Hey people. Today's post is inspired by some conversations I've had with a number of people lately about aging, aches and pains, and challenging one's self. You guys have probably seen the first video because it was all over FB about a week ago, but I love it. I love the look on the woman's face. I can tell she is still feeling the thrill of her body moving through space. I want that to be me someday.
This next one was posted on the mountain bike forum I frequent. The younger rider who put it up commented how much respect he had for this guy. I relate VERY much to him. The sport I've come to love is regarded by those who don't do it as crazily risky and dangerous. To me the bigger risk, or what I fear more-- is relegating yourself to the sidelines of your life because of being afraid to get out there and have fun. I don't want to get injured, but I'm unwilling to give up the joy and thrill I feel when I ride.
I guess how I feel about aging right now, is that I have some apprehension about losing some agility etc over time, but I figure I'm definitely going to get old. The choice I have is to get old continuing to challenge myself and trying to have as much fun as possible, or to become increasingly more cautious and fearful. I pick "A". How about you guys? Thoughts???