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Are you age 50 or more and living a fitness lifestyle?

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When I turned 80 
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Breaking The Family History 
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The journey continues 
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4 open-heart operations later 
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Never quit, but the doctor said? 
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Skinny but Fat 
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Still luvin my workouts! 
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NOT A "DIET" BUT RATHER A "LIFESTYLE" 
60 YRS OLD. 6'4" TALL, 310 LBS., FORMER MARATHONER (NEWPORT R.I. 3HRS. 58MIN. 28 SECONDS) 32 years old at the time) ran the race at 210 lbs.! WHAT HAPPENED?! …

From an Overly Simple Beginning 
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My daily exercise routine. 
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Keep on keeping on. 
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Kicking Sand in One's Face . . . 
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Still at it! 
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