Scooter, The Itzhak Perlman Of Dogs, Beautiful Music With A Broken String

Scooter, The Itzhak Perlman Of Dogs, Beautiful Music With A Broken String

Beautiful Music With A Broken String? Truth Or Fiction? This is an inspiring tale, whether truth or urban legend. There's no doubt about Scooter, however! We all need inspiration and motivation to prepare for aging. Your strings will break, like it or not. Just keep right on playing your music for as long as you can.   ... Read more

Inspired To Run! Inspired To Blog For Athletes With Stents!

Inspired To Run! Inspired To Blog For Athletes With Stents!

"I ran 1 1/2 mile  4th of July Race today.  That is the longest I have run (and my first race) since my AAA ruptured two years ago.   For a guy who qualified and ran in the Boston Marathon, it was humbling to get blown away by my 5 year old grandson Marty.  But it did feel wonderful to run." James Inspired to run! Yep! That's my mission, when it comes to healthy aging, and getting over major health ... Read more

eBook By FitOldDog For Active Healthy Aging.

eBook By FitOldDog For Active Healthy Aging.

Dear Reader! We all age, but who says baby boomers can't enjoy active healthy aging? We all need motivation! We all benefit from inspiration. As an active, Ironman-distance triathlete, with aortic disease in the the form of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with a Cook Zenith Stent Graft, I most certainly benefit from the inspiration of older athletes, some much older than I. We all have to overcome health ... Read more

Human Inspiration During A Bike Ride: “I Had To Decide Whether To Live Or Die, I Chose To Live,” Said James.

Human Inspiration During A Bike Ride: "I Had To Decide Whether To Live Or Die, I Chose To Live," Said James.

When you ride a bike on the roads around here, it can be pretty dangerous, and people hurling abuse from fast moving vehicles is not unusual. Even hurling a beer bottle from time-to-time; it's rare to encounter human inspiration during a bike ride, but we did today! I was riding with Sue, along a fast, but fairly broad, two-lane road in the countryside.  Sue was in front. We always keep to single file, unless ... Read more

There Are Many Ways To Be Successful – Just Don’t Give Up!

There Are Many Ways To Be Successful - Just Don't Give Up!

There is more to a successful business or running race than going fast or making a fast buck. It's really about going at your own pace, having fun, working hard, and meeting great people, like Gloria, along the way. And remember, just don't give up! I must admit that I really admire my eldest son, Nick, for his grit, determination, and discipline, with it comes to his business, Shirts That Go, and his interests, ... Read more

Can You Imagine Being A FitOldDog? The Power Of Imagination Is Remarkable.

Can You Imagine Being A FitOldDog? The Power Of Imagination Is Remarkable.

"Facts and ideas are dead in themselves and it is the imagination that gives life to them." W.I.B. Beverage, cited by Maria Popova. "The miracle isn't that I finished [or didn't, in FitOldDog's case!]. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." John Bingham. Don't underestimate the power of imagination, and the value of inspiration from others. In fact, I read inspiring stories everyday, on Facebook, where ... Read more

Are You A FitOldDog? Tell Your Story And Inspire Others.

Are You A FitOldDog? Tell Your Story And Inspire Others.

Have you overcome a major health challenge, went on to get physically fit again, and you want to tell your story to inspire others? You are always welcome to tell your story here. I'm always looking for inspiration, myself, as everyone, even FitOldDog, has good days and bad days. I think it's all about brain chemistry, rather than what's going on in the outside world. I often hear from people who say that I ... Read more

Lonely Aging? Inspiration From A One-Armed Man.

Lonely Aging? Inspiration From A One-Armed Man.

Hi folks, welcome! If you are having a hard time finding inspiration to help you cope with aging, remember that there are always others who have overcome greater adversity into later life, and with a smile. Along with aging, can come a feeling of increased separation from the mainstream of society, but it can be countered by inspiration from others who have traveled a harder road, which is why I spoke to ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.