Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stopping the Slide

There is no fountain of youth nor do we seek it.  What we are really trying to do is to stop the slide.  I will be 59 in less than two weeks so I think about this stuff.  I look a lot more forward to turning 60 and being the youngest person in my age group, then I do 59 and being the oldest.  So how do I get through this when my body and mind say NO?!

Clearly if I jump 12' (3.66m) every year until I die then I improved every year.  Of course that won't happen as age assures that your capacities will be diminished.  Defying age in this manner "feels" like a fountain of youth to us othe the downswing on our abilities.  And THAT is why I continue the grind in a battle I know I will eventually lose.  The longer I can stay the same the longer I can improve.  With that said I have cleared 13' (3.97m) or higher since I've been 55, but I'm trying to keep it real.

So the longer I can hold my baseline jump to 12' from 6 steps, the more likely I can remain at that height even if it requires 12 steps.  To do this I must have certain lifting, running and bars benchmarks.  It's not rocket science but it works. 

Have a great day and thanks for caring enough to follow this foolhardy journey of an old man.  I see a lot of myself in this superhero from days gone by - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPU8OAjjS4k in "Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down.  Enjoy and step up to the starting line and march with me!!  Bubba

1 comment:

  1. Well said Bubba! Like I said before, you have set the bar very high for he ones on your coat tails! As it should be! So....You improve every year which makes me improve every year, and hopefully I will inspire others to improve every year. I visit my PT tomorrow to get that bicep looked at and I am looking for the green light to ramp up again. I am excited to jump back on those coat tails!!! :)