John Henderson, 100
I am John Henderson – the oldest living University of Texas football letterman – and I hit the century mark on Dec 24. My wife, Charlotte, and I also celebrated our 73rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 22. Three years ago I started wearing a pedometer almost every day. Last year, I walked 532.67 miles. As of Dec. 18, I was about 50 miles away from the 500 mark this year. In addition to walking, I lift weights in the fitness center at Longhorn Village where Charlotte and I have lived since it opened its doors in August 2009. I am also an active Wii bowler, being one of four participants on the Longhorn Village team which won a National Bowling Championship between retirement communities in 2010, averaging a score of about 200 during the series.
We’re looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.