The one person who has consistently motivated me to stay physically active is my very own father. He is probably one of the most fit 57-year-olds ever. If I even wanted to be close to keeping up with him, I’d have to train extremely hard, and he’d still be able to out-run me. He lifts weights Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and he runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. That’s 5 days a week!
On Tuesdays and Thursdays he runs 6-8 miles, or almost 10-13KM, while on Saturdays he runs 9-10 miles, or 15-16KM. He maintains a good pace too, running around 7-7.5 minute miles. If I add everything up, he runs close to 42KM in a good week, and this is on top of his weight training 3 times a week. I’d like to some day convince my Dad to do a triathlon or a marathon.
Not bad for a short guy!! Keep up the great work Pops! You’re an inspiration to all of us slackers.