Need any more motivation to get off the couch?
Japanese man qualifies to compete at London 2012 aged 71. Japanese dressage competitor Hiroshi Hoketsu will be the oldest athlete at the London Olympic Games. In Japan, the 71-year-old is called the ‘hope of old men.’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/mar/06/hiroshi-hoketsu-oldest-london-2012-olympics
London 2012 Olympics: 100-year-old torchbearer carries the flame. Diana Gould became the oldest torchbearer of the 2012 Olympics relay after taking the flame through north London yesterday. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/olympicsvideo/9426435/London-2012-Olympics-100-year-old-torchbearer-carries-the-flame
Reminds me of a brilliant excerpt from a General MacArthur speech….
“Youth is not entirely a time of life – it is a state of mind. It is not wholly a matter of
ripe cheeks, red lips or supple knees. It is a temper of the will, a quality of
the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, a freshness of the deep springs of
life. It means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of an
appetite for adventure over love of ease. Nobody grows old by merely living a
number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may
wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul”