April 05, 2013 Quiet determination. Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Post a Comment
Hope you're doing well, both the back and the non-running injuries!
That's terrible. What a streak it has been though. Great work. Hope the back gets fixed soon!
He didn't mention that he hurt his back while wrestling an alligator.
The way I hear it is, he was at the zoo with his family, and a child somehow climbed into the alligator pit. Ace dove over the fence, grabbed the child and with a herculean effort, heaved him over the fence to his screaming mother. Just as the boy launched out of Ace's arms, the gator struck, and twisting like a dervish, dragged him into the swampy mess.
It was at least 30 seconds before he surfaced above the tumultuous murk. He had the gator subdued by somehow getting his shirt tied around the furious animal's jaws.
As he climbed back over the fence to the cheering crowd that had gathered, Ace's loving wife called to him. He hurried to the bottom, and as he was running over to meet her, he slipped on a banana peel, and hurt his back.