The Benefits of Middle-Age Fitness – NYTimes.com. <-click here for full NYT article.
My wife sometimes teases me about my walks, hikes, paleo wheelbarrow workouts, jumping sessions, visits to the gym, and even an occasional run ( OK, just once in the past 10 years).
I quip back with, ” You never know when you have to be ready!”
Ready for what?
How about next week’s planned hike up to the summit of Katahdin, which will be #16 for me, if the weather is right, and if I make it.
Or the grueling ascent last night of some 800 vertical feet in a mile to get to the top of the mountain bike trails on Ragged Mountain? The Bubbas are going to be there and I have a new strategy worked up- starting the climb 15 minutes early, so that I may make it up there around the same time as those young guys.
I got an email invite last night to head up to the top of Bald Mountain this afternoon. I’m going.
So do read this article. It’s encouraging.
But, am dismayed that when the article refers to middle-agers, they mention folks in their 40’s and 50’s.
So what am I ? Or you ?