Kay Glynn is no featherweight in holiday greetings: That’s 160 lbs.!

Kay Glynn, looking forward to her 60th birthday this coming year, sends the latest in her series of legendary Christmas greetings from Iowa. Usually they feature her in the ice and snow. This one may require icing afterward. In any case, she’s again a role model for getting outside your comfort zone. Kay writes: “I was trying to think about what I could do for this year’s card.  I realized that I hadn’t done this little trick for a couple years and had never done it in the spirit of a Christmas card!  Given the deterioration of my ailing hip (I’m still putting off surgery), I figured I’d see if I could even do it.  If I could, I knew (at 59 and 10/12ths years old) this would probably be the last time I’d be doing this.  I was fortunate enough to still be able to use 160 pounds, although I was willing to settle for 120 if I had to!”

Kay is used to getting vertical in the vault, but this defies imagination.

We’ll forgive Kay the typo; she had other things to worry about in this shoot.

Courageous Kay continues: 

For the first time in doing a stunt, I was really nervous about doing this.  Even though I still try to vault and dance, my limp is here to stay until after surgery…whenever.  And, with this concrete block stunt, there’s no good way to “recover” if things don’t go well.  I have no “plan B” for this! But by the time things were all set up and ready to go for the photo session, the only fear I had was losing my hat!  And, yes, my feathers!  The 160 pounds seemed to be the least of my worries!! 
Happy Holidays to all my trackin’ friends out there!

What can you say other than Wow!? I won’t even guess what Kay will be doing at 70, 80 or 90. Keep Kay in your thoughts as she works her way back to masters track fitness.

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December 22, 2012

4 Responses

  1. jim broun - December 22, 2012

    You go girl!

  2. Weia Reinboud - December 22, 2012

    I’m quite happy that this isn’t a heptathlon event…!

  3. Lisa Ryan - December 28, 2012

    Bottom line….Kay is cool!

  4. Joseph Burleson - December 30, 2012

    Good luck with the surgery, Kay, and we hope you get back to dancing and competing ASAP. You are a true champion who has been an inspiration to all of us.

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