June 29, 2019

She Began Running When She was 100

When 103-year-old Julia Hawkins was 100, she stopped competing in the NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES bike races, because she could no longer navigate hills and the bike's gears. So she switched to running the 50 and 100 meter sprints instead!

She has 3 world records in running.

Now here is a woman with a great, inspirational mindset.

I love her model:

Instead of giving up, she took on something new that works for her.

It's never too late to start.

I love how she says that she gave up her nap to run the race. ๐Ÿงก

I also love how she is an avid gardener and wears a fresh flower in her hair when she competes.

This week, the New York Times interviewed Julia. One of the lovely things she shared is to "LOOK FOR MAGIC MOMENTS."

Below, if you have time, is another wonderful clip of Julia talking about her life, as a centenarian, who is interested in so many different things.

Julia, I want to be your friend,
Louise ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—


  1. Awe-mazing. Julia is a true testament to age only being a number. The power of our minds and spirit. Truly inspirational ((meaning in spirit). Go, Hurricane, Go!!

  2. Looking forward to cheering you on as you break the 100m freestyle record for a 100 yo!

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