Friday, September 18, 2009

Cedric Benson, QB move up depth chart after diagnosis

These kinds of stories never get old to me. Athletes suffer from Celiac disease, find out, and then improve once they start the gluten-free diet.

Here's a story that features Cedric Benson and his Celiac challenges prior to his current Pro Bowl caliber season with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Here's another great story about a celiac quarterback who moved up the depth chart and started against Alabama.

Revisited Soccer Last weekend

When I was in high school and college, I really loved the sport of soccer. I haven't played hard for a long time, until last week. Our church put together a festival for the Hispanic festival and I signed up. Fun.

Of course, the next day, I found muscles that I hadn't used in a long time. Still fun.

Yesterday, I made sure I took my first opportunity to get a flu shot -- not the swine flu one, just the seasonal one. It always knocks me back a step, but I figure it is good insurance against something worse, especially around race time. I was feeling a little bummed lately that I've been pretty distracted and my training has suffered, but my wife pointed out that I am well ahead of schedules from previous years, when I haven't been nearly as serious. That made me feel better.