Posted: 11/01/2016 at 21:41
Hi Cassie 2 and welcome - "pleased to find people still running after 60"? Let me tell you I didn't even start until I was 68 and that was to do a marathon. I couldn't do even half a mile in one go but I worked at it and completed my first mara the following year. I've now done three. I wanted to do one this year (80th) and then stop but didn't make the ballot and I couldn't face the necessary fund raising (it drove my wife crazy the two times I did it, the other time I secured a ballot place). I thoroughly the running but was always slow and I've pretty well given up now. I know lots of folks go on after 80 and I wanted to, but I'm a bit unsteady now, the slightest trip and down I go. Many times I've come home with knees streaming blood and it ain't dignified, so now I'm a non-starter. In fact I don't think I'm really qualified to contribute here any more but they're an encouraging bunch and I don't want to give them up.
All the best, keep it up and God bless. You've at least another 20yrs in you by my reckoning.