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Old 06-03-2014, 10:42 AM   #61
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Some people are "less old" than others no matter what their age. My new hero: Harriette Thompson

91-Year-Old Finishes San Diego Marathon | Runner's World & Running Times

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.....Thompson said she doesn’t think age should be a barrier for beginning exercise.

“You’re never too old to do it,” she said. “I started my first marathon at 76.”

....Thompson said she wasn’t able to train as much as she would have liked because she recently finished up radiation treatment to treat squamous cell carcinoma on her legs, but she surprised herself....

Thompson says she’s looking forward to taking a shower and getting a good night’s rest. Monday, she will celebrate her 67th wedding anniversary with her husband, Sydnor, 90, back in North Carolina.

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Some people are "less old" than others no matter what their age. My new hero: Harriette Thompson

91-Year-Old Finishes San Diego Marathon | Runner's World & Running Times
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On Sunday morning, Harriette Thompson, the 91-year-old marathoner, finished the Rock ’n’ Roll San Diego Marathon in 7:07:42, the fastest time on record by a woman age 90 or older.
A 91-year old running for 7 hours? My relatives in their 90s cannot stay awake for that long! Many did not even stay alive. So, what's my chance?
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On Sunday morning, Harriette Thompson, the 91-year-old marathoner, finished the Rock ’n’ Roll San Diego Marathon in 7:07:42, the fastest time on record by a woman age 90 or older.
So, what's my chance?
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Oh, I can run now, but when I get to 90, assuming I will even last that long, it is most likely that the walker will be in the way.
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Oh, I can run now, but when I get to 90, assuming I will even last that long, it is most likely that the walker will be in the way.
Nothing wrong with that, IMO. I would be ECSTATIC if I could finish a marathon, at any speed, even using a walker at age 90+! What an accomplishment that would be. I'd thumb my nose at all those other 90-year-olds with walkers who gave up and were napping by the side of the road.

This imaginary race of 90-year-olds that I am envisioning sounds terrific! I wonder if we boomers will be engaging in races like this.
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As driverless cars will be common at that point, surely they will have a powered smart walker that helps me cheat finish the race even if I doze off en route.



PS. When I went to the nursing home to visit my late father-in-law, the only race I saw there was people on wheelchairs getting to the dining room.
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I started to feel "old" when I no longer got "carded" buying beer/wine.

Then it went downhill as the "kids" working at stores and such started calling me "Sir".
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At age 93:

"Martin said he hopes to leap from the skies again during the anniversary."

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Nothing wrong with that, IMO. I would be ECSTATIC if I could finish a marathon, at any speed, even using a walker at age 90+! What an accomplishment that would be.
Well, these guys can do it:

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I don't feel old, but my next birthday will be 60! Oh my, how did that happen so quickly! I feel like I should be about 25. At any rate, the looming milestone birthday has me reading this thread with interest.
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Absolutely amazing!!! What an inspirational video. Thanks.
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I'm really envious of you geezers that don't feel old, just kidding about the geezer part . I'm "only" 51 but feel much older. Maybe it's my stressful life (ridiculously long work days, awful commute, DW's cancer fight...) I don't know, I just feel worn out, tired all the time, no energy (maybe it's low T?, yeah right) and I wonder how bad I'll feel when I really do get old I think I need a good long vacation...
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I don't feel old, but my next birthday will be 60! Oh my, how did that happen so quickly! I feel like I should be about 25. At any rate, the looming milestone birthday has me reading this thread with interest.
Hey, youngster, you're too young to even be thinking about aging! This weekend I am turning 66, which means I am on the downhill slide to 70 and I can see 70 peeking over the horizon at me. That's OK. I decided to re-define what being 70 is all about, for me.

After all, I can remember back in my twenties, when people said that really, you can't trust anybody over thirty. 30? Oh for Pete's sake. What a bunch of kids we were.
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After all, I can remember back in my twenties, when people said that really, you can't trust anybody over thirty. 30? Oh for Pete's sake. What a bunch of kids we were.
Yeah, now its don't trust anyone under 50.
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Question for those of you already retired, especially if you retired from stressful jobs...

Did you feel a new breathe of life/youth when you stopped working? Did having freedom to sleep/exercise/putz around bring back vitality?

(I'm 52 - and hoping to retire soon... and hoping for that effect... I'm exhausted at the end of work days.)
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Question for those of you already retired, especially if you retired from stressful jobs...

Did you feel a new breathe of life/youth when you stopped working? Did having freedom to sleep/exercise/putz around bring back vitality?

(I'm 52 - and hoping to retire soon... and hoping for that effect... I'm exhausted at the end of work days.)
Somewhat, yes, but not completely. I work on achieving this result. My "job" in retirement has been losing weight, working out at the gym, and so on. This, along with the tremendous stress reduction that comes with retirement, has helped quite a bit. In my case, I worked in a cubicle at a job that did not permit as much movement and exercise as I would have wished, so I am countering all those years of enforced sitting.
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I read an article recently from a newspaper writer who wrote a column about getting yelled at by his editor for attaching the word "elderly" to a specific name of a person. He was told only use that word in generalities, but not to a specific age or person as if offends the older readers who are the biggest subscribers to newspapers.


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I'm really envious of you geezers that don't feel old, just kidding about the geezer part . I'm "only" 51 but feel much older. Maybe it's my stressful life (ridiculously long work days, awful commute, DW's cancer fight...) I don't know, I just feel worn out, tired all the time, no energy (maybe it's low T?, yeah right) and I wonder how bad I'll feel when I really do get old I think I need a good long vacation...
I think stress has a lot to do with how old we feel. I swear I felt old from my mid 30s to mid 40s. Tired, achy, stressed...just exhausted all the time. I was convinced my aches and pains were primarily coming from looking at my computer all the time. Must be poor ergonomics, I thought. While I still have tough days I've never felt younger and healthier. Over the last 18 months, I've changed my diet, I get more sleep (not always the best sleep) and exercise about 6 days a week. My neck and shoulders don't hurt anymore, I'm more flexible, I'm at my ideal body weight and my mood is greatly improved. I find that I slide when I don't have enough to do... snacking too much and getting lazy. Kind of makes me wonder if I'll be able to keep this lifestyle up in retirement. Always thought I'd exercise more when I have more time but I think it may actually take more discipline. Well, there's no way I will go back to feeling as bad (and old) as I did before, so I guess I just answered my own question.
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I'm 59, going to be sixty and was excited that I would Age up this year in triathlon rankings as I have always been slow. In previous years there have been zero or maybe one other over 60 women competing. So I did a small tri a couple of weeks ago, thinking I would place first or second. There were SIX women in my age group!!! I placed 4th! What an eye opener that there are lots of folks out there still kicking it around. The only time I feel old is when I have to remember something...so I just keep swimming....
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