Why.....old age?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Razman, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    Next month I turn 41. I started running about two and a half years ago, and I just (finally) got a road bike so I can go cycling again. I'm in fairly good shape, could run 8k right now if I wanted to, but here is where I'm confused.

    Last night I was sitting in front of the stage in my church with my band going over our set list for tonight's New Years service. I went to get up and then climb the steps of the stage and thought, "why is this so difficult?" It wasn't so much that it was painful - sort of but different - just difficult for lack of a better term.

    Anyone else relate? Or am I just a whiner?
  2. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX

    More to your point, the way that kids run around and play is very dynamic. As we age, we stop doing that, and therefore don't maintain the dynamic ability that we used to have. Running has benefits, but it's just one repetitive activity. If you were running to catch the bus, you might feel more benefit of the running. Rising BMI doesn't help stair climbing, either.
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  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Your body is talking to you. All you can do is keep the message as friendly as possible! Low-impact exercise becomes a better friend every year. Or at least that's the way it looks to me at 64.
  4. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    At the age of 62 I'm having an affair.
    I go out with Arthur Itis and sleep with Ben Gay.
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  5. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I'm going to write a song with this title.

    I get down; but, I can't get up.
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  6. If you have to slow down , then slow down. If you have to lighten up a bit , then lighten up. Getting older sucks but it's a heck of a lot better than the alternative. :dead:
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  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    It's called gravity. It works you over 24-7. My docs have been asking me: Do you run? Acting relieved when I say 'no'. Your knees will thank you for biking rather than the abuse that running inflicts on many.

    I am battling arthritis, damage from cancer and just plain aging, 54. You just have to stay reasonably active. Though it gets harder as time goes on but, old age, 70+ you'll be better for keeping yourself strong now.
  8. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    It could be something medically wrong too. I was to the point that I could barely make it back up my back yard hill. My arm was getting completely worn out from just brushing my teeth. I ended up finding out that My thyroid was completely non-functional. I had many many other symptoms. I am now on a pill a day of Levithyroxl. This supplies my body with the Hormone normally produced by the Thyroid. My symptoms are gon. I can run up and down hills like I was 20 again.
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  9. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Yep, I'm feelin' it too these days. I'm 61 with mild arthritis in my lower back, my knees hurt and my shoulders are starting to hurt. (The golden years?!?!?) But I am making an effort to get into shape the best I can and I started today by getting on my treadmill and on my Total Gym, both of which I'll shamefully admit to have ignored for too long.

    I'm not in "too" bad of shape considering. I'm 5'10.5" tall and weigh 180 but I really need to tone up to some degree and would love to drop about 8 to 10 pounds. My past jobs have been somewhat physically demanding and that did help me to stay in shape to some degree. Granted it wasn't 'exercise" per say but it did help. Now I'm sitting at a computer for 8 hours and I've noticed that a few pounds have found their way back on me. I can't stop getting older but I believe I can stop the weight gain.
  10. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Inactive

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    No offense, but I vote for this. If you think 41 is old, it's time to pack it in and give up.
  11. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    None taken, lol! Definitely not packing it up any time soon. Shoot, all my gear is heavy! A 200+ lb 810, Mesa 400, and my main axe is over 11 lbs, AND I jump up and down with it! I'm still 21 but with 20 years of experience.

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  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I thought I was slowing down at 38. What really was happening is 70 hour workweeks and a 7 year old son who wanted attention and doing a degree at night. Oh, plus shutting down the bar on Thursday evenings after class. Then, at 40 or so, it was back to full speed. I thought things were slowing down around 49, but then the recession hit and I picked up my tools. After a while getting back into working shape, I found I could still pack roofing up a ladder and all that. Now, at age 54, I'm sitting on my butt in front of a computer for a living.

    Yeah, I'm slowing down. It's because laziness slows you down! There's a New Year's resolution in here somewhere about getting into better shape by working out or something. I sure hope nobody notices.

    A little pain is just nature's way of letting you know you are still alive and that she loves you. Nature can be peculiar that way.
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  13. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    "Shorter of breath and one day closer to death"

    - Pink Floyd
  14. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    You've never been older than you are right now.

    I'm cool with it, in fact I feel about it much like the John Denver song, "it turns me on to think of growing old."

    If I had a gripe it's the out of nowhere random pain that just shows up. It makes no sense to me and they hurt like hell. Had one the other day, felt like I broke a bone in the top of my foot for a few hours and all I was doing was walking to get more coffee.
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  15. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    "How young can you die of old age?"
    Steven Wright.
  16. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I've come to realize that my odds of winning a fist fight aren't as good as I once thought they were. (I've only ever been in one fistfight and have a perfect 1-0 record.)

    I have also come to realize that I'm way too smart to ever actually get into a fistfight these days, soooooo......

    It's kind of a wash.
  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    This is why my amp is a Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.2 (3.75 pounds, 600 watts peak) and I have two Genz Shuttle cabs; a 12" and a 2x10. Each cab weighs about 32 pounds. I can grab the 12" with the amp mounted on it in one hand, grab the 2x10 with the other hand, and carry them into the venue while remaining nicely balanced.

    But you know what? I carry a folding hand-truck and use it to move both cabs. Why carry cabs when you can do it with a hand truck??

    Getting smarter is also part of getting older! That's why I sold my 30+ pound amp and my 60+ pound cabs.
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  18. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    31 years old and the ear hairs have started to sprout. Why? Why do my ears need hair?

    What the hell am I supposed to do with this? Tweeze it?
  19. INTP


    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    I'm at that awkward age where my ears are sprouting hair, and my eyes are still good enough to see them. As my eyes go, I am thinking I won't care any more since I won't be able to see them.
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  20. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Train it and make sideburns.
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