I'm 50. W: 75kg; H: 1,78m.
DX Contesting from 1988, CW, SSB, RTTY.
Using car to work, 1 hour total. Seated on the
job for 8 hours, no stop.
Minor problems of arrhythmia, eyes becoming
tired, poor posture, and nothing else. Yes, I am
missing my 25 years old good time...
Swimming 1,0km 3 nights/week.
Running 4,0km 3 mornings/week.
A lot of people tell me that I could use that time
to do any other thing with more pleasure.... Well,
choice is choice, right?
I began this routine 12 years ago, and can't leave
without it anymore. And I am sure that help me
to be better doing contests (and other thins too!),
even being an 'average' competitor.
Oh, yeap - don't forget one glass of red wine every
thanks for reading, sorry about "almost-off-topic".
See you next weekend...
PY2NY Vitor Luis Aidar dos Santos
2015-11-24 13:06 GMT-02:00 Chuck Dietz <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Wow! That's great Rich. I am guessing you are a comparative "youngster"
> in the contest group. Even fast walking is probably very helpful if you
> can't run.
> Chuck W5PR
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 8:57 AM, Richard F DiDonna NN3W <
> email@example.com> wrote:
> > I think ham radio as a whole has health issues - as does America.
> > if there is an exception, I'd say that contesters are often the
> > Perhaps its the Type "A" personality found in a lot of contesters, but I
> > rarely see a "mobility scooter" at the Crowne Plaza at Dayton.
> > That being said, its never ever too late to do something about it. I made
> > the decision that enough is enough with the snacking and eating (most of
> > which is related to work....). Since then I've started running (haven't
> > done that since I was a Freshman in high school).
> > Two months passed, 15 pounds lost, and first 10K ever was run a couple
> > weeks ago. Already have to go buy new clothes and I feel a hell of a lot
> > better than I did before summer.
> > 73 Rich NN3W
> > On 11/24/2015 1:28 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> >> On Sun,11/22/2015 7:29 AM, Peter Chamalian wrote:
> >>> As one who is intimately familiar with heart trouble (2 mild heart
> >>> attacks,
> >>> 9 stents and triple bypass) I urge all contesters to pay attention to
> >>> their
> >>> health.
> >> So sad to lose a great operator like Rich. But for the Grace of God I
> >> might have joined him -- a few months ago, my primary care doc heard a
> >> murmur on my heart, and sent me for a check up. Long story short, A few
> >> hours ago, my wife drove me home from the hospital with a new Aortic
> >> and a bypassed artery. Pete and I were lucky -- this time -- but sadly,
> >> Rich was not. RIP - OM.
> >> As a group, we've become a bunch of old fat guys who don't get enough
> >> exercise, and far too many of us can be seen being wheeled around the
> >> aisles of hamfests on "mobility scooters." Perhaps we should be saving
> >> to carry our coffins.
> >> 73, Jim K9YC
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