[Happiness! Positivity!! It's WEDNESDAY, yay!!! Gonna stay with brand-new
all-of-a-sudden "tradition" here and today honor someone else I've recently
written in print about: Marcy Schwam. She's, like, totally and also
completely awesome! And she, like Sue Ellen Trapp last week, doesn't blog,
or brag, or write much online, but she is (she tells me) on Facebook and
LinkedIn, and there are quite a few other places in cyberspace where an
interested reader of ultra history might find her. Here's one place...
...and, finally, a few of her "box scores" are here:
And so, Marcy (once called "Marc":-) truly is deserving, furshur furshur, of
being today's TMIWITW.]
Similar to Chuck Yeager, she was the first female to break the sound
barrier. Only she did it on foot.
At one time she held the 50-mile World Record. Now, in retirement, she can
truthfully claim the 50-something Galaxy Record.
No other woman that we know of has ever started out in professional tennis,
and then given it up to frolic all over those roads outside the stadium
It's been said that this is like giving up bowling for sex: the balls are
lighter and you don't have to change your shoes.
She actually ran the very first-ever Boston Marathon which was officially
open to women. Most likely she didn't finish first overall and beat all the
men because she was "just being neighborly"--since she did in fact live just
up the road in Massachusetts.
She was also officially registered for that race under a man's name. Since
no male named "Marc" ever beat her, they thought the bib must be hers.
Most recently, she kicked butt all over northern Wisconsin, beating
practically everyone in an intergalactic snowshoe race.
While living in Europe, she beat everyone there on ice skates--in addition
to toboggans, snowmobiles, snowboards, big plastic snow saucers, "Rosebud"
sleds, and snowball fights.
When she tells you she's "on a mission," she also isn't kidding. And
Hollywood producers queue up where she works, asking her to star in the next
"Mission Impossible" sequel, since they have always based their scripts on
She's the hardest rockin' ultramarathoning rock 'n' roller "out there," and
her exploits are currently being published in the Sept/Oct issue of
"Marathon & Beyond" magazine.
She is THE MOST INTERESTING WOMAN IN THE WORLD.
"I don't always outkick everyone in the galaxy; but, when I do, I prefer
they at least spell my name right. Stay missionary, my friends."
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See (and hear) some originals:
[and thanks to UltraJohn Price--himself no stranger to intergalactic foot
travel--for supplying this instead of that former long and always-broken
("your 800-year-old buzz-tweeting always-appreciative lute-plucking French
song-and-dance man who has yet to this day to play tennis--but has also, of
course, given up bowling")
Yankee Folly of the Day:
Are we all anxiously holding our collective breath in anticipation of our
crestfallen Prez's upcoming speech? The one nobody will watch or listen to
because of the conflicting Green Bay Packers' game?