Age is Just a Number. It is for Sister Madonna, Can be for You, Too

No matter what your age is, you can start right now to moving towards participating in any athletic activity. Yes, you can.

Video credit: The Nike Channel on | Published Aug. 14, 2016

Sister Madonna began running at the age of 48 in 1978. After getting encouragement from friends, she competed in her first triathlon four years later at age 52. Now, at age 86, she has completed more than 35 marathons and 320 triathlons, including winning her women’s age group at the 2005 and 2006 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

So how “old” are you right now? What will your age be in five years?

If you don’t start today, then imagine missing out on five years worth of fun, making new friends, increasing your self-esteem, and potentially improving your health, fitness, and overall outlook on life.

Choose your sport or fitness activity right now — from archery to yoga — and then take a step. Check the schedule at your local parks and recreation department or senior center (often, they have activities for free!). Sign up. Go.

Be willing to try. Be willing to work around current physical issues. Be willing to start slow. Be willing to be slow.

To quote the Nike slogan, “Just do it” and let Sister Madonna be an inspiration to you.

About Bonnie Parrish-Kell

Publisher & Chief Diva here at Slowpoke Divas. I always feel better after a good workout or matter how sore I am afterwards. Tweet me @bparrishkell or @slowpokedivas. Instagram: @slowpokedivas