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.