I’m reading a book called, What Makes Olga Run?, which is about a woman who started competitive track and field events at age 77. At age 90 she had no more female peers to compete against, so she now competes with the 90-year old men. The book is exploring research around Olga’s aging process. Scientists are trying to determine what factors in her earlier habits of life might have contributed to her having slowed-down the natural decline of the body. She can sprint and throw a javelin at age 90. She considered pole vault, but then decided not to take the risk.
I’m inspired by Olga. She was a teacher for 34 years. That inspires me, too.