What is Age?

Does age define who we are and what can do or not do? Today, we hear about how older workers are being discriminated. Some feel when you reach the age of 60 years old that you have nothing to give and physically not able to do much. Let me tell you about 3 women running friends that prove that theory wrong:

  • Alice competed in her first marathon, Marine Corps, at the age of 60. She did it in 4:10:49, placed 4th in her age group and qualify for Boston Marathon.
  • Next is Maureen, she turned 65 this year. To celebrate her birthday, she ran her first marathon. She competed in the Stone Cat Trail Marathon. after finishing, she said she is ready to do more.
  • This year, I competed in my first Half Ironman at age of 63, Pumpkinman Half, finishing 3rd in may age group. Competed and completed 5 other endurance event this year. And I want to do more.

Today, many in their 60s say,  “60 is the new 50, which we have a lot more to give and do.” So don’t label or stereotype age of 60 or more, you will be lectured that we are wiser and better than our 20s.

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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