Master The Art Of Aging – Stent Or No Stent!

The Art Of Aging!

Aging comes with certain challenges!

It takes a little courage!

Which I know you have!

stent or no stent: Bob Scott, triathlete.

AFTER STENT SURGERY: Bob beat me again, at age 84. Remarkable, and basically a great guy. A true athlete. Doing it for the love of the sport.

Just read the story of Bob Scott!

“Scott had chest pain during a bike ride a decade ago, and did what any triathlete would do. He rode his bike to his doctor’s office. After an examination, his suspicions of cardiac disease confirmed, the doctor wanted Scott to head to the hospital for a cardiac cath. Scott agreed and started to put his helmet back on to ride his bike to the hospital. The doctor would have none of it and Scott was transported in the usual fashion. After a stent placement and recovery, he went on to set the Kona age group records for the next age group (75-79) as well” John Post

I first met Bob at a triathlon.

At age 81, Bob came by me, on the run, in the Maryland Half Ironman. I was in my late 60s, and pretty fit.

He beat me again, when he was 82 and yes, 84! He said a friendly, “Hi, Kevin,” as he cruised by.

Bob had mastered the art of aging!

stent or no stent: Inspiring book by Benjamin Carey of Heartosaurus. From : http://goo.gl/lePdB

Here’s an inspiring story, for you. Sure inspired me!

Do you want to be in race shape, for whatever your race, in your 60s, 70, 80s and beyond?

Your race could be anything, it’s all the same:

  • Getting to the bathroom unaided (I’ve been in that race).
  • Escaping from the hospital after surgery, as fast as you can.
  • Returning to your beloved sport, or activity.
  • Tackling a new challenge, be it mental or physical.

HOWEVER:

I highly recommend that you carry out the sports benefit-risk assessment, at this link.

Learn to listen to your body, which takes some practice.

If you can, find a coach who understands the challenges of aging.

If you can, find a physician with a knowledge of such things; one like Larry!

Wishing you happy trails.

FitOldDog

 

Comments

  1. Elliot Gordon says:

    Dear Kevin,

    Doug Wolff keyed me into your website. I’m 74, just passed my ACE Personal Trainer certification and interested in helping “other 74 year-olds” getting physically fit / overcoming medical challenges (I, by example, had an aortic dissection 8 years ago and luckily survived). While I was a marathon runner prior to the dissection I was able to return to running, although a quite a lower level (quite lower).

    I’d be interested in your guidance as to how to morph my new certification into a meaningful training program. Currently, I am still doing my toxicology consulting, but am looking to the future.

    Thanks, in advance, to your guidance.

    Best regards,
    Elliot

    • Hi Elliot. Good to hear from you.
      I find this to be a marketing problem, not a training problem. I attempt to educate through blogging, writing ebooks, answering questions, and generally networking. I find publishing books to be the most enjoyable. If you want to do one-on-one teaching, the only way is local networking. You will also benefit from a blog, and solid webpages. I build all that stuff myself, but it has been a steep learning curve over the last six years. I’m just starting to get some traction.
      It has been very satisfying to help people. Making a living doing it is a different, but related, challenge.
      Happy to talk anytime.
      Where are you located?
      There is a life to be had beyond Toxicology.
      kev
      PS Please say ‘Hi!’ to Doug. I hope he’s well.

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