WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday by running 100 miles with his family

 

 

Not too shabby. Think about Orville Rogers the next time you pass on the gym.

He says that he didn’t want to be bed ridden in his last years. He explains how he wanted to be able to enjoy time with his family, and enjoy life. In this era of widespread lifestyle induced disease he has an important lesson to teach. Keep moving.

 

(From Fox News)

Rogers will turn 100 years old on Tuesday, but his family — 4 children, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren — decided to do an early celebration on Saturday by running 100 miles together.

“Oh my, it’s overwhelming,” Rogers said. “I’m so grateful, God has been so good to me, especially with family members.”

The 33 family members gathered in White Rock Lake and each ran several miles to finally reach 99, where they joined Rogers to collectively finish the run, according to FOX4.

“We’re just amazed. I guess we shouldn’t be amazed because he lives every day the same and so why not 100? Why not 110?” Susan Rogers Eveland, Rogers’ daughter, said.

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