Feeling too old to keep running? Feeling too old to start running? Think again. Meet Joy Johnson. You see, Joy's an 82-year-old marathoner who didn't start running until her 50s. She runs 3 marathons a year. I don't know Joy, but she's my hero, inspiration, and aspiration. At age 81, Joy wasn't happy with her previous marathon time, so she decided to train harder. Check out the clip below to see what she did to prepare for the 2008 NYC Marathon. (FYI: takes a moment for the clip to start.)
Here's another brief clip of Joy in 2009 after completing her 22nd consecutive running of the NYC Marathon!
Many of you may have already seen these clips of Joy and her amazing running accomplishments late in life, but since many of you (including myself) are just beginning your training for your upcoming fall 2010 marathons, I thought it was the perfect time to share some Joy.