As long as I can remember my dad has been in relatively good shape. He doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks, and usually eats healthy. When I was growing up he used to take me and my brothers on all sorts of adventures. For a guy that wasn’t what I would call an “outdoorsman”, meaning the kind of person who likes camping, we did surprisingly find ourselves outside a lot growing up. My dad’s house is only five minutes from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) which is really convenient if you want to run. It is very green and there are a lot of running trails and practice tracks throughout the campus.
When I was in Mexico I had the chance to do a run with my dad. It was fun. He isn’t as fast as he used to be, but he still kept up with me which for his age is really good. Maybe it is because I secretly want to believe I have the same physical endurance as he does, but I am really happy he has kept up his health all these years. Yes, he has a lot of gray, but I don’t know many people in their 60s who can still jog 5 miles (about 8km) as well as he can.