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Old 08-22-23, 11:57 AM
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I was doing some stretching and working with rubber bands outside on the lawn while my wife was at a medical appointment, where she did not want me to be with her. Of course, someone had to ask me "if I was okay?
I told the fat lady, excuse me, overweight lady, that she could exercise with me if she would like and that I was fine. She declined.
This has happened to me several times when I am doing similar activities. I guess it comes with being 83yo? Or whatever. When I do my exercises at the swimming pool, they all know I'm the crazy old guy, so they don't ask anymore!

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Old 08-22-23, 12:47 PM
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Shoot, it only gets better from here. Welcome to the other side of life.
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Originally Posted by gobicycling
I was doing some stretching and working with rubber bands outside on the lawn while my wife was at a medical appointment, where she did not want me to be with her. Of course, someone had to ask me "if I was okay?
I told the fat lady, excuse me, overweight lady, that she could exercise with me if she would like and that I was fine. She declined.
This has happened to me several times when I am doing similar activities. I guess it comes with being 83yo? Or whatever. When I do my exercises at the swimming pool, they all know I'm the crazy old guy, so they don't ask anymore!
Yep, when people see old folks doing weird stuff they think escapee from the "memory care" facility. If I'm not looking for attention from random strangers I aim for normal behavior in public.
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Old 08-22-23, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
Yep, when people see old folks doing weird stuff they think escapee from the "memory care" facility. If I'm not looking for attention from random strangers I aim for normal behavior in public.
I had an hour to either waste sitting in the car or get some exercise and stretching in. I chose exercise and stretching. And I would proclaim that hopefully I'm not "normal."
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Having spent the first 3 months of this year in either a hospital or a rehab facility, during which time I turned 58, I have to take issue with that assertion.
There's an exception to every rule.
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Old 08-22-23, 04:30 PM
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Happy Birthday! My next birthday will be 70 and I still feel the same as I did in high school.
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Old 08-23-23, 01:34 AM
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Old 08-24-23, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir
... And I ain't got a goddarn idea what to do about it.
1st thing is a belated

No fooling and no schitt --- Morning of my 50th I got up, went into bathroom, looked in the mirror and told the image looking back that being 50 means you likely have less time left to live than already lived so get your ass in gear and enjoy what's left AND before you die you will be told you have cancer.

I have done my best to enjoy life and part of that has been to ride as much as possible AND I do have cancer.

p.s. -- In 7 days there will be the 2nd FULL MOON of the month and my bicycling goal will be to ride 100 miles.

p.p.s. -- My cancer AND BIKE ACCIDENTS are reeking havoc on my body but I'm still getting my ass in gear as a 73yo Unique Eunuch due to Prostate Cancer.

GOOD LUCK, RIDE ON AND ENJOY!!!
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Originally Posted by MinnMan
I found turning 50 to be the hardest. At 30 I think I was still eager to be a "real adult". It kind of bothered me when I turned 40, but not really. 50 hit me really hard. By the time I turned 60, it was no big deal again. Is it resignation, maturity, wisdom now? I'm not sure. But at 50....there's just something about the reality of that time of life.
20 was the worst. I wanted to be a teenager forever. 65 sucked as well. I disliked the transition from Middle-Aged White Guy From the Suburbs to Senior Citizen Shaking His Fist at Clouds.
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Old 08-31-23, 07:33 AM
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a work colleague, 49 yrs old, just lost her husband suddenly. dropped dead from a heart attack. sounds like you're doing great! rejoice!
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