd soon start to get the feel of it with practice. (I'm all arms and legs when I try to run, it's quite silly really). Why not find a nearby soft park or oval and do just one... then another day do two....

                        Edited to add: on the other hand, I know ZERO about the risks involved post-bypass so totally ignore that about sprints!
                        Last edited by geekgrrl; 08-31-2011, 04:17 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bamaphotopro View Post
                          I see that you are also a photographer ... I just 'Liked' your Facebook page! :-)

                          ^_^ Camera nerds unite!
                          I'm a paleo foodie, come check out my recipes: http://strangekitty.ca/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by peril View Post
                            Welcome. Doing sprints after a quad bypass will be an achievement. I'm doing them, but only have 5 stents and am a youngster at 52
                            I was really very fortunate in that I never actually had a heart attack, so I have no muscle damage. Other than the scar, I'm pretty much a normal 56-year old. Here's hoping that we both beat the odds and excel at them! :-)
                            Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

                            Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
                            Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
                            9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
                            Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


                            http://www.momentsnoticed.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by geekgrrl View Post
                              Awesome! Nice wheels! I'm totally in love with my new bike too. Good luck with your training.

                              BTW regarding sprints - I've read the advice to do some sprint drills (I don't know them but found them on YouTube) to loosen up the hammies and so on. That sprinting is a bit of a 'lost art' and that I'd soon start to get the feel of it with practice. (I'm all arms and legs when I try to run, it's quite silly really). Why not find a nearby soft park or oval and do just one... then another day do two....

                              Edited to add: on the other hand, I know ZERO about the risks involved post-bypass so totally ignore that about sprints!
                              Well, perhaps in due time ... gonna limber up and strengthen my legs and lungs on the bike. Trust me, if I run a sprint, I'll scream it from the mountaintops!
                              Bamaphotopro - Wedding & Portrait Photographer, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

                              Age 56 - Quad Bypass Survivor, Sept. 16, 2005
                              Went Primal - 8/22/2011 - 218 lbs.
                              9/13/2011 - 206 lbs. (Wife Noticed!)
                              Next Goal - 200 lbs. - Leaner & Stronger


                              http://www.momentsnoticed.com

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