|Not the same day but close enough.|
Later that day we stopped by the local big box mart on the way home. Many of our fellow shoppers had their baskets piled high with cases of sodas, potato chips, snacks, and so on. A few were riding carts, not able to walk despite looking barely middle aged and with no obvious disabilities. I see more of these carts every time I shop. Just one of those large sodas contains 240 calories and 65 grams of sugar which mostly comes from high fructose corn syrup - the main ingredient besides water. Drinking one such soda a day over a lifetime is all it takes to push many people into adult diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and/or obesity. All of these are serious diseases which you definitely don't want - ever. Yet this country has a major epidemic of all that going on right now. Which is a huge reason health costs are so high. Each and every one of us pays for this problem one way or another. And the worse thing is this crises is almost entirely self induced and completely avoidable.
|Three weeks after OHS. Just happy to still be here!|
... I spotted the ramp and headed towards it, pumping my sail to gain speed. In a few seconds I hit the face and launched from the top of the wave, soaring over the clear blue water of the reef below me. As I approached the apex of the jump, I reached further back on the boom, tucked in my back foot, and sheeted in the sail. The West Maui mountains began to turn upside down...
|Not the same loop or location or year but close enough.|
|If you're in shape you can ski powder all day long on Mt Bailey.|
We did that and it's awesome!
Your most important asset? Your health and life, obviously. Nothing else matters if you don't have that. Don't throw it away. Don't take it for granted. Enjoy your limited time on this planet as much as possible. Get outside. Have fun! Your health is an investment that will return far greater dividends than any other investment you can possibly make. Trust me. Aloha!
|Cosmic parting shot. Cue the organ music...|