Fitness
Days after turning 100 yrs old, womans completes 5K race and has no plans of slowing down
The spritely senior is on no medications and walks about 2-3 miles a day.
Jaclyn Abergas
12.22.22

What do you do after your birthday? Mick Roberts completed a 5k run.

Did we mention she just celebrated her 100th birthday a few days before the race?

Yes.

Mick ran and completed a 5k race in 56 minutes.

Can you beat her record?

Despite her age, Mick is a very active lady.

Walking is part of her daily routine and she walks two to three miles a day.

That’s why the 5k race was very much up her alley.

Sometimes she’s joined by her son, Chuck, and his wife, Donna.

But since she walks every day, she often leaves them behind easily.

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But they still go with her because they’re really the only family she has after having already lost her husband and two sons.

“I do it twice or three times a day, it doesn’t take very long. I just like to get out in the air and move, I don’t like sitting around,” Mick shared.

Mick also lives separately from Chuck and Donna.

She currently lives at the senior living center at Saybrook at Haddam so their walking routine is part of their quality time together.

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“She’s leading the way here,” Donna said. “She’ll lead us and we just follow and that just says it all. She’s healthy, no medication at 100 years old that’s just amazing.”

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It’s really impressive how much energy she still has at her age.

But she’s been used to moving around all her life so it’s not really surprising that she can still join and complete races at her age.

Aside from her family who finds wellness inspiration from her, she also inspired so many of those who watched this video or read about her.

It’s not every day you get to see a centenarian finish a race every day.

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Although sometimes her family has a hard time keeping up with her.

“It obviously sets the bar pretty high so when my kids say, ‘oh no we don’t want to run the Manchester Road Race this year,’ I’m [like] grandma did the 5K so you people are running,” Donna joked.

Mick winning the race might be a big deal for her family but it’s an everyday thing for her.

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Mick just wants to put smiles on people’s faces and spread the joy she feels.

“She’s a happy person, she says it’s not a big deal but I think most people say well to live to 100 is one thing but to live to 100 and be this active and enjoying life and still being engaging is a wonderful thing,” Chuck explained.

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Mick hasn’t lived the easiest life. Her latest challenge was battling the coronavirus but she lived to tell the tale.

And because she lived, she wanted to share with others to live life as she did.

She wanted to share with people to just take life one day at a time, especially when there are hardships. And remember to smile every step of the way!

As for now, she is going to continue living her life the way she wants to enjoy it.

Will she retire from walking and racing?

Maybe one day but not yet!

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Meet the centenarian runner when you watch the video below!

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By Jaclyn Abergas
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Jaclyn Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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