Hey guys! I’m sorry for missing the past two days of challenge posts – my vacation has been great, but I’ve learned that I should have found the time before going away to schedule out the posts, or at least I should have given you a place to link up. I’m really sorry! Truthfully, my vacation was a bit of a last minute decision – hubby said “Hey… Wanna come down and spend a few days just with me in Boston and upper New York State before I head home from my training?”. We really needed the time together, and have greatly enjoyed not having our conversations repeatedly interrupted 🙂 That said, I now have a good 5 hours of riding in the car on our way home with a fully charged iPad and bluetooth keyboard, so I should be able to get those posts up for you (if the wifi at the service centres cooperate with me). Thank you to everyone who has continued on without me – you guys ROCK!
Today our topic is:
How will you stay busy when you retire?
As much as I look forward to reaching retirement age and having more time to do the things that I WANT to do, I don’t think I’ll ever fully retire. I doubt I’ll ever be able to NOT have regular commitments – I’d be bored out of my senile mind. That said, here’s what I see myself staying busy with:
- Coaching – I’d love to spend my time coaching young athletes, maybe in running, or triathlon.
- Personal Training – training my peers (aka other old people) to help them maintain a good quality of life – help them maintain strength, range of motion and BALANCE (loss of balance is actually a leading cause of death as it leads to debilitating falls and other injuries).
- Spending time with my grandchildren – I hope to live close enough to spend lots of time with my grandchildren, though I doubt I’ll want to be their regular caregiver while my daughters work. I’d still want my freedom to coach and train. That doesn’t mean I won’t love them – it just means that like now, I’m a better caregiver when I also get some time for myself.
- Swimming, Cycling and Running – I want to compete in Masters level triathlons.
- Golfing – I love to golf (although I’m not that good at it) and so does my husband. We actually have a great time golfing together, and I can see us taking golf vacations all over the world.
All in all, I’d love to spend my life being and encouraging others to be active – no matter what their age is.
How will YOU stay busy when you retire?