Remembering Olga Kotelko
Olga Kotelko was a Masters track and field athlete, competing well into her 90's and dying just weeks after a competition. She started training in track and field when she was 77. Why then? Her slo-pitch team mates convinced her to give it a try. Well, then, what are you waiting for?
We don't need to throw a javelin for world records(or maybe we can give it a try :)
We do need to find physical activity or continue mastering what we already do. Note the action-word, 'mastering', because it's always a process! There are milestones and goals achieved along the mastering road and then more to come.
Consider embracing a few of "Olga's nine rules for living", from 'What Makes Olga run?' by Bruce Grierson.
1. Break a sweat, daily and differently, with others.
2. Create routines(but sometimes break them).
3. Be opportunistic. Find the 20% of every task that's most important and put 80% of your effort there.
4. Be a mensch. Kindness is an obvious virtue. It works.
5. Believe in something.
6. Lighten up. Manage stress. Grace and gratitude.
7. Cultivate a sense of progress. Move the yardsticks. Adjust the expectations and improve upon them.
8. Don't do it if you don't love it. Have fun doing the doing.
9. Begin now.