By Ida Keeling
Can’t not anything convey Me Down is the memoir of 101-year-old, world-record-holding runner Ida Keeling. pass over Ida, as she’s identified all through her Bronx neighborhood, isn’t your standard runner. Her fierce independence helped her throughout the melancholy and the Civil Rights stream. yet her maximum trials have been but to come.
Ida’s sons have been brutally murdered. Justice was once by no means stumbled on. Ida felt like she didn’t have the energy to hold on and he or she couldn’t wish anymore. yet inspired through her daughter, Ida wear her first pair of trainers on the age of sixty-seven and commenced to chase the paralyzing sorrow from her heart.
Running gave mild and new strength to Ida, and because her first race approximately thirty-five years in the past, she’s saved working and not appeared again. conserving the area list for the quickest time within the 60-meter sprint for the 95-99 age crew, Ida isn’t slowing down. Now she offers us a transparent photograph of what it potential to beat obstacles.
Ida Keeling stocks her inspirational tale approximately growing to be up as a baby of immigrants throughout the melancholy and later elevating 4 young children as a unmarried mom. She bargains time-tested truths collected from a life of observing a country switch and from a life-long religion in Jesus. “Every evening, I thank him for my many benefits, for his suggestions, for his protection,” Ida says, “And each evening he tells me, 'Miss Ida, you simply keep it up, simply because I ain't performed with you yet."
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