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Day 69 – Comedy on a Treadmill

There’s nothing funny about doing a long run on a treadmill, unless you are Fred Allen.

Fred was a great vaudevillian who made millions laugh from the stage and through the radio.

“My hometown was so dull that one time the tide went out and it never came back” Fred Allen

He even wrote a book called “Treadmill to Oblivion.”

And that’s how I justify writing about a comedian on a blog site called TriRiot.

The book is actually a pretty good read if you like the golden age of comedy. But the descriptions of how hard he worked to make a good radio show are not so different than the efforts we put into making ourselves good triathletes.

Life is an endurance event. Training for triathlon is training for life.

Until tomorrow…

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