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ALOHA FROM KAUAI–Tennis Orgy Continues

I’ve found myself finding precious little time to write.

On this trip to Kauai, I decided to succumb to my passion for tennis and see how much I could play every single day. The weather has cooperated. For 8 days, I’ve managed to play a mimimum of 4-5 hours a day (sometimes more) in two separate sessions, morning and afternoon with a mid-day rest.

Now what is even more amazing is that I don’t even need an aspirin when I’m done. I usually work out on the floor an hour in the morning, stretching and working with weights. Then I walk to the tennis courts (1.5 miles), play, and usually find a ride home. A quick lunch, a rest or nap, and then I return to the courts at 3 p.m. until dark (about 5:30 p.m.). Dinner and then the cycle repeats itself.



If I were 25, this schedule might be ordinary. But I am thrilled at age 64, I can get this much exercise, feel great, and not suffer any problems.

The whole point of writing this though is to celebrate the fact that we are never too old to get fit. Five years ago, before I worked on fitness issues, I could not have played an hour of tennis. Now I have the freedom to play as much as I want!




Is the body a miracle or what? Is exercise the best medicine, or what? I’m a true believer.


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