50s + Thread - The Art of Aging Gracefully (or not)

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 141 - 155 of total 155 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Mar 17, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
When I turned 50 (two years ago) I read Psychovertical by Andy Kirkpatrick. I then got my 34 year old copy of Yosemite Climber off the shelf and said to myself "I have to climb there". 6 months later I was in Camp 4 and did a host of classic routes. I returned again last year and in June I'm coming back to do the Regular NW face on HD. There is a saying; "We do not quit playing because we grow old, we grow old because we quit playing". Play on people.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 17, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
Why is Fritz holding his breath?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 17, 2014 - 02:30pm PT

There are four types of cranes in Chinese myth: White, yellow, blue and black. The black crane is thought to live the longest - up to 600 years. When a crane is shown among clouds it stands for longevity, widsom and nobility. When shown among pine trees, the crane symbolizes determination, wealth and power. When two cranes are shown together, it is the ultimate depiction of longevity.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 17, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
Penis longa, vita brevis.

Or something like that.

Moose
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Mar 17, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
I am mostly just a poser but I DID do a 57 mile bike ride yesterday to commemorate my 57th birthday.

Credit: Sewellymon
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
Mar 17, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
Happy B-Day Jeff!
SicMic

climber
across the street from Marshall, CO
Mar 17, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
You're only as old as those you feel. - Messner
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 17, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
Sometimes are harder than others to age gracefully through.

50 + mph winds here today. The spruce tree gracefully reposed onto our garage this morning. My chainsaw is inside the garage, directly under the tree. Still blowing way too hard to approach the ugly task of cleanup.

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz

Schist happens!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Mar 17, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
In the spirit of fighting old age viciously, my poor body has been pummelled into submissions. Worked on legs with personal trainer on Friday. Saturday, we did a mock rescue mission way out on St. Helens. I insisted that I should not operate the snowmobile in marginal conditions since I rarely ride one. Got on the back and held on for dear life as we flew through the brush. My legs look like my husband beat me unmercifully. Got to the steeper section, then took off on foot for the last 1/2 mile to the "patient". OMG - postholing with 42 pounds on my back on a steep hill was damn hard. Snowshoes did not help one bit. Plummetted through tree branches in a tree well on a steep hill. Crwled out with my pack hanging up on every twig. Finally made "patient" access. This was humbling. I took solace in that only 2 of us made patient access all day. The youngsters never arrived......

Went for a 2 hour 30 minutes run on Sunday in the rain. Plunged straight into the hot tup afterward, then assumed the horizontal position on the couch for the rest of the day. Not fast. Not enough distnace covered. This better payoff with fabulous fitness as the snow melts!!!

Keep fighting! Never surrender!
Tadman

Mountain climber
CA
Mar 17, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
54 years young
54 years young
Credit: Tadman
Tadman

Mountain climber
CA
Mar 17, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
Still 54
Still 54
Credit: Tadman

Do not go quietly...
MH2

climber
Mar 17, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
Penis longa, vita brevis.


One good thing about hanging with the older crowd; you get the classical education.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 17, 2014 - 11:05pm PT
Way!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 17, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
Aging is a gift not everyone recieves....just hope that it is the gift that keeps on giving.
MH2

climber
Mar 19, 2014 - 12:18am PT

Off-the-beaten path aging strategies?

"I fight against the gluttony of time with so many very amusing weapons--with gestures and with three attitudes and with charming phrases; with tears and with tinsel, and with sugar-coated pills, and with platitudes slightly regilded. Yes, and I fight him also with little mirrors wherein gleam confusedly the corruptions of lust, and ruddy loyalty, and a bit of moonshine, and the pure diamond of the heart's desire, and the opal cloudings of human compromise: but, above all, I fight that ravening dotard with the strength of my own folly."

James Branch Cabell
Messages 141 - 155 of total 155 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews