Originally Posted by IQuit
We are health fanatics and really look forward to finally having the time to do all the outdoor activities we love but haven't been able to do while working. Seeing our parents health decline has given us impetus to enjoy our remaining healthy years as much as possible.
Same for us. Neither parents made it past 70, and it wasn't pretty. Sadly, no one has made it into the 90's in two generations.
So we're trying to become more health conscious too, perhaps some would consider us "fanatics". Then again, we never did things the way other folks did. We retired to buy back time with money
We too love being outdoors. In retirement, it helps that we can pick more ideal weather instead of often doing stuff in the rain or in the dark just so we can get a few more miles in before having to go back to w*rk the next day. Life is great; come join the rest of us!