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Ain't nothing gonna to break my stride

Sunday, February 23, 2014

One of my favorite actors, Will Smith, appeared on the first episode of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Will Smith discussed growing older with Jimmy. What he said resonated with me, so I transcribed this:

Will Smith (age 45) ~ “With the state of modern medicine, we are probably going to hit ninety. Ninety is like a real thing now, so this is like halftime. When you come out for the third-quarter in any sporting event, this third-quarter is an important quarter. That’s not the time when you start relaxing and you start chillin. You got to go get it in the third quarter.”

I’m past halftime. I’m not slowing down and I’m definitely not going to chill.

I may not go skydiving like Will Smith did this year, but I have some other ideas. I plan to take my yoga practice and strength training to the next level. I would like to hike in the mountains someday. I would like to experience kayaking. Hmmmm….full marathon (still a crazy thought).

Have you reached your halftime? How is the third-quarter? Are you slowing down?

Song lyrics from Mathew Wilder
"Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving
Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving"

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IRON_RESOLVE 3/16/2015 11:54PM

    Really Awesome Blog!! Thanks for posting!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/25/2014 7:08PM

    Hey, I'm going hiking in Nepal this year, and hiked to Machu Picchu in Peru last year. I guess I'M NOT SLOWING DOWN! Gotta do what we can, for as long as we can. There are no guarantees. Great blog. (hugs)

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BUTTERFLY-1976 2/24/2014 5:14PM


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RONI122 2/24/2014 1:27PM

    You are a great motivator! Thanks for keeping us inspired!

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FITAT50 2/24/2014 1:24PM

    Love this Lori! Keep pumping that iron moving running those races as long as you can!

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ZANNACHAN 2/24/2014 12:07AM

    Love this!

I did slow down, I confess, when I hit my late 20's--that's when I messed up my hip and it was a major set back on a previously active lifestyle. But I'm not ready to start winding down now--I'm just getting my second wind back!

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PKCTTS 2/23/2014 11:59PM

    Since both my great-grandmothers lived to around 100 and my grandmother is a fairly healthy 99, at 59 I probably have quite a bit of living yet to do. And, I plan to be as strong and healthy as I can be in order to enjoy every minute of it.

BTW - I have mountains and a kayak, come visit. LOL

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WONDERWOMAN 2/23/2014 10:27PM

    Smack dab in the middle of my third quarter (God willing) and I just registered for my first Full.... But, shhhh, don't tell anyone yet.

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PAULALALALA 2/23/2014 5:27PM

    emoticon post! emoticon Not quite done with the 3rd quarter yet, and feel the same...still working on getting better, stronger, smarter.... emoticon

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    I'm watching After Earth with Will & his son right now!

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LESLIELENORE 2/23/2014 3:23PM

    emoticon I am going to make the second half MINE!

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BOILHAM 2/23/2014 3:14PM

    Lucky me! I've been doing okay most of my life, and have bumped it up in my last quarter!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/23/2014 3:05PM

    emoticon blog/message!! Gives me something to really think about emoticon

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DALID414 2/23/2014 2:42PM

    I plan to live to 100, so I'm between the 1st and 2nd quarter still.

I had that song stuck in my head a whole weekend earlier this month! emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 2/23/2014 1:48PM

    Love the song, the sentiment, the picture and the blog!

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SIMONEKP 2/23/2014 1:27PM

    I'm still in the second quarter but I totally agree

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ONTHEPATH2 2/23/2014 1:16PM

    Yep - in the third quarter. Slowed down? Some. Had to change my activities a couple of times due to injuries - but still active. No longer can run or ski due to knee replacement, but walk, bike, swim, hike in the summer, walk the beaches in the winter - keep moving and looking forward to trying snowshoeing this winter and kayaking this summer! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/23/2014 12:57PM

    Absolutely awesome!!!

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