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March 6, 2008 posted by

My New Hero

I don’t understand retirement. Why would anyone spend their entire life figuring out what they want to do, getting better at it, and then quit?

I also don’t understand slowing down, backing off, or abstaining from the things in life that make you happy. I tell this to people all the time and, generally, they react as if I’m either crazy or lying. My goal all along has been to experience life; find the things I like doing; and then doing those things until I die. Kind of like this guy who, as far as I can tell, has got it all figured out. 101 years old, working, training for races (“in my spare time”), drinking and smoking. I think I’m going to have to find myself a Pimlico Plumbers shirt. Cheers, mate.

“My doctor told me that if I take perfect care of myself for the rest of my life, I’ll get very sick and die.” – Rodney Dangerfield


  • Dude, he DOES NOT look 101. Really only like 67 tops. And I bet, if you delved into his history, he has probably completed quite a few beer and fritter climbing challenges. Just seems the type. Thanks for posting the story.

  • steveinspiring as always but for all the wrong reasons…anyway, i’m headed to a new all time weight max! i’m 160 now and am shooting for 200 by may. not a shred of muscle either; it’s impressive. suzanne and i saw a p90x infomercial this morning and came very close to plunking down the 3 easy payments of 39.95. i’ve been threatening to get back on my bike sometime soon but the thought of getting back in shape seems orthoganol to all the damage i sustained this winter. anyway, visiting your blog again is the first step toward my rehabilitation. the second step is locking up the fridge. step 3 is remembering i have a b-day challenge in 2 months. shit, where’s the remote?marc

  • Steve,It was nice being able to talk to you on the bus ride back to the hotel from the Grove in Anaheim. Thanks for all the work you do for Beachbody!Keith

  • Great meeting you, too (and your wife and her sis). Hope you guys had fun shopping. See you next year!Steve

  • Alright, Marc,Weather’s improving. Maybe we should get on our bikes….

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