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Friday, December 25, 2015

As an ardent believer in the Blue Zones concept, I have decided to make even more good changes in my life. In high school, I ran in track, and over the years, I continued to run. At times it was more sporadic than regular, but it was always in my life. Then I got busy. It doesn't matter whether it was having children, getting divorced, working full fime, going back to school, or what it was. I always had an excuse for not being more active. Even through all of that, I kept trying to include some sort of physical activity in my life. I joined a gym several times, and those also became merely sporadic.

On December 16 of this year, I began walking on a more regular basis. My new tenant in a little studio apartment I rent out is an old friend from years ago. Every morning she and I have been walking. Sometimes we walk in the neighborhood and sometimes we go down to the drive along the beach. I am now up to doing 2 miles with her, and another 1 mile in just regular activity around the yard and my house.

I've been a fan of Jeff Galloway's run-walk-run routine for many years, but I have not tried it. I have a goal of doing a 5K before long. I haven't set a date for the goal yet, because I need to find out when the next ones are scheduled here in my area. I also have a goal of eventually walking "The Way," although I haven't told anyone about that one yet. One thing at a time!!

In order for this blog to make sense, you need to know something else about me. I turned 81 years old in September, I am in my third career as a full time tenured professor and I have loads of energy. I am extremely healthy with none of the usual problems that most people my age have. While I don't feel physically fit, I am better right now than I was even a year ago.

So, don't ever let anyone tell you that you are too old to start something new. None of us is ever too old to get back into living a fit and healthy life! Read about the Blue Zones, and get going!
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    What a wonderful inspiration you are!
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    448 days ago
    Love this "Don't ever let anyone tell you that you are too old to start something new. None of us is ever too old to get back into living a fit and healthy life! "
    I am 71 and have some health problems I am dealing with.
    You give me hope.
    I will definitely look up Blue Zone and The Way.
    Thank you for posting this.
    1051 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon Thanks for the inspiration! I'll be googling "Blue Zones" to learn more about your journey.
    1221 days ago
    emoticon I'm not familiar with "The Blue Zones" or "The Way", but I'm going to check them out. Thank you for sharing your journey! You are a beautiful inspiration! emoticon
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    1226 days ago
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