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Embarrassed by a Senior Citizen

MichaelH070862
MichaelH070862Graduate

After swimming a total of 2.5km over 5 days and 90 minutes of legs arms and core with the PT decided I really should do a bit of running after all you can’t give advice when you are not doing it yourself anyway at 7:15 I got out the door started stopwatch for 5 minute warm up temp 4 degrees with 10 mph westerly started Garmin and we’re off decided on walk/run today ran 1km and slowed to walk and here comes the embarrassment a lady of senior years ran past me on her down leg and all she she had as cold weather proctection was a pair of gloves where as I had a top and running jacket anyway finished 1 km walk and went for 2km run did that then walked 2 km so all in 6km done longest distance for quite a while going to try similar next week but increase by 1km.

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Wasn't me 😄 But while out this morning I passed 2 male runners on the trail in winter gear mode, including hats, gloves, long trousers. Me? Thin vest and very thin long sleeved tee and capris.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate in reply to AnnieW55

I wonder if men are colder blooded than us ladies. I do a 10k race in early December and it’s noticeable how covered some guys are. Running coats? 😁. Vest and capris for me.

I always used to feel cold before i got into running. Saves a fortune on heating bills as I’m always turning the stat down 👍

MichaelH070862
MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to misswobble

I am beginning to wonder that I used to be fine but the last couple of years depending on what I am doing I really feel the cold and I can include the summer months sometimes in that.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Might have been me.......

I like running tourism and run hot.

Define ‘senior years’ if you would please?

MichaelH070862
MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

I would say anyone 10 years younger than my mother who is 81 but even I could be classed as a senior citizen and I am only 55.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to MichaelH070862

Not me then, Im a young 60 yrs x

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Ps .... we are BOTH too young to be classed Senior these days..... i think as a general guide you would need to be state pension age as a starting point. I have 7 yrs to go😳

You probably have another 30 yrs to go😥

MichaelH070862
MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

Personally I think it is just a name to give people I found it amusing to classed as a service veteran at the age of 42 when the true veterans are the ones who came home from conflict.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to MichaelH070862

Yes true, young boys returning home from service are veterans too. But, you ARE all veterans of the services, and proudly so! I get what you mean about the terminology though.

MichaelH070862
MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you I am proud of my Veterans badge it makes you feel appreciated

davelinks
davelinksGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

I'm still too young to get a cheap haircut at the barbers at 62.. have tried it on and got away with it a few times but can't always!😚😂

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

I like to think I am more an OG than a "Senior Citizen" 😂😂😂

MichaelH070862
MichaelH070862Graduate in reply to Irish-John

Is that Old Geezer or something similar

McFitty
McFittyGraduate

I think it might be 'Outstandingly Gregarious'😉

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