Just cain't do it like I did it…

My training for the Dipsea race in June got rudely interrupted when I stumbled and injured some hamstring muscles out on the trail last Saturday. 6 weeks until the race and now I’m waiting and watching (feeling) for muscles to heal so I can get back to training before it’s too late.  For competitive runners,  ’twas ever thus…

Coincidentally Lesley gave me a CD yesterday of fiddler Johnny Kimble (recently interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR) and one of the songs has these witty lyrics:

What do you do

when you just cain’t do

what you did

when you did

what you did?

When you opened your eyes

and finally realized

you ain’t no longer a kid.


About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Just cain't do it like I did it…

  1. The Dipsea race as far as I could gather is 7.4 miles. From your previous postings, you are already trained enough for this race now. So, take a well deserved rest
    and on race day, take the advice of my marathon coach, the unstoppable Reverend Coach, Joe Bacon: "Start slow and then taper".

  2. To quote a country singer…"I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was."

    Gettin' old sucks sometimes.

  3. Hi Lloyd,
    A guy I know recently made some comments about holding out for retirement and that there was no reason to trade a push mower for his old gas one "since I won't be able to do yard work in ten years anyway".
    He is thirty-eight. No ailments, just unhealthy living.
    This is when I look at a picture of you riding a skateboard at – 70?
    Just do it however you can, whenever you can, I guess!

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