If faith without works is dead, then it's an absolute certainty that health without fitness is dead and buried.
Any government that doesn't have fitness as the foundation of its health policy and puts all its health eggs into the medical basket is nuts.
It's just squandering public money. It's not right that money is taken out of the pockets of the fit and healthy to subsidize medical treatments for the unfit and unhealthy.
Ethically it's not right that governments should do this, or that people should expect it. Being part of a community that has a medical safety net means you're obligated to keeping yourself fit and healthy to the best of your ability.
On the track
Went out with the boys and ran a new course, the McDonald's run. Felt a bit tired from the workouts on the week end, but am determined to maintain this slightly longer circuit.
It works like this. Peter from two doors up joins Peter (from across the road) and me at 6.45am. We walk 20m and pick up Noel, then walk a couple of hundred metres to pick up Frank. Then we do the Namatjira circuit following the paths laid out by the ACT Government.
If I run all or part of the way I have to make the circuit a bit longer, hence the McDonald's run.
In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and get out early in the morning for a blud warmer.