August 9, 2011

Tuesday Attitude: Ain’t no joke.

60 is the new 40. Diana Nyad swims about 30 hrs/50 miles of her planned journey.

It’s no less remarkable that in many, many full CF classes, the average age is 40…completing physical feats and maintaining heart rates that only the most extraordinary 20 year olds would dare.

“For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” -HW Longfellow
***We can extend HW sign up until tomorrow and still have shirts by Hero Week…hooray. More folks can sign up…get on the list…do 7 WODs in 7 days for fallen warriors! Last day to make sure your name has a check mark in the paid column of the HW sheets will be Wed Aug 10!***

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    Melissa August 9, 2011 Reply

    So then 40 is the new 20? Sweet!

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    Wicasa Yatapika August 9, 2011 Reply

    So what’s in a number…experience, understanding, humility, and wisdom…anyway that is what I think! Physical activity is more mental than anything else, and as you get older you get smarter about it. You learn to take better care of your body; physically, mentally, and spiritually. You learn to appreciate the now, because everything is fleeting. You learn to focus on what is in front of you and less on what is behind you. You learn that nothing worthwhile comes easy, and most things easy are not worthwhile, or lasting. You learn to go slow to go fast. You appreciate what’s in the rearview mirror but you don’t dwell on it. You learn that smarter more times than not can defeat brute force. You accept that aches and pains are part of the Journey and not excuses. You learn that you can achieve what you want, or you can have the reasons why not, your choice. So in the face of everything and everyone who doubts, questions, makes excuses, and flounders in the murky world of a perceived “safety”, throw caution to the wind and set the bar higher than what you believe, maybe just maybe you will reach higher than you ever thought possible, and leave the timid to point and ponder the so-called phoolishness of your exploits. I for one would rather go down fighting than end-up regretting a life not lived! Kudos to Diana for taking up a challenge that alluded her so many years ago, it is in the effort that we learn the most about the depth of the strength in our hearts!

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    Erics August 9, 2011 Reply

    Well said…VERY well said!!

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