….and My Story Runs On….
If you know me, you know that I LOVE LOVE when “older” people are doing amazing things when it comes to fitness and running. Too many people think it’s too late or just give up on themselves because of their age…and I always say it’s never too late!
You may remember his last testimonial that I posted on my blog on 10/13, Testimonial from a 68 year old Triathlete.
Well a few weeks ago, I was thinking about him and sent him an email to see how things were going. After I received his response, I invited him to join me on a trail run this morning. As always, I’m so inspired by him….not just because of his age but I forgot that he had a pacemaker! He actually had to ask his Doctor to change it because I guess most doctors don’t assume their patients are athletes and it was limiting his abilities. Here was his email to me on 4/28/14:
“Things have been going really well. Here is the record…
Sept 2013 Lifetime Triathlon – came in 1st in my age group (65-69) beat second place by 45 min. Run pace 11:41 for 5K.
Nov 2013 Phoenix 10K – Run pace 10:29 (time 1:05)
April 2104 Lifetime Triathlon – came in 1st in age group (70-74) beat second place by 35 min. Run pace 11:29 for 5k.
(if you feel inspired to share your comments, do so below…I want to hear your story too!)