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Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by Birdstrike, Jan 13, 2014.
I cant even remember what thread I posted this in.
Are we listing the former shape we were all in and the epic feats of awesome that we could perform before residency just... finished us off?
@Birdstrike could hold himself horizontally out from a flag pole at age 23
You posted it on the "Resolutions, anyone?" thread. You boasted about your "past skills on a pole," and demanded a thread be started on it. Lol
My turn: When I was 26, I could run a six minute mile without even trying.
Now, the only thing that could get me to the starting line of a race would be the Krispy Kreme challenge, and even then I'd probably opt out at the last minute insisting they really, really, needed volunteers at the donut stand.
When I was 19 I could run a mile in 5:30.
Now it's more like 12....sigh....
Age 24 (halfway thru med-school) again... could bench press 215 x 3-4 reps.
Age 32 (January 2014)... would have difficulty with benching my own weight (162) x 3-4 reps.
but this thread is about being EPIC, so...
Regularly played rounds of golf with scores in the 74-78 range. Wasn't a long-ball hitter compared to my peers, but my I could hit a green from anywhere like I was calling in an air-strike.
Age 17: Could do a back 1 1/2 flip with 1 1/2 twists from a 3 meter springboard.
Now: haven't even experienced the scent of chlorine for over 6 months.
I used to be able to eat the 3 taco platter AND drink a few beers without getting heartburn…sigh
Age 16: Could break concrete blocks with my fist and do a jump spin kick at head height.
Age 35: Unrepaired tear in ACL makes shadow-boxing without a brace more dangerous than tournament fighting used to be.
At 15, broke 4:40 in the mile.
Double that age and my hip hurts just from sitting, Achilles is stiff as a board when I wake up. Forget running, I can't even walk right. And I'm not even finished with med school yet...
Epic? Hm. Let's turn this thread around.
I ran 39.3 miles last weekend. No way in hell I could have done that back in residency...or med school... or before. And I could still walk the next day.
I figure I survived residency. An ultramarathon is a lot shorter.
All I do is win
Thanks, guys, for encouraging me that my future only goes downhill.
48 oz of steak every single time I have it - usually porterhouse x 2, but, also, prime rib and Delmonico, as needed/available. About 60 times a year. For at least the last 8 years. Age 43. Half my life ago, wanted to eat that much, but just couldn't (literally) stomach it.
Wow. That is epic. I bet ST segments fear you. Do you own stock in Lipitor or something?
Used to be able to play Halo or COD online for +14 hours straight with nothing but a bathroom break and cramming my face between matches.
Now if I play for more than a couple hours my vision becomes wonky and my hands stop working.
Most certainly this caused me to laugh out loud.
See, I knew YOU would say something like that. No, total cholesterol 199, HDL 67 on no statins (in 2007, total was 131 - oh well, getting married will do that!). And a textbook monotonously boring RSR.
Hey, I have to make a funny every once in a while. Too many heavy posts in a row is just no fun. Plus, you tee'd it up for me, and I just hit it out of the park.
Hey, we're jealous. Who wouldn't knock down a charred and bloody 48 oz porterhouse every now and then if we had dibs on your low-cholesterol gene-pool and some free samples from the Nexium rep?
Fair enough! I'd rather burn out than fade away.
Do you realize you just quoted Kurt Cobain, quoting Neil Young, in his suicide note? Lol
When I was 24, I spent significantly less time on SDN than I do now...
I was quoting the Kurgan (loosely) from Highlander!
There can only be one!
The only epic thing I'm doing these days is getting my 3 year old to bed by 10 pm without harming any animals.
when I was 42 I ran 100 miles without stopping....after 6 months of running a marathon every weekend before going to work....since starting grad school I often think doing that on a regular basis would be easier than what I am doing now...almost done so time to head back to the ultra training. might do this one next:
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I've done 26.2 a few times. That was plenty epic, for me. A 200 mile ultra?
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At age 23 I became a F/A-18 pilot. At age 37 I am 3 years away from becoming a fighter pilot for the second time.
In 8th-9th grade, I could two hand reverse dunk a standard basketball. That was prior to two ACL/MCL tears, subsequent repairs, and a dislocated kneecap.
Now I'm in my 30s and my knees hurt when it gets cold...
When I was 15 I did 2000 abdominal crunches every day and could run 3 miles under 17 minutes. I had a 8-pack. If I tried that today I would probably collapse and have a heart attack.
You're just old, man...
I can do a 360 dunk.