Nathaniel Finston, who is 90 years old, has been running for 30 years since he was 60. Finston was once judged by doctors to have a life expectancy of not too long because of nephritis, but running brought him back to life. In August this year, Finston just participated in a 5K race, the result was 39 minutes and 06 seconds. Finston shared five tips about his running career.
Finston likes to run in the morning. Whether spring, summer, autumn or winter, he always gets up and runs at the same time every day. Finston starts running at 5 a.m. every morning, and has been doing so for so many years. "It's very important for me to develop this habit. I believe that self-discipline is a key part of success." Finston said.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Many runners are accustomed to starting running without breakfast, or not having breakfast after running. But Finston planned his breakfast in advance every day. Although it was different every day, he always insisted on having a healthy breakfast. "My view is that a healthy breakfast is a key component of a healthy life and a long life span." Finston usually has breakfast after running in the morning, but on race day, he eats breakfast an hour or two ahead of schedule.
Finns believed in Christianity. He believed that God would calm him down, think calmly about some problems, and help him stick to the running he loved. This is not to encourage runners to believe in Christianity, but to find their own way to calm their hearts and face running and life with a peaceful mind.
As an old runner, Finston does not compete with young people, but with his peers. "I will often see what my peers are doing. I can't always beat them, but it will motivate me to be better and make me competitive all the time." At present, in the competition of the same age group, Fenstone has hardly met strong competitors.
Listen to the body
Finstone has always insisted on this in his running career. When you feel good, run more distance. When the body feels unwell, shorten the running time and wait until the body recovers before continuing to run. "Driving the body beyond its limits can bring disaster, and the cost of injury is unpredictable." Finston said.