Lives don’t run out simply because you are 50 or 60

woman being lifted like a barbell by two men

I heard this phrase on the radio today: “Lives don’t run out simply because you are 50 or 60”.

I’ve not heard it said like this before. Some people assume that at 50 or 60, a woman isn’t doing anything interesting if she ever was. I’ve more than once been asked, ‘are you still working’ ? Life doesn’t run out at 50 or 60.

Lives don’t run out simply because you are 50 or 60” would’ve been a great response/put down this sort of query deserves.

Anyway, what does working look like? Yesterday, a bald/dumpy man I’d just met told me his daughter had said TikTok was the ‘latest’ (I know).

How did I know about it? he asked – had my daughter told me?

I’m trying not to take the question personally, but just evidence of his assumption that my own life would’ve run out when I was 50 or 60 years old and I would now be living through a son or daughter (don’t have either).

Lives don’t run out simply because you are 50 or 60

More years don’t mean living a second-hand life. I know the years are just a number, and in that sense, my age isn’t relevant, but as I’ll be 73 next year – it’s more important than ever to live as a progression to more and new and better.

The picture above is of me being a barbell at Cheethas in Hove.

It was Hannah’s inspiration. She went to the desk at Cheethas and said, ‘Can you lift 50 kilos?’. ‘Course we can’ said Greg.

‘Oh, by the way, it’s human’ said Hannah.

Thanks, Ricky and Greg, for the lift. Hannah Grasskamp for her imagination in capturing the image, and thanks to Jason for his training.

Please see the video of the above on TikTok soon.

Lives don’t run out simply because you are 50 or 60

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