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Just got back from having a stress echo test done so the medical-industrial complex can decide how healthy I am.  It was pathetic.  Fifteen minutes on their little stationary bike and my calves felt like I’d just finished a triathlon.  On the other hand, if I were in great shape they’d just amp up the resistance and make me pedal longer, wouldn’t they?  So I suppose it all turns out the same in the end.

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