Aging

Getting old sucks, if you let it.

At 50 my knees try to remind I am not 20 anymore. Today I did a 6 mile geo-caching event. A race that has 10 teams of highly competitive people. Looking around the group, I saw myself as the least agile.

I am built more like an NFL defensive lineman then a trail runner. When asked in the group who are runners, 7 of my my teammates raised their hand. I think the one who didn’t was just trying to bond with me.

I was optimistic as I have been working out 5 days a week and recently lost the equivalent of a first grader, 44 pounds, but everyone was younger and still lighter then me. It took two hours of jogging, climbing, crawling and nearly swimming, but out of the ten teams we won. My t-shirt dripped with sweat, I huffed and puffed but our team won.

Sometimes you just have to forget your preconceived fears.

One Comment

  1. Beth
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dwayne–I really enjoy your blog. I am runner too–just so I can eat more! Congrats on the race. I'm telling my blog/Twitter readers about you. Will you be at AAHSA or ICAA?
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    Beth Sanders, Founder & CEO, LifeBio.com

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