Monday, November 10, 2014

83 is Awesome!


I think only a few times in our lives do we brush shoulders with true inspiration.  Today, I was in an Aqua Aerobics class.  A lovely silver-haired woman was in front of me. She was far out preforming me.  When we did a  stretch and tone exercise she easily locked both hands behind her back and lifted high.  Her arms were very firm and toned. She was never out of breath or out of step.

Later in the locker room, I saw her sitting in her granny panties and 4" bolster bra as she rifled through her bag for clothes.  I said, "I was behind you in class today.  You are very fit.  I noticed how toned and defined your arms are."  She smiled a sweet, endearing smile and thanked me.


As she she walked out, she looked over her shoulder and said, "I'm 83."


I smiled and replied , "You are an inspiration."

She was walking so fast. I don't know if she heard me.

Awesome.

Really, really awesome.  Go 83!







11 comments:

  1. I curl with a lady who is turning 90 this year!! She still sweeps the ice and gets down to throw the rock (unless others younger than her who use a stick to push it). She does yoga every morning and walks 2 miles per day. She is unbelievable! Like your friend, a true inspiration. I hope to be half as active as my friend when/if I'm her age.

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    1. Aren't we so happy that 'age' has a new no-limits definition? We are so lucky to see these older ladies as fit and happy,

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  2. Wow! I'm 74 and do not have toned arms.....just long sleeve tops!!! I do walk 2/3 miles three times a week. Wonder if that's going to help at 83!

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    1. Patty you and MC are the ultimate role models! Keep walking and doing what you do so well. I hope and pray that I am half the woman you are if (God Bless) I hit 74! Love you guys so much!

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  3. My grandmother told me that if you reach down and touch your toes every day you will always be able to do it. When she was 84 she tripped over a water hose while coming down from a ladder painting her house trim, breaking her knee. She died a few weeks later due to surgery complications. Thanks for sharing this story...makes me want to walk away from my computer and do something.

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    1. Oh, Sweet Gina, it breaks my heart that your dear grandmother lost her life after tripping over a STUPID water hose. Rock on granny that she was on a ladder painting trim. My DIL turned me on to getting out and working out when she realized I was consumed with reading blogs and my computer. I'm so happy I listened to her!!!

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    2. Gina- I have NO clue why this labels my reply as "Anonymous". (Belated Halloween trick?}

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