Marathons without Walls
Our Autistic hero Alan Turing 1912-1954 was also a runner. He was a member of several running clubs in England and did all kinds of events. In the book by Andrew Hodges (1983) called The Enigma, Author Hodges quotes many letters from Alan to various people (no phones in those days) and one to his mother stated how we had participated in a big running event and his team mates were sore and hurting he was unaffected. Odds are he was, he just never felt it! Again we don't feel 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9 on the pain scale.
Our modern Anthropology also has the same story to tell weather we are doing athletics or suffering from an injury. It seems our new age needle aspies are also pain tolerant as well only they are at a bigger disadvantage as Modern Autism "professionals" are really trying too hard to help. If autism professionals would listen to our story and look at our X-rays they might indeed wake up to the Crypto Sensitivity Autism Guidelines the Autism Society just dusted off again.
I know we are on the bottom of the gene pool and our story is too wild but, before modern autism it was at least somewhat understood. Naturally no traditional thinker can even fathom the idea that we don't feel pain or that matter think in a different process and hear WAY more than you do. They work under the assumption if they don't, we can't possibly have the super keen and lacking senses all at once.
Rich Shull,,,, http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com/
The "best autism book ever" ALAN TURING: The Enigma By Andrew Hodges Simon and Schuster New York. Copyright 1983 Related Item PBS-BBC show entitled Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitmore, based on The Enigma.