We are about a month into the new year, a time when many people who started out with a ton of motivation to get in better shape begin to fall right back into their old ways.
If you are thinking about hanging up your your running shoes until next year or canceling your gym membership already, perhaps you can get some motivation from this 85 year old.
At the Toronto Marathon, he raced in 15-year-old shoes and a singlet that was 20 or 30 years old. He has no coach. He follows no special diet. He does not chart his mileage. He wears no heart-rate monitor. He takes no ice baths, gets no massages. He shovels snow in the winter and gardens in the summer but lifts no weights, does no situps or push-ups. He avoids stretching, except the day of a race. He takes no medication, only a supplement that may or may not help his knees.
Proof that age is no excuse to not be active.