What I find most remarkable in this article is:
(1) Aside from a few stem cells and brain cells, we our bodies replace about 1% of our cells every day, or put another way, replace our entire body every three months. I thought it took 10 years for this cycle.
(2) Our emotions are equal and in some ways even more important to controlling aging than exercise. “Exercising” our emotions with close friends and family can do as much to keep us young at heart as working out every day. Amazing!
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Dont’ take it from me. Listen to these celebrities.
Here are just a few of Bryson’s 2-year old portraits that Kevin and Shannon had taken last past weekend. As Shannon said, “Such a little Kevin!! :-)”
Below are a few of the images from SmilesByWire, the Internet-based portrait viewing and ordering service for JCPenney Portraits. To see the entire collection and order reprints, click here and enter customer name: Shannon Webb
Yesterday, the Britt-Webb family and the "North Andover Britt" family enjoyed a great outing at Crane’s Beach on the occasion of the Ipswich YMCA Triathlon. My brother-in-law and his son, Frank and Tyler Britt, and I got there around 4pm to get our registration packets and set up our gear. Our families arrived in time to meet us before the event kicked off and to cheer us on through the race.
Went out for a bike ride this morning with my friend, Joe Verdone. We planned to do a decent 47 mile loop through Weston and Concord. About ten miles into the ride, we bumped into a group of four other riders, including an old friend and former colleague Moe Blaustein. They were going a little further than we planned, but they seemed like a good group and invited us to tag along, so tag we did.
I did my first swim in Crystal Lake today. While the water was a little murky green and I wondered sometimes what I might encounter out in the middle of the lake, it went very well overall.
According to Google Earth, the lake is 475 meters between the northeast and southwest corners. I did two laps, or four lengths of the lake. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have any problems swimming the distance. Each time, I made each crossing in roughly 12 minutes, or 2:32 per 100 meters. I even found that I felt nearly as good on the fourth crossing as I did on the first.
I’m still very slow and have a long way to go on technique. But it’s good to know I should have no problem completing the swim in an Olympic-distance triathlon.
Morgan and her friend, Ben Kreppein, completed their very first triathlon today, the Haunted City Junior Triathlon. Below is photo slideshow. If you click on the link in the lower left, it will take you to the a Picasaweb album, where you can browse all the photos and download them into Picasa on your computer.