The 104 lb, 5 foot 4 Matron has been pounding out those four daily miles for oh, about 20 years now. For the last 14 years, she's also been practicing yoga. For the record, Matron can bend forward from the tailbone and fold herself in half, resting her chest on thighs -- nearly straight.
She actually had her husband take a photograph of this, but in the end, could not bring herself to post a photo of herself featuring mostly, her butt. So here is someone else's butt as example, courtesy of her friend The Internet.
As mentioned earlier, after two decades of exercising mostly without cost, January's icy freeze finally drove her to join a gym for the first time.
Turns out, LifeTime Fitness stores a warehouse full of personal trainers, all seeking fresh meat to firm! One of them contacted the Matron with the standard offer for a one-time, free Fitness Assessment, in which her flexibility, strength and endurance would be thoroughly documented and dissected.
She's not proud. Always looking for that ego-stroke, she said: "Sure!"
And after her test -- in which she folded herself in half and then (for fun!) stood on her head and then did a backbend, followed by a ten minute cardio test in which she ran 6 mph without real exertion-- after this, the 280 lb, 5 foot 7 "personal trainer" who was sweating more than the Matron said, not only with a straight face but with utter conviction and sincerity: "Okay, but there's room for improvement. For just $259 and 6 weeks, I can really get you into shape."