Sounds like friend of Dave's named Bob ......... if so, he is amazing, these are the local guys that do Rule ..........I regularly surf with a guy who's 68 years old and still charging the big days on a shortboard. Pretty inspiring!
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Oct 5, 2011, 04:37 AM #21
Oct 5, 2011, 04:49 AM #22Senior Member
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Dryland and diet are key. Hamilton's last book says your body is turning over 2 million blood cells per second! Now ask yourself, what are you making them out of... Cheetos?
Oct 5, 2011, 03:38 PM #23
And x20 on seeing the Doc. A all good thoughts on beating the cancer. Somehow I was presuming it was skin cancer, but I can now see I read too much into your posts. Again, congrats, and all positive thoughts. May you have many healthy years of surfing to come.
Skin cancer was mentioned earlier in the thread. It's SO important for us to get checked over as we get older (and keep using sunscreen!). I see the dermatologist every 6 months and have a number of divots on my back and chest.
Fortunately, it seems like all the nasty looking ones have been dealt with. And luckily I've only had one scare that a required a second procedure on a suspicious spot. They took a pretty serious chunk of my forearm (stitches inside and out). Part of the scare was having the Doctor's office call and ask me to come in immediately. Man, did my heart sink. A very uncomfortable wait for the results. My hands were shaking when the Doc called back and said "benign."
At this point, any day I paddle out is good day.
Oct 5, 2011, 05:16 PM #25
I'm 47 (and a half... but who's counting), and I second what a lot of the other old heads have said, which can be summed up as "don't let yourself go." Eat right, don't drink too much, exercise, rest when you're hurting or sick, and if you smoke, quit.
But also... keep yourself active mentally and at peace spiritually. Challenge yourself... take yourself out of your comfort zone and learn new things. And at the same time, do things that give you peace of mind. Pray, meditate, do art, make music, volunteer... do something that gives you peace, and do it often. Compared to keeping your body healthy, sometimes keeping your mind and spirit healthy is way harder.
Oct 5, 2011, 05:37 PM #26Senior Member
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if getting older depresses you, consider the alternative
Oct 5, 2011, 08:33 PM #27Senior Member
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if you haven't watched the movie Surfing for Life, you must. A documentary about aging surfers. Proof that surfing is the fountain of youth. .
I'm 40. It's all about yoga yoga yoga and Tony Horton P90X type stuff.
Oct 5, 2011, 09:08 PM #28
Great thread. I'm 42 and agree totally with JTS's post about a good balance between Yoga, weights, swimming, cardio when out of the water. and LBCrew's about sound mind. Free your mind and your A$$ will follow. I have already had 2 different hunks of "cancerous cells" removed off my shoulders which is scary considering my Gramps died form melanoma Just gotta keep life in the right perspective and keep surfing in your life. Plus, a nip at the Jack Daniels and a good cigar after a good session never hurt!
Oct 5, 2011, 10:05 PM #29Member
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Oct 5, 2011, 10:17 PM #30
my advice to keep you healthier:
2. warm up before you go out
3. eat right
im only 28 but about 2-3 yrs ago i started getting nagging injuries...primarily my shoulder and lower back pain. i started doing yoga a few times a week and it was killer for overall body health and keeping the injuries down.