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Get Motivated: Grandmother Runs Down Purse Snatchers

One of the reasons I stay active is that I want to be able to run with my grandchildren. While I am hoping that life change is at least 20 years down the road, I know I want to be one fit granny. A recent news story about a British grandmother has me motivated to run today, tomorrow, and well into the future. Janet Lane, 68, was waiting for a friend on a park bench. On the bench next to her sat her purse with money from a recently cashed pension check. Two youths snatched her bag and took off running. Lane, a cross-country star in her teens, took off after the unsuspecting thieves. In true grandmotherly fashion she caught one of the snatchers by his collar, and he dropped her purse. She was pleased as punch to get her bag back, although neither of the purse snatchers was caught. Claiming to not have run that fast since she was a girl, Lane currently stays fit by swimming and walking. All I can say is "Run, grandma! Run!"


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