Late Bloomer Jocks - Older Women Runners Train Hard and Run Fast
Last month, our prolific and much admired Contributing Editor for Travel, the witty and lovely Pam Mandel, offered an opposing view in her comment to a blog post where I got all jiggy in extolling the virtues and benefits of aging.
I crowed: "...let go of your irrational fears of aging."
And, reminded readers of the obvious: "...aging is far superior and definitely preferable to its grim and final alternative."
Pam responded with her typical candor:
Having embarked upon the annual exams and suffered the requisite indignities, I vote no to aging...The brain works FINE, thank you very much, but the body? At the crest of the hill, she doth protest too much. I ain't saying there's not plenty of good living to be had, but oy, my back, knees, etc. amen.
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