Let's not forget Dara Torres, who at age 41 is the oldest swimmer on the US Olympic team and the US record holder in the 50m. In a sport dominated by youngsters, Dara won a silver medal in the 50m freestyle. When you realize that the ages of the gold and bronze medalists combined still don't add up to 41, you realize how terrific a feat it is.
Hmm, maybe the 40s aren't going to be so bad after all. 🙂 Go, Dara! You've made us proud.
Lol. We are sooo on the same page. She’s my next Olympic inspiration post. Did you see the interviewer ask Dara after the relay what she would tell her daughter about these Olympics? Dara said, “Never put an age limit on your dreams.”
I did, C.J.! It was so cool. I wish I looked as good as she does, but you know what, after seeing her, I refuse to believe all the naysayers who tell me that because I’m 40, I’m going to gain weight and can’t get it off, blah blah blah.
I’ve lost 10 lbs of real fat (not water) over the last few months by doing nothing more than changing my habits. Imagine if I added regular workouts into the mix!
She is truly an inspiration. If she’d listened to “reality” talking, she’d have believed she was too old and her body just wasn’t going to cooperate.