I have been out of town, so not adding stories. But I did set a new record for the number of crunches: 1600 in three sets of 500+500+600 with breaks of 60 seconds and then 90 seconds. These are just lifts from the floor, while my calves are elevated on a couch or medicine ball. I am merely creating tension for my abs, not lifting up even an inch at the end. Still a Personal Best for me…

At my high school reunion, I sat next to a classmate who told me he is in the gym six days a week spinning and working out on the machines 3 to 4 hours a day…an average total of 23 hours a week. He was very scornful of all the overweight and flabby, out-of-shape, 70-year-old bodies he saw hobbling around and dancing. He did look more fit and youthful than the others. But he was too disgusted to say much. I didn’t remember him from the old days…many of the other old-timers looked good from their cycling, one climbed mountains, some played basketball, many still ski, one throws the shotput. It’s all a choice. You make it…