Follow:
Topics:
Health, Fitness & Fashion  --  Travel Around the World

Your Imperfections Make You Who You Are

In Control of my Camino

After 57 years I have a friend in my body. I know it well. I listen when it talks. In return it is supportive and pretty reliable.

I don’t use anti-aging creams and potions. I don’t try to act or look younger.  I have no interest in trying to look 30, act 40 or any other age than what I am. I proudly display my silver crown as grey Goddess. I’ve earned it. I am 57 without shame. Don’t tell me I’m too old for anything – I abhor ageism and the limitations it attempts to impose on me.  I heard a quote by Susan Sarandon just today , “As you get older, it’s your imperfections that make you who you are.”  Damn straight.

I am not old. I just am. And I will walk 500 miles.

For nearly a year we have been training for this walk.  If I’m not ready now I never will be.

I am in control of the things I can control – I stopped running three weeks ago because my body said I should.  The constant sciatic pain disappeared when I didn’t run.  So for now, there will be no more running.  I’ll try again in a few months.

I stopped taking my statin (after consulting with my doctor back home).  I slowly became aware the statin was causing me joint and muscle pain.  So for now, I’m off. In a few months I’ll have my cholesterol checked and make a decision with my doctor.  But for now, my body says no.

We’ve walked and trained and walked some more. Only one training day left.  This I control.

There will be things I can’t control- weather, sickness, injury, and more.  But I won’t dwell on these things.  There is no point.

Instead I am excited. Ready. Hopeful. Prepared – and definitely not old.

Time to enjoy the final training days of a year of preparation.  Grateful to this body for all it provides, including the wisdom of nearly six decades.

Proud and Fabulous and Ready.

 

Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

4 Comments

  • Reply Lisa Mills

    Have a fantastic time!!

    August 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    • Reply Laureen

      Thank you my friend!

      August 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply theresa lambert

    Awesome attitude! Good for you guys! I will be in my first triathlon on 9/10/17 – we are just getting better :>)

    August 24, 2017 at 4:13 am
    • Reply Laureen

      Good for you! You will be amazing!

      August 24, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Comment on this post