Thursday, May 28, 2009

200,000+ miles


My 1999 Honda Accord odometer hit the 200,000 mile mark the other day. I’m looking forward to the day when the odometer reads 300,000 miles. Hopefully, it will eventually surpass the mileage racked up on a car I owned several years ago – a 1988 Volvo 240DL, a car I owned for over 12 years and eventually donated it to charitable organization when its odometer read about 306,000 miles. That car still had some life in it as evidenced by the charity using it as an operating vehicle rather than sell it as is done by most charities.

I’ve learned that beating repairs to the punch with scheduled maintenance is the trick to auto longevity. Guess what – maintaining good fitness and health is cultivated the same way. Better to keep my body fit and healthy with scheduled maintenance, such as eating healthy and sensibly most of the time and training regularly and wisely most of the time.

That’s my middle-age man strategy for good fitness and health that has served me well thus far, just like my middle-age auto with 200,000+ miles.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

2 comments:

Charles Long said...

That's a good sound strategy.

I always pictured you as a Toyota Camry type of guy but the Honda Accord is similar type car.

pierini said...

Hi Charles,

The Toyota Camry is my wife's car. It's got 160,000+ miles. Needless to say, we aren't doing our fair share to stimulate the American automotive industry.