As a lifelong proponent of fitness and antiaging, I just love hearing stories of people who stretch and shatter the so-called limits mother nature has imposed upon us. Jack Lalanne towing 65 boats a mile on his sixtyfifth birthday, Johnny Kelly running marathons well into his eighties, “Granny D” walking across the United States at age 89. (she did ten miles per day by the way.) accounts like this force us to take a second look at how aging really affects us.
I came across another one today on Sonia Arrison’s great website. It seems that 80 year old adventurer Yuichiro Miura felt like going for a mountain climb recently so he decided upon one called Sagarmatha. That happens to be Nepalese for “Mount Everest.” No problem, he had already been there, done that 4 years prior. Any one older than this young guy wanna give it a try?
This proves again that you’re only as old as you think, provided you take care of yourself. And if you’re a youngster in your 60’s or 70’s, I guess theres still a lot you can do! Not only that, but the older and further out of shape you are the greater the gap or potential you have for improvement. This is why it’s so exciting when an 80 year old shows us how. He did feel a bit tired at the end of the day, though. Maybe he should give it up! 😉 story