I am married to a 65 year old “jock.” He probably should have been a professional athlete in some sport, or at least a coach. (However, then we couldn’t afford to be on our mission.)
For the first few months that we were here, we walked in the mornings and he played hard basketball with the Elders. However, our most athletic elders went home or were transferred to Cameroon. (The other country in our mission that has North American Elders.)
Ed has so much physical and mental energy, that he keeps thinking up new ways to keep us “going”. The past couple of months our regimen includes the goal to be out of the house by 6:15 a.m. We then drive 5 minutes to the beach for our 2 mile walk, which has now progressed to a jog. He has lengthened his stride, and now runs at least 3 miles in the time that I do 2.
We are usually the only ones on the beach and can see each other at all times.
After the run we do push-ups on the beach. His are Army perfect… straight as a board and fast.
Mine are like a crab crawl, and definitely not Army style.
We drive home and then he has us jump rope. He is up to over 50 fast jumps…
But it is a wonderful way to start the day and we always feel better if we make the time to do this.