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Fit Folks: Georgio R. Graf, 46

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Life is too short and too precious to sweat the small stuff, but I am a hypocrite for saying so. When you've worked in a corporate environment most of your life like I have, it's hard to keep stress levels manageable. Having a can-do attitude and a positive outlook seems to be the key to my overall health. Enduring cancer in 2007 and undergoing 13 sessions of chemotherapy and facing it alone certainly put my "motto" in fifth gear. Luckily, I have overcome these obstacles so far, with an angel on my side. Using my hands to architecture the landscape aesthetically is pure bliss. Being outside keeps me fit and active. Being relentlessly passionate keeps me young. Carpe Diem.

We're looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to pleblanc@statesman.com.