Here I am, 35 years old, have birthed three children, and I am running longer and faster than I ever did in the prime of my youth. When I say “prime,” I mean like my teen years, and I am NOT saying that I am old.
I always loved the 100 meter dash in high school because I didn’t have the endurance for the longer runs. In high school the mile run usually took me like 12-14 minutes; I would walk 75% of the time. I was very active and I was not overweight; I just did not have any sort of endurance for running.
Now, at 35, what once took me 22-24 minutes for a 2 mile run a couple of months ago, now takes 18 minutes. CRAZY! For some of you that may seem really slow, especially now that people are running the mile in less than 4 minutes. But I have shaved 6 minutes off of my 2 mile run in one months time–that’s huge! Now I need to see how fast I can run a mile–just for kicks and giggles.
I am in better shape now than I was in high school. I can only imagine how great of shape I will be in my 40’s, 50’s, and beyond! It’s all mind over matter–age is relative!
Note to self: Lesson #14 – Whatever age I am, it is the prime age to be fit!