Think about pushing yourself for 3 to 6 hours through blazing heat and humidity, freezing rain, long leg-cramping climbs up a mountain, or against 20 to 30 mph headwinds – peddling at least 90 revolutions a minute with no breaks, no timeouts, nothing but constant effort. And you have to do it until the end of the cycling race.
It hurts more than any other sport. It’s painful. It can only be described as suffering.
Mention drowning and we all tend to envision a person in the water waving his hands, splashing and screaming for help. That’s not even remotely close to what a drowning person looks like, writes Mario Vittone in this week’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog.
— Read on www.soundingsonline.com/
As a professional ocean lifeguard with over 70 rescues, this article is 100% true. –R. Michael Brown, Former Lieutenant Boca Raton Beach Patrol
“Air Force children are tough, resilient, and self-reliant. Early in life they learn to solve their own problems, to get along with all classes and all kinds of people, and to make necessary social adjustments.” —Nancy Shea, The Air Force Wife