Week 6 of Barry’s C25K training ended with an epic 2 mile run and some extragalactic humor.
I think this week set the tone for every run, every bike ride, every swim, every step I’ll take in my life from this moment on…
APPROACH WITH CONFIDENCE, A GOAL AND A SOH (SENSE OF HUMOR).
At 63, Barry wants to run a 5K in a prepared, healthy, competitive way. Competitive for himself. And he wants to have fun.
I’m turning 59 on Thursday. One year from this week I’ll be in another decade. My 60’s. I used to think people in their late 50’s and 60’s were old. Ancient.
Now I know better. We Boomers are a healthy, competitive group of people. We’ve lived through generations of great innovation and great tragedy. We are resilient. We love to keep up with our own children… and now our grandchildren.
We are neither old nor ancient.
We are fun.
Case in point. Yesterday. At various intervals, I was running alongside, behind, ahead of Barry in my own resurgence of running, doing my own C25K training.
I took my cell phone out of my pocket and began to video Barry as he was about to complete his first consecutive 2 miles of running with his C25K program. This consecutive 2 miles was a dream just 6 weeks ago when running 60 seconds seemed unlikely.
What did I see? A smooth, healthy, competitive runner.
What did I hear? Barry’s incredible, awesome, inspiring, humbling, fabulous SOH. Sense Of Humor…
I love being a Boomer. I love the freedom of it, the self-competition of it, the health of it… and especially the humor of it.
3 Weeks to go. C25K. CP3O (or however you say it!).
Look at this guy GO! Epic run, extragalactic SOH and then some (meaning how hot can one old guy get?)!
“Look at Chew-bacca!”
Now for WEEK 7. 3 consecutive miles. (Maybe Barry will get the C-3PO right this time and make his 9 grandchildren proud!)