Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

82-Year-Old Man an Inspiration to Exercise ; Good Morning

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

82-Year-Old Man an Inspiration to Exercise ; Good Morning

Article excerpt

There are many times I have to push myself to exercise. I try to run six times a week and work out at least two. It is not all energy, it is pure vanity. I look at the back of me through a mirror and my running shoes are on their way. I know so many people in their 40s and up who just don't take time to exercise, although that number is shrinking.

However, this is not about people my age and younger. This is about a man who was walking around the track at the gym while I was running.

He had a cane, yet held it up and did not use it. When he got tired, he would grab a chair, take a breather, then get right back on the track. Many people, once they stop and take a seat, end the exercise. I kept watching him as I passed by. He had such determination on his face and looked genuinely happy. …

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