I can not believe that it has been almost 20 years!! I feel that I just left high school maybe 6 years ago? Anyone else with a lapse of aging complex?? Hate to admit it....my parents were right?!? (God I know I now want to DIE!!!) LOL
I was on a team this last spring that made me stand out, I was so young in relation. The race is just over a 100 mile 7 leg relay race from Mt Baker to the ocean: X-country ski, downhill ski, run, bike, canoe, mt bike, kayak. The oldest person was 69, the avg age was 61 and the next oldest person was 16 years older than me. Our team finished with a time with almost 2 dozen teams behind us out of 400.
Well I wasn't feeling old until recently, my wife and I had our 1st child who will be two now on 11/22/03. Seeing all the younger parents who started so much ealier than we did that have kids the same age as ours, THAT makes me feel old LOL.
sometimes i still feel 12! just hard to believe that we can be old enough to have kids in high school. btw, i'm working at a program that helps teen parents. i'm working with grandparents our age! Jeesh!
well i wont get in to this subject as from all the wrestling ive done over the years has taken its toll on my poor body lol i ran across this by luck great to see this site for us now i hope to see more coming in to at least that chat room
Whenever I start to think that I am old I remember my grandmother, who lived with good quality of life, until she was 101. Knowing I have that kind of longevity in my family at 37 I still have 64 years to go! That helps me keep things in perspective and helps me pace myself. I also had my daughters later in life (Helen is 2 1/2: Paige is 15 days) so I have other things to think about today other than my chronilogical age--my kids are deffinately keeping me young and active(whether I like it or not :) ).
First of all-Rick Travis is REALLY OLD! As for the rest of you, you're not old yet. That is unless you have been drinking and smoking since high school! Average life span for a man in the U.S. is 72.9 years. For women-79.1 years. But women can take comfort in this little known fact-in a study group of 100 centenarians the females out numbered the males 9 to 1. And ladies, you should also know that it's menopause , among other things, that has created this longer life span through the evolutionary process. So guys-think back to all those times you said you were glad that you didn't have to deal with a menstrual cycle. You're probably wishing you could have one now. So anyway, if our collective ages right now are between 37 and 38 and we live out our natural lives we still have 35 years for the men and 42 years for the women. That makes it a little past 'halftime' for the men and leaves the women with the knowledge that when their life partner is gone they will still have a few years left to go out cruising for a new one. I'm 38 now and still childless but I do plan on having a few. But I don't think 40 is to late to get started. Maybe by then I'll be mature enough to do a good job. My aunt and uncle in-law didn't start until 40 and 41 as they wanted to have their careers first. They had twins, a boy and girl, the first time around and then had another little boy 3 years later. The twins graduated from highschool 2 years ago and the other boy graduated this year. All were accepted to top universities, excel at many different things and seem very well adjusted. Their parents wouldn't change a thing. I'm following that model. Like Big Jim Casey said-'You're only as old as you act'! So I'm hovering around 3 years old!