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Originally Posted by dchan View Post
 

 

How's that ski instructor joke go?

 

What's the difference between a ski instructor and a mutual fund?


A mutual fund earns money?  

 

Ive heard it as the difference between a ski instructor and a CD (certificate of deposit):  a CD eventually matures and earns money...

post #362 of 362
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Originally Posted by SailnSki View Post
 

Age is just a number.  Keep fit, stay healthy and us old guys can pretty much keep up with most anyone.  Including passing PSIA Level III... I'm 70 and still kick'in ass..

I agree, mentally it is. Every year I get better with my skiing. However, I did get a reminder that I’m not physically ever going to be what I once was. I was in fact told I would not be able to ski again in February of last year, no injury just woke up with a L4,5,6 back issues.  I spent three lousy weeks not even being able to walk 50 feet in the middle of prime ski season. I disagreed with the doc’s… pushed hard and was back late mid March of that same year and near 90% by the end of the season.

 

Every day now I wake up fearing that it will happen again and I’ll be off the hill. It’s freaky because I’ve never ever thought anything would keep me off the hill for good. Even when I had Prostate CA  almost 7 years back now.

 

You are right it is ‘part’ a state of mind but some things we don’t have full control over, no matter what we do.

 

LOL…Keep the “Age is just a number” attitude and I will too buddy. The last thing I want to be like the “rest” of the seventy year old's I see ‘down the hill’ and at the class reunions. I’m still training hard, dropped twenty pounds and expect you will look over you shoulder this coming season and see me closing in on you. I’ll be 70 in March. 

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