High school (6 years in Israel, no middle school) was an entrenchment of the braniac image, especially with the reputation my brother made 4 years earlier. By then I was comfortable with that image, and didn't think about being fit, especially being naturally thin and capable of doing the daily activities being a high school student is comprised of. I usually walked in front on school trips but that's easy when you are 6 feet tall and weigh 125 lbs.
In College I trained in Kung-Fu 2-3 times a week for a couple of years, which probably brought me to the best shape I've ever been. After college I served in the Israeli military. Though mostly an office job of writing software, it also entailed digging trenches in the sand to put in cables on the hot and humid Israeli beach for terminal ballistics experiments which I helped conducting and decoding.
Either way, I intend to hold myself to the written word, and to be specific - run the Bolder Boulder race on Memorial Day 2010. To quote a great president - "...not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win...".