17 Jan 2012
In my last post, I rode the New York Times yoga wave, which is now drowned out by opposing sides duking it out. Of course, I’m not anti-yoga. As my kids can attest to when we were skiing a few weeks ago, I’m just a lot more cautious with my body as I get older.
Did you know I won a Nastar ski race the year I turned 50? It was my first (and only) official wind in your face, slippery, downhill ski race. At the time, I was in pretty good physical shape. I won a gold medal and never had to don any spandex. Yay!
Fessing up…a friend told me there were no women over 50 that had entered the race that day and I would get a huge handicap if I signed up. I’ve never been so scared in my life. But I did finish the race (without falling and killing myself), and I cherish my little gold pin.
I thought I would never be in racing shape (ha!) again until I saw this video on the Lines Of Beauty blog. The video of a 95 year old ballet dancer, shot on Fire Island, captures the secret and beauty of staying fit.
Photo: Vintage Ski Poster