He is 68 years old today

@Drosophila (16692)
Ireland
January 18, 2017 6:57am CST
He is 68 years old today He used to run marathon for the Olympics.. He still works for London marathons every year. He runs local maraons for charity. He can still run 5miles in 35 minutes. He is my student learning to use computers. He tells me "running is good for the head!" Man, I feel old and rusty compare to him! and I'm only half his age! Sometimes, age is just a number. Life is just what you do from sunrise to sunset. Do you know any energetic 70 years olds? How do you feel about aging?
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@MALUSE (46031)
• Uzbekistan
18 Jan 17
I'm old but I'm certainly not as energetic. I've hated sports all my life. So this doesn't change now.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
18 Jan 17
ya, it's like I've never liked the idea of being a vegetarian, not going to start now either
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@JudyEv (141939)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
I've never enjoyed sports except that I did enjoy riding horses. I was useless at everything else.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
20 Jan 17
@JudyEv well, I don't like running myself, but I found rope skipping fun and a good workout
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• New Delhi, India
18 Jan 17
Yes age.is not a factor if you have a strong will power to do so
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
18 Jan 17
Ya, definitely the case with my student. I can't even walk 5miles without breaking into a sweat lol
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• New Delhi, India
19 Jan 17
@Drosophila I guess what will I do in that case
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
19 Jan 17
@amitkokiladitya I think its best to do more exercise for sure
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@DianneN (92251)
• United States
19 Jan 17
There are many fit and healthy people at that age and older. Good for him to knock old age down!
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
20 Jan 17
Exactly! He and many others give me hope about growing old
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@DianneN (92251)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@Drosophila You should always be hopeful of growing old! Lol!
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
21 Jan 17
@DianneN definitely! when I look at your pictures of retirement.. it's reassuring :)
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@JudyEv (141939)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
Some older people are amazing aren't they?
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
19 Jan 17
Absolutely, I think they give me hope
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• United Kingdom
1 Feb 17
@Drosophila Give me hope Joanna 'til the morning comes.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
19 Jan 17
Not in my country. We, as a people, are too laid back.Also our country do not encourage running or jogging...too risky with the crime rate so high.So we are all old by the time we reach our forties.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
20 Jan 17
Right erm guess it's all about buy a farm and run there or join a gym
@Daljinder (22181)
• India
18 Jan 17
My grandfather. He is 78 or 79? I think. He is very active and has a set routine. Ex-Army rountine
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
18 Jan 17
Amazing! I do think the army can really help to regulate a person's daily schedule
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@just4him (132729)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jan 17
He's doing very well. Me, I wish we could reverse the aging process.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
19 Jan 17
They did find what's causing aging, so ya might be matter of time
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@just4him (132729)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jan 17
@Drosophila I hate to think what they found is the reason we're aging. I can tell you and I guarantee it has nothing to do with science.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
20 Jan 17
@just4him ya they have a few hypotheses, mostly only tested in worms I believe
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
My husband is I his early 70s. He plays shinny hockey 5 days a week.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
1 Feb 17
amazing stuff and good to hear :)
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
2 Feb 17
@Drosophila I hope to do the same.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
6 Feb 17
@paigea that's a good goal for sure.
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@sol_cee (18440)
• Japan
22 Jan 17
Maybe you should say 68 years young.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
23 Jan 17
Hahaha that's a good one
@jstory07 (72477)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jan 17
To me age is just a number. I do not care about age. I just want to be healthy and stay that way as I get older.
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
23 Jan 17
agreed staying healthy is key
@hereandthere (33424)
• Philippines
20 Jan 17
oh, my. and i can't even manage stairs! so what computer lessons are you teaching him? oh, and i love that line "Life is just what you do from sunrise to sunset"
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
21 Jan 17
well funnily enough, he wanted to learn how to watch marathons on YouTube. I've never seen a guy so passionate about running. It's refreshing. Age seemed to have done nothing to dull that passion. Ya, life is exactly that, one can seek all grand meanings or big picture stuff in the meaning of life, the concept of life, the origin of life, and the purpose of life. But really, personal life is as simple as the things we do day to day.
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@gracey90 (51)
18 Jan 17
Yes, my president
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@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
18 Jan 17
Great!
@Orson_Kart (4483)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 17
Running long distances is not good for your joints, so I don't do it. I do like to keep fit, but I think by the time I am 70 it will be limited to just walking. Fortunately that is ages away, so I can continue with my current regime to maintain my racing snake physique.
@Drosophila (16692)
• Ireland
31 Jan 17
lol.. ya, my student tells me its all about stretching.. you just have to stretch out, warm up properly before you run. and great shoes
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• United Kingdom
1 Feb 17
@Drosophila Oh I am good at stretching things. Usually my imagination.