Celebrating the Wisdom of Experience

So let’s start this blog off with a celebration of the elders of the tribe and the wisdom of experience.

Here is to the people who have lived long enough to figure it out!

We seniors are in a unique position to understand about consequences–regarding our health, our finances, our relationships—because we’ve learned from personal experience. When I was 47, I ran the New York City Marathon. I had been running the Peachtree Road Race for 25 years, and this seemed like the next thing to do to. I developed severe pain in my knees, but doctors and team members told me to just take Motrin and run through the pain. So I did. I got the medal, but my feet paid the price, and I can’t run anymore. The thing is, that if you asked me at that time, I would have told you I was super-healthy, but really I was weak and undernourished.
God is good, however, and it pains my feet not a whit to swim to my heart’s content (and endurance)! My bicycle is another blessing, but not in Buckhead traffic. . . .

I’ve been exercising and paying attention to nutrition since I was 19, and it’s all beginning to come together for me. My hope is that this blog will spark a conversation among those who are over 50 and are finding their own truths as well, a place where we can understand and support each other.

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One Response to Celebrating the Wisdom of Experience

  1. Sara Armstrong October 23, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    I am 70 years old and started working with Susan six months ago. I wasn’t in bad shape but my fitness regimen was non-existent and my diet was atrocious. I thought I was too old to do much about it but it’s never too late. Starting off slowly and working steadily, I now feel better and have more energy. I am gaining strength and losing weight the right way. By paying attention to my diet I discovered that eliminating dairy products from my diet cleared up the inflammation in my knees. The key is to find the right person/program who understands the needs of older adults. For me, that is Susan Longley.

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