Last week, I didn’t post because I was mentally preparing to run the St. Petersburg Inaugural Rock n Roll Half Marathon. This one required a lot of preparation, meditation, and medication. My right hip hadn’t fully recovered from my November 5th race. But, I was determined to run it. As a result, it was the longest and most painful run I have ever done though I still had a 2:49:08 finish time. The lessons: 1) Will power and a strong body can take you a long way…mind over matter, and 2) Listen to your body; and when it says rest…..REST.
Now, the continuation of my Credo for Aging… Again, the series is based on my upcoming book, 101 Nuggets of Truth for Women who Want to Age with Dignity and Confidence.
- Be resilient.
“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bern Williams
- Have some diversity in your life.
“Variety is the spice of life. – American Proverbs
- Be compassionate.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
- Embrace imperfection.
“Only the gods are considered capable of producing anything perfect. Whenever something is made, a flaw is left on purpose so the gods will not be offended.”– Malaysian Culture
- Be appreciative.
“Appreciation is the strongest, purest form of love. It is the outward-bound kind of love that asks for nothing and gives everything.” – Unknown
There are many more nuggets to come. Meanwhile, if you have some nuggets (or comments) you would like to share, I welcome them. As always, I am open and receptive to anything you have to say.
THIS WEEK’S SUPERWOMEN
This week, I have some superwomen … an entire dancing/singing troupe… made up of senior citizens where the average age is between 72 and 75. The event: The Fab Follies 14th Season Production of The Best of Times. The ensemble consisted of 26 seniors where the average age was between 72 and 75, I think. It may have been older. I don’t know. All I know is this: these women and men were amazing. They moved like 30 year olds. The costumes were fabulous. You would have had to see the show to believe it. It was like watching a Broadway musical. Rather than talk about it, I’ll just show you a few photos I captured.