Wednesday, April 11

When I grow up

When I grow up, I want to be just like this:

In case you haven't heard already, 86 year old Johanna Quaas proves that we don't need to sit quietly on the sidelines as we get older. In fact, the woman might have more upper body strength than the average 20-something guy (and is definitely more fit than Stephen Colbert).

"Accomplished gymnast" is not the image most of us imagine when we think of an 86-year-old. But I like this option better than the stereotype of crocheting doilies while sitting in a rocking chair or (worse) being wheeled around a senior day care center in a wheelchair.
So maybe I don't want to be "just" like her...
The last time I got on a balance beam, I split my lip open falling off of that balance beam.

But I do want to keep running well into my golden years.

What's your idea of a good retirement: quietly relaxing or taking on some new challenge?


  1. New challenge...always :)

    So cool to see that video...Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Me too! Amen! Everytime I read about an 85 year old running a marathon I am so inspired! Let's do it! Let's be those old ladies out there running around. :)

  3. Love this- what a great example! :)

  4. Wow - the flexibility is very impressive. No excuses, right?

  5. New challenges........definitely!!


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