Monday, June 1, 2009

Quality of Life

This past weekend, I attended a weekend Bachelor Party. We played paintball during the day on Saturday. It was my first experience playing and I had a load of fun. It was amazing to me to watch the 17 guys on our "team" play. We had a wide variety of ages, athletic ability, physical limitations, etc. I noticed many of the guys that were heavier always stayed back to be the defenders while those of us that were in better shape took charge of the attack. It was also interesting to me that several of the attackers were the older guys. Why? They have kept themselves in shape and were able to move spryly around the field.

Why is it that grandfathers of 60+ are in much better physical condition than single guys of about 30? Choices!! They grandfathers, in my opinion, have had the motivation to stay in shape while their children were growing up and now that they have grandchildren, they want to try to keep up with them as well. The single guys are living for themselves and in some cases killing themselves by not taking better care of themselves.

Who do I want to be in 30 years? On Saturday, I was introduced to a few guys that are my age, but looked older than my friend's parents. I want to be able to be one of the grandfathers taking his grandson out for a day of adventure. I do not want to be a defender standing in the shadows while everyone else has fun on the attack.


Oh Sew Good said...

Okay, first is was your post on the pedometer being a motivation and now I have a new motivation. Thanks for that. I really needed that.

Ron said...

I hope that I too, am one of the attackers when I hit 60.... damn that is on 10 years away!!!!

workout mommy said...

such a great post! I try to explain this to my husband all the time and he just won't listen. At the rate he is going, he won't be around to see his kids have kids, much less be able to run and play with them. :(

Life is so short and we only get one chance!

D said...

This is a great post. DH & I have talked about this a lot lately, esp. w/ his back troubles. We're both working towards being those "spry" old people instead of those who are stuck in chairs, unable to "do". D