@Toto'sDad, I’ve never been better than a 14, and that was before my catastrophic knee injury at age 42. Never broke 80, but I shot 80 a couple of times.
My right knee dislocation ended tennis for me - I was much better at that - but I could still play golf a little. Need a knee replacement on the right knee this fall to repair the failing joint’s collapse. Haven’t played in a couple of years, and I can’t wait to play again.
You’ve had the unspeakable happen to you, TD. You have to shoot your age, or better. And you will.
Could be worse, I finished the Chicago Marathon at 47 only to be passed over the final mile by a guy who ran it backwards the whole way.I’m 55 in a couple months. I ran 10k today on Father’s Day and have been drinkin like a fish since (hey, it’s Father’s Day!). But, I feel old. Some young whipper snapper (what does that even mean, who came up with that) passed me runnin on a trail and I cursed him good. But hey, I was out there!
I still feel old. Bought wine at Safeway recently and they did not ask for ID even with my mask on. Ugh, I cursed that cashier too, (I curse a lot in my old age). I played my Tele as well today and worked on mixolydian scales to play over 7 chords.
Well .. I can still run 10k and drink. And I can pretend to play guitar. All is well bein old I guess.
Some instances of poor health are self inflicted. But in the end, no matter how rigorous your exercise and diet and stress relief regimens, something is probably gonna get you. We're headed in the direction of, no death before 100 is "natural causes". Which is good - but is also kinda daunting if you think about it.Old is in the eye of the beholder, not the individual beholden. Everyone is old to someone else.
Re: Being old and out of shape - I have family who never took care of themselves and now have serious health consequences in their 60s. I have family, my mother for one, who ate well and exercised starting in her 20s and at 70 doesn't take a single pill or have any aches or pains. She walks miles every day.
Take care of yourself, is what I'm saying. With the exception of flukes, accidents, and genetics, poor health is often a completely preventable choice.
How very true.Some instances of poor health are self inflicted. But in the end, no matter how rigorous your exercise and diet and stress relief regimens, something is probably gonna get you. We're headed in the direction of, no death before 100 is "natural causes". Which is good - but is also kinda daunting if you think about it.
I am so fortunate, I have lived a good life, and continue to do so. I played golf yesterday with my wife, and son. I'm 79 years old, and my wife is seven months older than I am and looks like my daughter!
Just like a toilet paper roll the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!I've lost people pretty much every age I've ever been, through one way or another. All of them taught me one final lesson when they left - "Live your life the best you can, with whatever time you have" Therefore, I try not to dwell on age too much i.e. I live in the moment and deal with whatever comes, good or bad. I live for experiences mostly. When Grumpy Old Men came out in the early 90's, something Burgess Meredith said really struck a chord with me, and he was in his 90's by then I think - "Experiences son! That's all there is! To everything!" I believe he was right and pretty much confirmation of what the people I'd lost by that time, and since, have always said to me too. FWIW man. Only other thing I'll add is this - You won't believe how FAST time flies as you get older! Days seem like hours to me now