It Drives Me Crazy When People Say This...

It drives me crazy when people say, “I’m too old to do that.”

Truly, there are very few things in this world that you’re too old to do.

Take Anne, for example.

I met Anne on my recent vacation in Patagonia. Wow, did she ever inspire me!

Anne is turning 70 years old in a few months. Yet, she has the strength and endurance of someone decades younger.

She hikes, bikes, runs, rock climbs, jumps out of airplanes, and travels the world, often solo.

She completed almost all of the treks I did in Patagonia. We’re talking hikes from 13 to 20 miles.

We, along with two other people, were the only ones on a group glacier trek willing to try ice climbing. And she went first!

Her courage gave me courage.

I hope when I hit 70 that I’m as healthy, strong, independent and adventurous as Anne is.

She has always taken great care of her body by being mindful about what she puts in it and how she moves it.

She keeps her soul well-nourished by feeding it what it needs to thrive, like traveling to places far away from her New Zealand home.

Most importantly, she never, ever says, “I’m too old to do that.”

Thank you for being such an inspiration, Anne!


Below are a few more photos from my Patagonia adventure including trekking on the Viedma Glacier and in Torres del Paine National Park and Los Glaciares National Park.