I decided to write my latest newsletter on caring for parents and grandparents by encouraging them to stay in shape, though the best time to start is when the kids are grown, somewhere in your 40s (if not before).
In response to this August 2013 Newsletter, I received two interesting links, each demonstrating starkly different, but highly effective, approaches to getting on with your life as you age. I have featured them here, in addition to a short inspiring story of my own.
Story #1: Ted Stanley – Inspiring artist (I received this link from my elder brother, Brian, thanks):
“If You Don’t Try, You’re a Loser” August 08 , 2013
by Jeremy Rowland
“When Ted Stanley’s wife passed away in March of 2011, he was faced with a dilemma.
Others, like Ted Stanley, recognize that there are things in this life that are beyond our control. Things are going to happen whether we will them or not, and if one is going to exist in this world of “what ifs” and unknowns, one must roll with the punches and take control of what can be controlled.
That’s exactly what Ted did.”
Story #2: Senior Games - The video, linked to the image below, says it all (I received this information from a trusty follower, Anita, much appreciated):
Story #3: Octogenarian Triathlete. FitOldDog was dropped twice by Bob Scott at the Eagleman Half Ironman when Bob was aged 81 and 82, 14 years older than FitOldDog:
I’m no great athlete, but in my defense I did qualify for the 2009 Boston Marathon (age 66) and recently for the World 70.3 (Half Ironman) Championships, 2013 (age 70). But I don’t seem to be able to beat Bob Scott at the Eagleman Half. He is about 14 years older than I, so surely I should be able to catch him as he goes by me on the run each time. He’s just a better athlete, especially under hot conditions. But I’ve been working on heat training and I intend to try again in 2014, so I hope he’s there.
There is inspiration all around us, so get out there and do stuff before it’s too late.
Important Note: These posts do not provide medical advice. You should always consult your physician before undertaking or significantly modifying an exercise program.
Copyright © 2010 Kevin T. Morgan aka FitOldDog, Old Dogs in Training, LLC.
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