It’s not about age.
That is what I found out last week as I was climbing Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.
When I was there 4 years ago, my husband and I struggled to get up it. We were breathing hard and had to take rests in order to make it to the top.
“They should have warning signs for people over 40, so we know what we are up against”, I croaked out between breaths.
I was blaming it all on my age and the fact I was a couple of years past that 40 mark.
Little did I know that climbing that same stretch 4 years later (and thus 4 years closer to 50) was much easier. I have shed a few pounds and now that I am exercising regularly I am a lot fitter.
I made it up the mountain easily and did not have to rest once. (I still had sore legs the following day, but that’s to be expected!)
And yes, you get injured more easily and don’t recover quite as quickly as you get older. However, it is all about your level of fitness (of body and mind).
So stop blaming your age. You are not “too old” to do anything, to go after your dreams.
Step up your fitness level. Start exercising your body and start exercising your mind with some motivational “brain food”.
You are never too old to learn and chase your dreams. Get going!