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When you finally realize you've aged

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by telleutelleme, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. telleutelleme

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    I remember judging my age by the number of people my age who played professional baseball. Now I judge it by which ones are still announcers.
     
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    When you come out of the bathroom and it smells like your father was in there...
     
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    I’ll feel old when I cant make music anymore....
     
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    I’ve been stuck on a train for the last 3.5 hours due to a tree having fallen on the line... I can feel my self aging atm if this counts too!
     
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    When I realised that my actions creaked louder than my words.
     
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    Not till I turned 100 did I start to realize that I must be getting up there.
     
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    donrichfan Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Funny stuff. I nearly sprayed a mouthful of coffee when I read this.
     
  8. KevinB

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    I realize it when I look at the timings for my morning runs. My legs and brain still think they can run a fast couple of miles; my lungs and heart say otherwise.
     
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  9. Fret Wilkes

    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

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    True. Every time I get one of those showing my income history I've gotta laugh. It resembles a roller coaster or a rip saw blade! "Yeah, YEAH! Awwwww, yeah, Yeah YEAH!, AWWWW, Yeah, yeah!...Awww ... " well, you get the idea. I've settled into "I guess this is it for the duration" as I flatlined a number of years ago, which is a good thing. Luckily most of those dips were prior to my 32 year run with the current company. Those early employment years were quite a "ride". ;0)
     
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    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

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    @KevinB Spot on!! In the 80's when I started running (1981) I was never a REAL runner, but I was a consistent 7 minute miler, running up to 17 miles as my longest run. My fastest mile was a 5:50. I was pretty happy with that, but knew I was slow compared to "real runners", and kind of haunted by it.

    I fell out of running in the 2000s for a variety of reasons. Then I started up again in 2011. I got out there and felt liked "Winged Mercury"! I was so surprised that I still "had it". Then I started checking my times and I couldn't break a 10min mile! Suddenly, as I looked back longingly at the runner I used to be I realized that I was not bad, and Ive aged quite a bit! I was a front 1/3 of the pack kinda guy. Why couldn't I be happy with that at the time and less driven to heights I'd never achieve? I got one last half marathon in before my back decided I was done running.

    Now, I walk everyday. I'm at a 14 to 15min mile and I'M HAPPY WITH IT! Age does have some benefits for sate of mind. ;0)
     
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    @Fret Wilkes I have also never been a real runner. It was always something I did, but never really enjoyed, to keep me in shape for other sports I liked. Nowadays I also can't break 10 minute miles any more.

    I should walk more...and run less!
     
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    I spill my coffee on my sweat pants a lot :(.

    I never used to spill coffee or wear sweat pants :oops:.
     
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    At some point everyone has that moment when they look in the mirror and ask “damn, when did I get so old?”.
    I’ve had multiple surgeries (knee replacements and prostate) since 2014. I aged from the stress of all of them.
    Still I am in much better shape than my dad was at this age.
     
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    I think I am getting shorter and I am praying I do not become a great-grandfather this year.
     
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    Had to have a physical yesterday for a coaching job at the local school district. And my old doc changed clinics so I changed focs. One of his specialties is 'mens aging'. He said that only applies to old guys, though. Not guys like me.

    Did well on the memory test, at least. Missed one answer. The nurse said it was a story problem, so I kept waiting for the math that never came. They wanted to know where the person lived.
     
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    It really hits home when you see some celeb, movie star or musician you haven't seen in a while, and they look really old.
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    Senior discount, score one for the old pharts:D
     
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    Ah, yes! I like to be called "Senor Discount".
     
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    Yeah, you never know how you're going to wind up when everyone around you is a yes man.
     
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