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01 May 2014 @ 01:27 pm
admiration qotd  
Tell me about someone you admire!
I'm feeling: chipperchipper
ceelove on May 1st, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
My father. I have never heard him complain, about anything. He suffered a judo injury in his 20s that left him with a bum knee, but loves running so much that he continued to run on it, including marathons, with a knee brace and a daily regimen of sodium naproxen, until he completely shorted it out and had it replaced. He was told he would never run again, which was pretty laughable in the face of the half-marathons and carrying of the Olympic torch he's done since. He joined me and M on our 2001 bike trip for three days of a scorching heat wave in Kansas. His touring bike turned out to be less resilient on the jagged pavement than mine & M's, and it threw him. I heard his helmet crack open on the pavement behind me. He had a concussion and vivid contusions for six weeks. He never once complained.