December 24, 2022 1 min read 3 Comments
I had a problem. So I joined your community to solve the problem, and created a sub-community, Geezer Jock.
My problem was your problem, which was maintaining fitness as we get older. I turn to others for tips and ideas to keep going. I was walking and doing my Yardio, but it wasn't enough. Now I do work with weights six days a week, three of those days a decent amount of time.
If I lack willpower, I lean on Geezer Jocks. I go back to the community. My appetite is the next hurdle.
I also love your stories. How you grew up and who influenced you. When you put your feet on the floor in the morning, you tell me what gets you going. After getting to the bathroom, that is.
Two more things:
1) When I have doubts about this newsletter and it’s worth, somebody sends me a note telling me they liked a story.
2) I have the write skillset for this. I’ve trained 47 years for this. I have had bylines in most major daily sports section in this country. I can do this.
Thank you Geezer Jocks.
December 30, 2022
Why isn’t @geezerjocknews on Twitter.
Yeah…as Carol above said, you will have a captive audience because virtually no one pays attention to a senior athlete unless they are world-class, with past accolades. So—please—keep writing.
I discovered you when I saw the article about racewalker, Robert Fowler and IMMEDIATELY signed up. Like Rob, I like to competitively walk but prefer powerwalking to racewalking. Gave it a go in the late 80’s, but got tired of the DQ’s. Besides, at the time, the best I could manage was a high 8’s mile (and that would be when walking OUT OF MY MIND!), which was NOT going to get me anywhere.
GLAD to have found you; I need to have things to share and talk about online with other athletic seniors and when I go to Pittsburgh for Nationals next July.
December 25, 2022
Happy Holidays to you as well! Please don’t ever stop writing your wonderful inspirational stories. It’s terrific to read about other older athletes doing an amazing variety of activities, facing different challenges, and seeking to achieve their goals. Thank you for being such a powerful voice for us “Geezer Jocks”.
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December 30, 2022
Thank you for the comment, Demetri. On Twitter, I’m just not sure how many people over 65 are on the platform. Marketing gurus told me not to spread too thin on social platforms, so I picked Facebook. I was on Twitter and it didn’t grow. Now, it looks like Musk is running it into the ground.
Maybe I need to rethink, but I was getting 20 to 1 interactions Facebook vs. Twitter.