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Good Ol' Farhan Lalji is now 30 years old. When did you?...

Postby Farhan Lalji » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:16 pm

Good Ol' Farhan Lalji is now 30 years old. When did you?...

I still feel like I'm 21.

Anyway - I was just curious - at what age did you guys start to feel "old?" (I'm assuming that there are posters on here that are much older than me....like Arachnid for instance? :wink: ).

It just feels weird to know that as an athlete, I would be considered "past my prime" in a lot of sports....such as tennis, soccer, basketball, etc., etc. (although some people argue that an athlete's "prime" years are actually between 28-32).

Although I have changed a bit over the past few years, I still feel pretty much the same way as I did 10 years ago. I don't party anywhere near as much as I used to, but it's out of choice....not because I can't physically "do it" anymore. :look:

Anyway - Was wondering what your thoughts were.
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Postby LotusBlossom » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:42 pm

Felt older at 25 than I do now at 36. Odd to say, but yeah.

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Re: Good Ol' Farhan Lalji is now 30 years old. When did you

Postby Farhan Lalji » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:33 pm

Now that you mention it, I felt "oldest" at 26. :? I had a lot on my plate at the time and so that might have contributed to it.

30's are the new 20's they say. I'm going to put that to the test. 8-)
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Postby dr.dork » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:10 pm

Happy Birthday, man !

I'm 49 and will turn 50 this year. I've felt old when it has taken months and months (and even years) for nagging injuries to heal. But generally I don't feel a lot older (until I look in the mirror)... HA !
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Postby Cornuck » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:46 pm

dr.dork wrote:Happy Birthday, man !

I'm 49 and will turn 50 this year. I've felt old when it has taken months and months (and even years) for nagging injuries to heal. But generally I don't feel a lot older (until I look in the mirror)... HA !


Gotta agree with that - and I just turned 50 last year.

I have a bad knee (dog ran into it!) and a bad wrist (hit by car) - but other than I feel pretty good. I've matured slightly, and realize more and more each year how little I know.

When I was 30 I was running 7 miles a day, got married that year (for the 1st time) and haven't really changed all that much since then.

Happy birthday, and don't look back.
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Re: Good Ol' Farhan Lalji is now 30 years old. When did you

Postby Farhan Lalji » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:31 pm

LOL - you guys are old! What am I complaining about? :wink:

Thanks for the wishes.
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Postby Ridleyfan » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:40 pm

I'm 49, turning fifty in June.

I look 35, which is just my eternal baby face finally reaping dividends :D . My body, though, freakin' HURTS. Osteoarthritis, tendinitis, a bad back (never hit a deer, but if you DO, don't be driving a Honda CRX!!!!), and shin splints.

I still play goal four times a week, but the biggest difference between forty and now is that if I play on a Thursday night and then again Friday at noon, I am DEAD. Whatever "still alive" rigor mortis is, that's how I feel. :lol: :lol:

And honestly, my official "I'm OLD!" moment came in the early nineties when I heard a radio ad for a then-unknown Eminem playing 86th Street. When I heard "Eminem" I thought "M + M" and totally believed it was Martha and The Muffins. :oops:
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Postby Cookie La Rue » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:47 am

Happy birthday !

My experience is that it starts downwards with your body as an athlete in the middle of 30, so you have maybe 5 years left. 8-) . The mind is a totally different thing, youn can be 20 forever in your own mind. :lol:
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Postby Puck » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:12 am

I'm 42. I don't feel physically old, but I find that time is starting to fly. For instance, I pretty much lump the 1990s and the 2000s together as one decade. 1996 doesn't feel very long ago and for some reason the two decades don't seem distinct. Weird, I know.
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Re: Good Ol' Farhan Lalji is now 30 years old. When did you

Postby dr.dork » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:40 am

Ridleyfan wrote:I look 35, which is just my eternal baby face finally reaping dividends :D . My body, though, freakin' HURTS. Osteoarthritis, tendinitis, a bad back (never hit a deer, but if you DO, don't be driving a Honda CRX!!!!), and shin splints.

I still play goal four times a week, but the biggest difference between forty and now is that if I play on a Thursday night and then again Friday at noon, I am DEAD. Whatever "still alive" rigor mortis is, that's how I feel. :lol: :lol:


If you look at ironman times (or marathon, whistler gran fondo or grouse grind times) the drop off in cardio (aerobic fitness) is really not very steep. It is steep enough that you probably can't compete for winning the tour de france in your 40s (but you could certainly be in it). And obviously, if the drop off in times are not very high (with age) then these people are recovering relatively quickly (both aerobically and muscularly) in order to get the training in. (Google Jeannie Longo).

On the other hand, baseline fitness in the general population (of couch potatoes) drops off quite quickly with age which really just goes to show that sitting on your duff for 30 years reminiscing about 'dicks on 'dicks and Loverboy and cursing cyclists isn't good for your aerobic fitness.

So Farhan, if you want to be one of the 60-something men or woman doing the grouse grind in 40 minutes flat, then follow the adage "use it or lose it" (which applies to a lot of things). The other thing these 60-something have figured out is the difference between "hurt bad, must stop" and "hurt good, don't be a whiner". After living for the past 12 years with one form of tendonitis or another, I think I am just starting to figure that out (knock on wood).

We'll probably see another 50 year old NHL hockey player before too long. Chelios got pretty close. And of course there was Howe (> 50).
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Postby nucklehead_88 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:12 am

well.......considering im 22............................ lol not there yet dude
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Postby DavidPratt_ » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:33 pm

WHEN I TURNED 50 A FEW YEARS AGO, I HAD A FEW MOMENTS WHEN I FELT OLD. WHEN EVERYONE STARTED USING THE INTERNET AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO TYPE A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, THE THOUGHT THAT I WAS TOO OLD FOR THIS 'FAD' CROSSED MY MIND.

I MAY NOT LIKE JAY-Z OR KAYNE WEST, BUT I STILL LIKE THE ROXY AND THE ACTION I'M STILL GETTING.

DON'T WORRY FARHAN, HOW OLD YOU FEEL IS BASED ON HOW OLD YOU FEEL. IT'S ALL RELATIVE.

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Postby LotusBlossom » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:28 am

DavidPratt_ wrote:
AS KOJAK ONCE SAID, 'WHO LOVES YA BABY?' (NOT THAT MOST OF YOU EVER WATCHED 'KOJACK' DURING THE '70S)

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Postby the toucan kid » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:13 am

Telly Savalas was awesome, and I never saw a minute of the 70s.
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Postby SarahJ » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:01 am

Felt old at 25 for sure. It hasn't been so bad since. Going on 27 now. That's life. :D
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