Indianapolis Monumental marathon on Friday. The race director also allowed us to speak at the pasta dinner that evening: so, hopefully some runners will take the program to his or her city and implement it there. We can only hope. Sadly no mayors or city council people attended even though I sent emails several times to 40 towns.
In the seminar, I tried to explain that the concept of old age in America is that of wheelchair-bound people, assisted living, and dementia, which unfortunately is fairly accurate. Mike Fremont and his lifestyle prove that old age doesn’t have to be a drain on society and that, at 91, one can be happy, vibrant, and productive – as he is. I think those attending were lucky to see Mike, listen to him, and take in his wisdom.
The beautifully organized marathon demonstrated the race director’s attention to detail and his ability to delegate. And, since the temps were absolutely perfect for marathon running, I thought Mike would break his half-marathon record of 3:03. But, alas, that didn’t happen. After the race, Mike told me that his shoulder (which will be repaired surgically this week) didn’t bother him too
much but that he was distracted by some individuals. Being famous is tough, eh? Many cheered him on at street corners and a TV station interviewed him. And, I’m sure we’d all agree that it would be wonderful if we could run 13.1 miles in 3:24 at the age of 91.
So, no more blogs from Mike for awhile, though I’m sure he’ll write some occasionally. I will take over for now and post at least a couple each month. If you like us on Facebook, you’ll be alerted when the blogs are posted. In the meantime, stay healthy and happy!