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