June 10, 2023 2 min read
une 10, 2023
You should check out these stories. Click on links.
1. Going to the Senior Games...on a bike.
99 hours on a bike. I checked it on Google Maps. Simeon Gipson, a Cherokee tribal citizen, and U.S. Navy veteran from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, is biking to the National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, which starts July 8. He left Oklahoma May 30.
Before he left, Gipson asked if anyone wanted to go with him.
Not surprisingly, no takers. This is a solo journey....about 1,200 miles.
Simeon should get a medal...or maybe some other type metal, like keys to the city.
(If not an Apple listener, try this. Episode 35.
2. I'm 66. Jerry is 66. Thanks for the pep talk Jerry.
From Growing Bolder's Fountain of Youth podcast here is the story of Jerry Cahill. Diagnosed at 10 years old with cystic fibrosis, he was not expected to live past 18. He's still here. Jerry has been a three-time organ donor recipient. He is pole vaulting. Cystic Fibrosis was considered incurable.
"I live in the forward," says Jerry, who had a 20 percent chance of getting through liver and kidney transplants. He already had a double-lung transplant.
We are all a Study of One. Clinical diagnosis do not define all of us. Make room for hope, like Jerry. Stay involved in the game of life, he says.
3. Japan's Aging Population Runs
This story is from nine years ago, but I had some interest because of the many stories I've read in The Economist and Wall Street Journal about how Japan is really in trouble because of its aging population. Small towns are being left empty as younger generations move to the cities. Japan, however, is ahead of us in automation as we slide toward a population drop.
Japan is also ahead of us in the fitness of people in their 80s, 90s, 100s. But you know that, probably. The reason the story especially resonates is a woman started Masters Track in her 90s!
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