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When you think you can't walk another step, look toward the can do it. I am living proof. Turned 70 today and walked total for 13 or 14 miles in last 2 weeks. emoticon
- Submitted by 2BEATIT1 10/5/2010 in Exercise | 58 Comments
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IRISHANGIE1 7/14/2012 9:33:00 AM

    Fantastic!!! I am enjoying walking more and more each day since joining spark People and choosing a healthier lifestyle!! You are living proof that walking is a great form of exercise, but I should already know this my grandfather walked a mile each day almost to the day he died and he was 96!! You are an inspiration to us all!!! emoticon
JUSTJENNN 7/14/2012 6:42:00 AM

    Well done and so true! The minute we take our eyes OFF the goal is when we lose sight of why we are doing this in the first lace.
LIZSMITH2010 10/6/2010 10:19:00 AM

    That is really awesome. Thank you for sharing your words of encouragement. It goes a long way to show people that now matter what your physical age or condition, we should strive for our personal best without giving up! emoticon
HYATTI1 7/5/2014 9:14:00 PM

    Another second time around, but still its a plus congratulations.
LEANMEAN2 7/5/2014 7:05:00 AM

    Congratulations! Way to go.
EO4WELLNESS 7/1/2014 9:53:00 PM

GODDREAMDIVA1 6/30/2014 7:22:00 AM

BANNERMAN 6/30/2014 12:12:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
GODDREAMDIVA1 6/29/2014 7:30:00 PM

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GODDREAMDIVA1 6/29/2014 7:29:00 PM

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CHEBBA 6/29/2014 6:53:00 PM

    Yes yes yes! What a terrific example you are setting. Well said and WELL DONE!
LOVINGKATE 6/29/2014 3:28:00 PM

    emoticon 70 and fit!! I hope I can do as well as you when I'm 70. emoticon
REBECKY441 6/29/2014 1:20:00 PM

LCRUMLEY81 6/29/2014 1:06:00 PM

    Thanks for the reminder i needed it today
MAMAMOOSE54 6/29/2014 10:00:00 AM

    What an inspiration-thank you for sharing.
PYNETREE 6/29/2014 8:02:00 AM

    Good for You!! You are an inspiration! emoticon
VAINVT 6/29/2014 7:22:00 AM

    Inspiring. I'm an older woman, too, and find joy in being strong, healthy, and able to do things I couldn't do when I was younger.
DELLMEL 6/29/2014 6:51:00 AM

ARDILYA 10/22/2012 3:04:00 PM

    That is awesome!!! My goal is to be fit and active when I am 70 and beyond. This is really great news. It just goes to show you what can be accomplished if you set goals.
DJHUMPHREY 10/17/2012 12:08:00 AM

    That is so cool!
One of my best friends is 70 and she still wears high heels up stairs!
Good for you !
DJHUMPHREY 10/17/2012 12:08:00 AM

    That is so cool!
One of my best friends is 70 and she still wears high heels up stairs!
Good for you !
JLLOVETT 10/16/2012 12:27:00 PM

NVRDWN88 10/5/2012 7:55:00 AM

    This makes me think of every race I did this year, from 5ks, 5 milers , half, full, and an every race I had someone in their 60 s and 70s smoke me 42....I get so proud of them when i read the results and see a 71 yr old ran a 21 minute 5k.....this isn't easy for the average 20 yr old ....way to go I hope someday I can run with them.......
LADYBUGOF14 10/2/2012 11:12:00 PM

    Thank you for your inspiration. I'm 64 and have been disabled for 18 years. Walking is my only form of exercise. I'm heading to the treadmill at 8 pm and do my walking! Thank you for the boost!!!
DJHUMPHREY 10/2/2012 10:12:00 PM

    That is so very cool!!!
LEANMEAN2 10/2/2012 7:01:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
JANETTEB553 10/1/2012 5:11:00 PM

    Fantastic emoticon
CHERYLSBUTT 10/1/2012 5:02:00 PM

    You are ....simply awesome!
Thanks for the inspiration
YOYOSMA1 10/1/2012 2:19:00 PM

NESARIAN 10/1/2012 1:53:00 PM

    Awesome role modeling!
EPATTEN79 10/1/2012 1:06:00 PM

    Staying focused is the name of the game.
FLRED12 10/1/2012 11:54:00 AM

    You are absolutely right and a real inspiration. emoticon
LANEE24 10/1/2012 10:26:00 AM

DNRAE1 10/1/2012 8:00:00 AM

    Fabulous! You inspire me! Thanks. emoticon
INGMARIE 10/1/2012 7:08:00 AM

    well done; emoticon
CMORISAK 10/1/2012 6:56:00 AM

MRSTAZMAYO 10/1/2012 6:16:00 AM

    Well done! We have friends in their 70s who walk three miles almost every day. I want that to be me someday! emoticon
LOGOULD 8/24/2012 9:52:00 PM

    It's the first step that is the hardest emoticon emoticon
DEARTOMYHEART 7/19/2012 12:26:00 PM

    emoticon So very true. Keep on keepen on!!
DOBSONSM 7/16/2012 7:51:00 AM

JPEARL127 7/15/2012 9:28:00 AM

    Inspiring!! My husband tells me that at 64 I am too old to be thinking about doing a 5k or a half marathon down the line. You have proven to me that it CAN be done!
J2740LOU 7/14/2012 9:22:00 PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing! You are amazing.
GARDENSFORLIFE 7/14/2012 5:56:00 PM

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HIGHNOON 7/14/2012 5:30:00 PM

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BAMAGAL35758 7/14/2012 1:10:00 PM

    Way to go!! I just bought a treadmill and have started losing weight.So far I am down 44lbs! emoticon
CHERYLSBUTT 7/14/2012 12:31:00 PM

    I am proving this to myself each day I run in the Summer Challenge!!!
SOMKHE 7/14/2012 10:55:00 AM

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INGMARIE 7/14/2012 10:25:00 AM

    emoticon fantastic , ceep it up. emoticon
COOKI3123 7/14/2012 10:11:00 AM

    WOW.....inspiring emoticon
GINA180847 7/14/2012 9:42:00 AM

    In the last 8 yrs. I have been walking almost daily for a total of 3 to 5 miles daily. I am certainly in much better shape than I'd been before and now I am 65 and still going strong.
LIMIG2 7/14/2012 9:42:00 AM

TURNINGTABLES21 7/14/2012 8:49:00 AM

GINGERVISTA 7/14/2012 8:20:00 AM

    I TOTALLY know what you mean! I did a 5K turkey trot just 2 days before my 60th birthday with my best time EVER! We're not older, we're just 'new & improved!' emoticon
JAZZYLADY36 7/14/2012 6:03:00 AM

    Well done i hope you keep walking have fun while you do it is the best.
HYATTI1 7/14/2012 6:02:00 AM

    Congratulations on your mileage. Quite impressive.
CAZBRAZ 10/5/2010 10:08:00 AM

    Well done you! I love walking, and hope I'll still be able to enjoy it daily when I'm 70.

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