Thursday 13 March 2008

Having a bad day? Read this.

This is one of those inspirational stories that immediately stops any nagging thoughts you might have about how tough it is to get older. Life doesn't have to stop or even slow down.

Buster Martin is Britain's oldest employee at 101. Yes, 101. Buster works three days a week at a plumbing company.

He retired when he was 99. However, after two years, he got bored so he went back to work. He also trains for marathons in his spare time. He has already successfully run a half marathon in five hours 13 minutes and now plans on running in the London Marathon on April 13. He doesn't know if he is going to be able to complete it but he is going to try.

Buster, the father of 17 children, used to be a former Army physical training instructor so you can assume he has always been fairly fit. He aims to celebrate the race with a pint of beer and a cigarette.

"If I finish, I'll do what I always do and have a pint and a fag," he told the BBC. "People ask what is my secret but I haven't got one. They say fags and booze are bad for you -- but I'm still here, aren't I?"

Note: OK off you go, the secret is obviously easy ......... have lots of children, run every day for a very long way, keep working, never retire and a have a pint and a fag every now and then.....easy! Or in simplified form, have a Purpose in your life and Move it.....good on you Buster....