Inspiration from a near-octogenarian runner

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6 Responses

  1. Debbie says:

    You’re doing him a disservice in the headline. Should be near-octogenarian! I think this could be the kick I need to get my lazy backside out the door to do some exercise this morning. xxx

  2. Fiona says:

    you’re right. i will change the header. thanks for that you super-sub. doesn’t he look fab?! in a very fit kind of way? x

  3. Debbie says:

    He certainly does. I was amazed to see he only started running at 54. But starting at that age as a superfit Munro-bagger is very different from starting as a nicotine-addicted, gin-swilling couch potato! Still, it did inspire me to ignore the impending rain and get out for a jog/brisk walk, followed by the gym. And I was rewarded by the rain staying off until I was safely back indoors again. Result xxx

  4. Fiona says:

    sounds like you’re making tracks to being fitter. have you thought about writing a blog? “gin swiller’s bid for good health”. or whatever. you could write a guest blog series for me. i’d give you a special place on my site. you write really well and you’re funny so you’d be very good at it. you could be anon if you wanted. xx

  5. Debbie says:

    It’s lovely of you to say so but I don’t know if I could sustain it – a blog, that is, not the fitness attempt, which is going quite well, all things considering.
    I’m aiming to do at least 4-5k a day, mostly walking but I am building up the jogging part (I’d never dignify it with the term running!). Nike+ is fantastic for those of us who need proof of our progress.
    Incidentally, I know this isn’t your end of the market but how low could I go in price if I wanted a basic bike? Still not convinced about roads but that video of yours had me thinking about excursions to places such as Loch Lomond.
    Will mull over the blog thing.

  6. Fiona says:

    I wouldn’t go too low in price terms for a bike as you’ll regret not having nice components. Pricier components are easier to use, eg the gears, and can do battle with our rainy/salty roads. LIghter bikes cost more but are easier to cycle. Gordie and I would be delighted to accompany you to a bike shop to give you guidance. Gordie knows his stuff while I’d be less likely to spend a fortune. Or go to Dales. They won’t sell you something you don’t need. Tops £300 I’d say for a hybrid bike (one you can go on roads and cycle paths like the Glasgow to Loch Lomond cycle way and the cycle paths out near Ellen. And do think about the blog. Would be fab to have you writing something. xx

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