Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Well, I can't use that excuse any more - here's a little clip from Lisa Ling's documentary series on the OWN cable channel. Her documentary is called Our America and last night's episode was titled The Secret Lives of Seniors.
Since I know a lot of people don't get this cable channel, I definitely wanted to share this particular clip about Ida, the 97-year-old woman who just set a world record for the 100-yard dash for her age group, 95 yrs and older.
As I learned from watching the show last night, Ida did not even START running until she was 67 years old!! Her daughter is a running coach and talked Ida into taking up this activity to help with Ida's severe depression over losing her two sons in a relatively short period of time when the sons were in their 40s. The documentary said Ida was so depressed, she didn't want to continue living, let alone take up a new sport - 30 years later, Ida set the world record for the 100-yard dash. Watch this inspiring video and then ask yourself if YOU are 'too old to start running'