Even at 100-Years young, Ida Keeling of Philadelphia makes time to stay active, stay healthy, and break records along the way. During the 122nd Penn Relays this past Saturday, Keeling set a new world record for the fastest time in a 100-meter dash for competitors 100+ at an impressive 1-minute and 17-seconds. What’s even more remarkable? She followed up her incredible performance with a quick set of push-ups for the crowd!
Ida is clearly a glowing representation of long-term health, but she also stands as a testament to preparation in all facets of life. Keeling’s daughter & trainer, Shelley Keeling, stood by her mother’s side and raised her hand at the finish line but attributes her mom’s praiseworthy feat to all the exercise she does on a regular basis like squats, calisthenics, and bike riding. Life in a lot of ways is full of race competitions. We all stand on our marks. We share a common goal of making it to the finish line. The question isn’t will you be first place, though. It’s, will you be in even better shape for the next track meet?