I’m slower now, age changes everything I’ve discovered. I was a high school athletics competitor, though never a winner. I made the rugby, soccer, hockey and volley-ball teams. I ran in school marathons, and later jogged the beach for 6kms. My feet were always the main problem, being flat footed led to pain, but I always plugged on. When we climbed Bluff Knoll last year I was slower than I’d like, loved it but I was no longer as athletic as I was in my head 🙂 (I always think younger), it was a labour of love to get to the top (and Jon was very patient) I slept well that night.
I admire those who remain involved in athletics in senior years. In fact I have a friend, Stephen, who really enjoys veteran athletics, and he is a good example.