Today I heard this "senior", Charles Eugster, chatting eloquently on the radio about his new book, "Age is just a number". What an inspiration. He is a remarkable man, a mere 97 years young! He described himself as having been a dentist and parent of 2 children who was "balding, self-satisfied and a lump of lard" until he started rowing at 63. He became a champion in the over 60s class but worried that, despite the exercise, his body was going downhill. At 87 he took up body building for a couple of years and, as you can see, transformed it. He recommends three things: (1) Keep working/learning new things; (2) Watch what you eat; (3) Exercise. (He loves eating fat incidentally - see my reference in my previous blog, "Battle of the bulge".) He's now a champion long-jumper - in his age-group anyway! So as I put in my final week of fitness work for my own annual ski-mountaineering trip, I know that excuses won't do even if 60 is not so far away these days. Maybe it's time to think about next year's trip!