Diane Pieknik started playing hockey at the age of 65. Image via YouTube screenshot.
If you look forward to a quiet retirement, you don’t have much in common with Diane Pieknik. The Michigan woman had no interest in the non-contact sports usually reserved for older folks, opting instead to give something new a try: hockey.
Pieknik joined a team of women 18 and older, and on her first day fell on the ice, ending up with a serious black eye. But that didn’t stop her; she played through the pain, scoring her first goal recently.
So even if you don’t see yourself lacing up your skates and picking up a stick for the first time as a senior citizen, you should be inspired by Pieknik, who hasn’t let age or anything else slow her down.