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galen  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Extreme Athleticism is the New Midlife Crisis

You're the one who said "NO I'M EXTREME" here?

My point had nothing to do with the distance, I was just saying that resorting to athleticism in the face of depression has little to do with how old you are.




oyster  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And buying a nice car doesn’t always mean you’re having a midlife crisis, I don’t think the industry would survive on that alone. The article isn’t talking about depression, it’s talking about a midlife crisis. You didn’t discredit the opinion of the article by pointing out you like to bike when you’re depressed, but your comment did come across as dismissing it and making it about yourself juuuuust saying.

I bought a nice truck, I’m not going to dismiss that this is a common thing people do during a midlife crisis because I’m not at midlife.

kleinbl00  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Extreme" is in the title. If you're explicitly stating that you're responding to "midlife" I can't be expected to presume you're opting out of "extreme."

    My point had nothing to do with the distance, I was just saying that resorting to athleticism in the face of depression has little to do with how old you are.

I agree with that. I also dispute there's anything new about it. Average age of NY marathon runners in 1980 was 37. In 2011 it was 41.

galen  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's a difference between "hey I do that too" and "NO I'M EXTREME"

kleinbl00  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What do you want, an apology?

galen  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Chilling with the holier-than-thou when you barged into my inbox pulling the same shit you accused me of would be nice.

kleinbl00  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I fuckin' agreed with you, dude. At this point -

No, you know what? Fukkit. Sorry. As you were. Yay bike solidarity. Say hi to Germany for me.

galen  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Tell LA hi for me, and keep swimming, you'll be home again soon :)