August 06, 2022 2 min read
This is Kay Glynn, 68, in one of her holiday photos. Her quote is below.
Some quick things here:
“You don’t quit playing games when you grow old; you grow old when you quit playing games."___Kay Glynn, 68, pole vaulter on what she heard at the National Senior Games.
Think about it...and now go kick a ball around the yard, or throw a rock, or toss a pine cone in the air and swing at it with a stick. You're allowed.
Look at this. Click on this link and see what older people have to say about staying revved up for exercise. Breeze through the list. It won't take long. Hover your cursor over their name and just see what they have to say. I swear, you will be glad you did.
Bryant Gumbel, the TV sports guy, is going to have a special August 23 on HBO about the National Senior Games. The scenes will be familiar to the people who were crowded into the venues in Ft. Lauderdale while people watching TV stare in disbelief. The hope is that folks who have no idea there are senior games will tune in and see what the fuss is about.
*The most distressing thing I heard after the USA Track & Field Masters Outdoor Championships was that men and women who were entered did not show up in Lexington because they are late in their age cohort and did not want to lose. Somebody 74 said "forgetaboutit" when they saw the times of the 70-year old.
I have been told over and over that the hardest thing for senior athletes to do is wad their ego up in a small ball.
*I saw a good number of 40- and 50-year olds in Lexington. I talked to a few and will write about it next week and what they have to say about the future of Masters athletics.
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