Retired Twice and Still Active


Just before heading down from our meager 3 mile hike on the Colorado Trail to Harvard Lakes, we met another 500 miler on his 16th day on the trail. Eugene, an Air Force Colonel who, after retiring from the service, became a High School Science Teacher.  He is retired again but no less active.

Eugene’s trek, from Denver to Durango, is just about 500 miles. We had the pleasure of hiking and talking with him for a while. We enjoyed a lively and enlightening conversation. Like many of the other fit Boomers we met on our CO journey, Eugene has been active almost as long as he can remember. But, don’t be discouraged, it is never too late and we will show you many examples of Boomers who have gotten better with age.

Meanwhile enjoy our short interview, on the trail with Eugene.

Mother and Daughter Take A 500 Mile Walk

Sue and, daughter, Michelle are hiking the Colorado trail from Littleton to Durango, approximately 500 miles of up and down. Typically it takes 5 or 6 weeks for hikers to complete the hike and these two are right on schedule, no small accomplishment.
Katja and I spoke with Michelle and Sue on the trail near “Harvard Lakes”. While we were on a day hike, the ladies were 16 days into their trek.
Enjoy the video.

 

 

 

 

Boomers Plan Adventure Run!


Johnathon and Carl, two Colorado Boomers, are on the “Midland Trail” in Buena Vista CO planning an annual adventure run. Colorado boasts one of the longest life expectancies in the Nation and with many boomers, like these two,choosing to live here it is easy to see why.
The Midland Hill in Buena Vista Colorado begins on a bridge over the Arkansas River. It has several hiking, running and mountain bike trails. From easy to advanced, something for everyone. Hikers, who want a real challenge, should hike or run to the Midland peak, approx. 1500 feet in about 2 miles.

Myth#1 To be old is to be sick

getboomersfit-com_louWhile the prevalence of chronic diseases increases with advancing age, a large number of mature adults are healthy, robust and without any significant functional limitations. Even in advanced old age, there are individuals that attain incredible heights of athleticism and fitness.
MYTH #2 Soon!

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