Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's no wonder she looks twenty years younger than she really is.

Rose Jacobs is a ninety-four year old inspiration.

She walks eight kilometres every day, spends an hour and a half a day at the gym and took up tap dancing when she was eighty.

When she was ninety-one a friend suggested she should take up running. She wasn't sure whether she would be able to.

'How long since you last ran?' Asked the journo.

'Oh about eighty years!'

This Sunday she is taking part in the Masters Games in Wanganui, she will be the only competitor running in the 100 metres sprint for ninety-four year olds. She's hoping she'll do it in thirty seconds.

What a spunky woman.


Holemaster said...

Wow. Now I feel totally and utterly useless.

laughykate said...

Maybe she was incredibly lazy in her yoof.

But somehow, I think not.