|In his 70s, Tommy Hafey was used to advertize Jeeps,|
which were celebrating their 70th birthday.
This morning, I heard the sad news that Tommy had died yesterday at the age of 82. It was a bit of a surprise, because I had heard him interviewed quite recently, and he was very articulate, upbeat, and still religious about his early morning run, swim, and push-up routine by Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne.
|Tommy doing his early morning push-ups by Port|
Phillip Bay in Melbourne.
(Picture: Andrew Tauber Source: Herald Sun)
He was passionate about the value of exercise generally and was an evangelist for a healthy lifestyle, changing the lives of many people for the better along the way. Apparently it took a malignant brain tumour to finish him off, and mercifully it appears to have been a short illness. His passing has tinged my day with a little sadness.
My exercise for today comprised a slow 10km run on stiff and tired legs. It was a grind early, but once I warmed up became a little more enjoyable. The good news was that my right Achilles tendon was much less painful.