Saturday, January 14, 2012
We love to hear about the great things that Old Guys are doing to further prove that Old Guys Rule. There are so many different endeavors that Old Guys are pursuing and we can't keep track of everyone, but we'd love to try. Are there Old Guys that you know who are doing great things? Please tell us about it on our Facebook page so that we can share it with our friends.
We recently stumbled upon a blog post
that is exactly the kind of thing we'd like to hear about. There is an Old Guy who will be embarking on a 3,000 mile journey in just a couple of short months. 3,000 miles isn't that far if you're in a plane. It's an obnoxiously long drive. This guy won't be using a plane or a car…he's walking. 3,000 miles on foot. He'll be celebrating his 70th birthday while he is on his journey.
We think the story of Mike Shaw
is so inspirational. He will be walking from Dana Point, California to New York, New York to raise money for two charities: The Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Wounded Warrior Project. His goal is to raise $100,000. His friend, Doug Roberts
will be joining him for part of his journey.
We were excited to read about their efforts and we wish them all the best on their journey. It's truly inspirational to read about such a testament to friendship, philanthropy, life and to the fact that Old Guys Rule!
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Staying fit is so important; of course all Old Guys know that. It is the key to being able to do the things we enjoy…surfing, fishing, hiking, running and even just working on our cars. In January, every year, the gyms and the beaches are flooded with people who are trying to keep the resolutions that they've made for the New Year. We know in a couple of months, the crowds will dwindle and it will be back to the normal for those of us who have made staying fit a part of our lives.
Until things go back to normal, we think about what keeps us inspired to stay fit. For some, it's the desire to keep getting on the board and riding the waves. For others, it's the simple wish to go for a run and clear their heads. And for the competitive Old Guys, it's the desire to keep up and push ahead of the "other guys."
We keep working at staying in shape day after day, year after year. We feel pretty good about that. It means so much to be able to do the things we love to do and usually, that is enough to keep at it. Sometimes, though, we need a little extra inspiration. In case you should ever find yourself in a similar situation, here are some Old Guys who give us that extra boost:
the 64-year-old who surfs the cold waters of the Atlantic, year round. He's also the author of "Surfing Cold Water: A New Englander's Off Season Obsession."
a 66-year-old marathon runner who has ran more than 50 marathons in 50 states. He suffered a back injury about 20 years ago and was in a wheelchair for a time.
He ran his first marathon at age 56.
Bob Evans and his power-lifter friends
that are mostly in their 60s and 70s. This group of guys joined together to do a heavy lifting workout in a Chatsworth, CA garage when their former
What keeps you inspired? Have you seen an Old Guy ruling fitness? We'd love to hear about it. You can share it here or on our Facebook Page
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