Health & Wellness

Don’t Let Your Age Be A Roadblock to Your Dreams

January 20, 2016
Don't let age hold you back

Don't let age hold you backThis week I was interviewed by Charlotte from The Mummy Toolbox and we discussed the question of Age and Running – it was for her story “Never Too Old to Run” .  I would love you to read her article in which she introduces her Dad who started running at 56 and also my thoughts and experience over the last 8 years when I first started to run.

Are we too old to run or do anything for that matter?

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Running might not be your thing, but the point is that we shouldn’t let ourselves be limited because of our age.  If you are fit and healthy then GO FOR IT I say.

I knew a lady once who, at the wonderful age of 78, skydived with her grandson.  We see many examples on social media and in the news of people who are on paper ‘quite senior’ doing wonderful things with their life.

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If you had told me when I was 40 that I would be running a 42.2km marathon at age 55 , I would have laughed at you!  However, running the marathon was a turning point for me in my life!

It taught me that  I could do ANYTHING I put my mind to ACHIEVING and it also taught me that age is no barrier and midlife is a wonderful phase of life!

As I said, it doesn’t have to be running.  Wanting to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle is a great goal, however, we all have different dreams.  We also have the capacity to making them a reality.

My recent guest post ‘ Remove ‘But’ From Your Vocabulary and Achieve Your Dream’  discusses how we need to face our fears and replace ‘BUT’ with ‘WHEN & HOW’.


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  • Reply Miranda January 22, 2016 at 06:49

    Such a great reminder to not only do the things we are dreaming about now, but to also not let anyone else’s perceptions of what we can do limit us.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Fitness Fridays on Drops of Learning. Hope to see you back again tomorrow!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:38

      Hi Miranda! Thanks for the opportunity to link up and look forward to linking up again.

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill January 22, 2016 at 12:18

    I love how much you’ve achieved with your fitness Sue – you are an inspiration. I also agree wholeheartedly with your comment “age is no barrier and midlife is a wonderful phase of life” it is SO true 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:39

      Thanks Leanne! You don’t have to run, you can walk, dance, swim or whatever as long as you keep moving and enjoy life that is the important thing.

  • Reply OneDizzyBee January 22, 2016 at 12:32

    The older I get, the more I find myself resisting the idea that I’m too old for something. I figure, I’m the exact perfect age for it, if I want to do it! The best thing is that now, at fifty, I find I really don’t care as much what other people think about my choices, as long as I’m pleased with them. That’s a very freeing feeling, and perhaps one that comes with age 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:40

      Oh I love your attitude and wish more 50+ would realise this. It is very liberating to think that we don’t have to limit ourselves based on what other people think. Have a great week and keep Sizzling!

  • Reply dgkaye January 22, 2016 at 13:17

    Great to read inspiring posts. Age is a number, yes we may feel it some days, but as long as we’re able, we’re never too old. #Bloggerspitstop

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:42

      Hi Deb, yes as long as we keep trying and get back up when we do have down days life can be so good. Thanks for stopping by to comment and have a great week!

  • Reply Michele January 22, 2016 at 14:26

    I like the inspiration because I really believe that age doesn’t have to stop your dreams. If there are things I can no longer do, such as running ( bad arthritis and new knees) I can replace it with something else that I am interested in and excited about. I now swim and am hoping to be able to do Zumba Gold soon.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:43

      Hi Michele! Zumba Gold sounds interesting! You are right you don’t have to run you can do anything as long as it is moving. I’d love to hear how you to go with Zumba Gold! Have a great week!

  • Reply Lee MacArthur January 22, 2016 at 15:30

    Age is just a number. My neighbor and I are about the same age but I appear to be much younger because I still walk around, exercise and sometimes outlast the 15 and 20 year old people I know. Running is a bit hard due to living in a part of Alaska with regular blizzards and the only place to run is in the local school gym. So instead, I walk, do some yoga to work on balance, dance (bellydance, hiphop, latin, whatever catches my fancy), weights, aerobics, etc. I am not limited by preconceptions. As someone said earlier, I am the perfect age to do it and I totally agree.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:45

      It is all about moving Lee! Once you sit down and don’t try – that is the day you start dying. I love that you aren’t ‘limited by preconceptions’ you go girl! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  • Reply Margaretha (Equine Guided MD) January 22, 2016 at 18:42

    I agree 100%. Age is just a number. I love running and I hope to keep on running for as long as I can keep upright. Someone needs to develop a Zimmer-frame for runners.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:45

      Oh I love your idea of a Zimmer-frame for runners Margaretha! LOL:) Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  • Reply Kathleen January 22, 2016 at 22:45

    I am not sure what age your blog reaches Sue. Maybe you could aim a little lower (younger). I hear young people complaining of getting old, they can’t do what they used to. They can’t remember things etc. It makes us laugh because we feel like we are getting younger. Maybe they do have a roadblock or they are allowing it to be a roadblock. Thanks for all your inspiration.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:46

      I know Kathleen they don’t have our stamina! LOL:) I certainly don’t feel my age but it is all in the mind I believe ‘ you are as young as you feel’! Thanks for stopping by to comment and have a great week!

  • Reply Lori Schumaker January 23, 2016 at 04:12

    Sue, this was so inspiring! I absolutely loved it! This last year has been so difficult for me at 46, I’ve felt like I’m about done, but when I come here, I’m reminded that this season of illness may be just that. A season. And I have great years ahead of me, running again and living fully!!

    Blessings and smiles,

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:47

      I’m so pleased you found the post inspiring Lori, however I’m sorry last year was difficult for you. Wishing you all the best for 2016! Hugs!

  • Reply Regina L. L. Wells January 23, 2016 at 08:27

    Sue, I love this and appreciate the reminder. You are an inspiring lady. Keep sizzling, sister!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 12:48

      Thanks Regina! I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and thank you for the compliment. Have a great week and yes I will keep sizzling!

  • Reply Leanne@crestingthehill January 25, 2016 at 13:37

    Hi Sue – I already commented so I thought I’d Stumble this time 🙂 ~ thanks for hosting our #OverTheMoon linkup number 7 ~ Leanne 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 25, 2016 at 14:27

      Thanks Leanne!

  • Reply gigi January 26, 2016 at 02:08

    You completely inspire me Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 26, 2016 at 11:18

      Oh thank you Gigi – your comment has made my day!

  • Reply Wendy January 28, 2016 at 12:48

    Last year I had the absolute privilege of sitting on an airplane next to Ophelia, a beautiful grandmother with amazing pearls of wisdom to share. She was on her way to a three day dance competition — and NOT as a spectator! It (almost!) made me want to start Irish dancing again. Instead, I’m trying to get my husband to take ballroom lessons with me. Maybe if I get him the lessons for a Valentine’s Day present he won’t be able to put it off any longer. 😉

    Thanks for continuing to inspire me, Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 28, 2016 at 12:50

      Yes Wendy there are so many amazing people out there enjoying life. I have always wanted to take ballroom lessons so if you manage to get your husband there, let me know your secret!!! Thank you for your beautiful words and have a lovely day.

  • Reply Rosemond January 29, 2016 at 08:11

    I just turned 50 and completed a 66 mile bike ride! Yes, we can accomplish so much more than we ever imagined!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 29, 2016 at 08:58

      Hi Rosemond you are inspirational! Great going with the bike I’m impressed. We do have it in us we just have to stop listening to people who say we can’t!

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